1,046 ‘illegals’ leave from Abu Dhabi Airport

ABU DHABI — Ever since the declaration of three-month amnesty period, 1,046 illegals of various nationalities have left the country through the Abu Dhabi Airport, according to Major Jamal Hareb Al Zaabi, head of airport office of the Abu Dhabi Naturalization and Residency Department (ADNRD).

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Tue 3 Jul 2007, 8:38 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:57 AM

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) offices in the capital had received till yesterday about 2,000 applications from illegals who wanted to regularise their status, according to sources at the MoL. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Ahmed Al Besher, a legal adviser to the ministry’s Disputes Department, said, “The department receives about 500 workers daily who have questions regarding their status. In addition, it receives applications from companies and sponsors requesting to regularise the status of illegals who were declared absconders.”

Al Besher said that the companies and sponsors would be required to pay all the charges regarding cancellation and transfer of the sponsorships, and not the workers.

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