Interior calls on offenders to benefit from new amnesty

The violators of the entry and residency law would be granted permits to leave the country if they hand themselves up voluntarily to the competent authorities within the time limit specified by the ministry against waive of all fines, Interior Ministry official has said.

By (WAM)

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Published: Mon 26 Nov 2012, 8:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:29 PM

Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior stressed that the ministry would provide facilitations to offenders willing to benefit from the amnesty, noting that the centres to receive the violators have been set up nationwide.

“There are clear instructions on dealing with offenders who hand themselves up voluntarily to authorities to benefit from the amnesty, as their departure procedures will be smooth,” Al Menhali said.

The remarks were made during the visits paid by Al Menhali today to Fujairah, passports office in Khor Fakkan, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain.

Al Menhali reiterated his call to the violators to benefit from the two-month long amnesty, which will be in force from Dec. 04, 2012- Feb. 04, 2013.

He said the move is a humanitarian gesture from the higher leadership in the light of suffering of some categories who could not abide by the entry and residency law due to their conditions worsened by the accumulated fines on the families.

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