Longer working hours ahead of amnesty end

Workers at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFAD) have had an extra two hours added to their working day, in order to process the outpasses of illegals seeking pardon during the final days of the amnesty, ending on February 4.

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Published: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 8:30 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:44 AM

GDRFAD Director-General Major-General Mohammed Al Marri made the announcement on Tuesday: “The doors shall remain open for amnesty applicants until 10pm instead of 8pm ... to meet the pressing demand and clear all transactions within the set time.”

The move was in response to a suggestion raised by the Illegals Follow-up and Foreigners Sector, headed by Lt-Col Khalaf Al Khaith, Assistant Director-General at the sector, he said: “While the residency employees have managed to process about 995 amnesty transactions on a daily basis, they are fully geared up to handle over 1,000 applications before the end of the grace period.”


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