No extension as amnesty ends today
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.