No amnesty extension

ABU DHABI — Minister of Interior Lt-Gen. Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday reiterated that the amnesty period will end on September 2 and there would be no extension.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Wed 29 Aug 2007, 8:47 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:02 AM

In a statement, however, the minister clarified that amnesty seekers, who have completed the formalities before September 2 but are unable to leave the country because of non-availability of air bookings or any other valid reason, would be allowed to leave the country any day until November 3. Lt-Gen. Shaikh Saif pointed out that the government will provide all assistance to them for leaving the country before November 4.

Meanwhile, Brigadier Mohammad Salim bin Awaida Al Khaili, Director-General of the Naturalisation and Residency Department in the Ministry of Interior, has said an intensive campaign will be launched from September 4 to nab the illegals who ignored the amnesty programme.

It is learnt that the number of people, who have come forward to take advantage of the amnesty, has crossed the 250,000 mark.

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