152,375 exit passes issued

DUBAI — Around 232,635 applications of amnesty seekers were processed by the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department until September 23, according to Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director of DNRD.

By Mary Nammour

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Published: Wed 26 Sep 2007, 8:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:13 AM

"We have regularised the status of 80,260 people and issued 152,375 exit passes so far. Of them, 110,834 persons have already left. The Follow-up and Investigation Section (FIS) in Jumeirah is still witnessing a big turnout of illegals who want to cancel their visas and leave the UAE without paying any fines," Brig Al Marri said.

"Illegals who wish to rectify their status can still do so but they have to pay the due fines. They could have spared themselves the penalties had they approached the FIS within the three-month amnesty period that was granted recently," Brig Al Marri added.

He said that illegals are received daily at the FIS from 9am to 2pm and from 9pm to 2am during the holy month of Ramadan.

"We have fixed our timings at the FIS to cope with the potential rush that might come up as a result of the shorter working hours during Ramadan," the DNRD Director said.

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