Indian man's USD 55,812 fine waived in UAE amnesty
Emirati sponsors are handing over passports of absconding employees as part of the government's initiative 'Protect yourself by rectifying your status'.
The amnesty scheme was launched to help absconding workers get their passports back and legalise their status, Khaleej Times reported.
Eighty per cent of the 400 amnesty-seekers approached the Al Fujairah center yesterday to receive their passports, which were submitted to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) by their sponsors, the report said.
The amnesty center carried out a large number of fine-waiving procedures and issued many of them outpass to be able to leave the country, the report said.
"This was the maximum waived amount on the day," said Brigadier Dr Ahmed Ali Al-Saghairy, acting executive director of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs in Fujairah.
The identity of the Indian was not revealed.
After getting their passports, the amnesty-seekers began procedures related to the modification of their status or departure from the country, the report added.
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