No ex­ten­sion as amnesty ends to­day

The Gulf Today - - FRONT PAGE - SOMYA SAAD

The dead­line of the amnesty that had been granted to il­le­gal res­i­dents will end on Fri­day (Nov.30) and there will be no more ex­ten­sions for the ini­tia­tive, con­firmed Bri­gadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashdi, Act­ing Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for For­eign­ers Af­fairs and Ports at the Fed­eral Author­ity for Iden­tity and Ci­ti­zen­ship (FAIC).

He ex­plained that the amnesty, which lasted from Au­gust un­til the end of Novem­ber for four con­sec­u­tive months, is ex­cep­tional in all re­spects, as it avoided the neg­a­tiv­i­ties of pre­vi­ous cam­paigns.

He thanked the pru­dent lead­er­ship for the amnesty which waived tens of mil­lions of ex­emp­tions ac­cu­mu­lated on the res­i­dency vi­o­la­tors.

They rec­ti­fied their res­i­dency sta­tus in the coun­try re­al­iz­ing vi­sion of lead­er­ship to reach a so­ci­ety free of vi­o­la­tors and to be the hap­pi­est peo­ple in the world.

He ap­pealed to those who re­ceived per­mis­sion to leave the coun­try within the grace pe­riod granted to them, urg­ing the per­sons who have six months res­i­dence in the coun­try with­out a spon­sor, to set­tle their sta­tus by trans­fer­ring their res­i­dence to a new spon­sor dur­ing this pe­riod or to de­part so as not to in­fringe once again.

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