Fees on expired trade licences being waived
RAK authorities ask holders to come forward
The Economic Development Department said those who have held commercial licences for three years that have now expired will be pardoned from settling any related fees and fines.
A senior official at the department said holders can get their licences cancelled without fear of risking a heavy fine.
The official stressed that the grace period is only valid until December 31 and only for non-nationals.
The official said holders of expired commercial licences should only refer to the emirate's Court, Labour Department and the Naturalisation and Immigration Department to ensure their expired commercial licences do not sponsor over staying employees or violators to the UAE immigration laws.
The official stressed that the holders of expired commercial licences should provide the department with notes of these three departments and can instantly get the commercial licence cancelled for free.
The official added that the move was decided to enable the e-archiving of the commercial licences at the department and give a chance to the holders of the expired commercial licenses in the emirate to fix their status for free.