Dh1 million fine waived for 18-year-old Dubai resident
Another resident had a fine of Dh500,000 waived after overstaying for 10 years.
An 18-year-old teenager who was born in the UAE but remained unregistered since birth was able to get his overstaying fine, which exceeded Dh1 million, waived.
This happened on the first day of the UAE amnesty initiative, "Protect yourself by rectifying your status", at the Al Aweer amnesty tent in Dubai.
The youth was able to apply for official documents with the help of his consulate at the amnesty tent.
Woman's Dh500,000 fine waived
An Arab woman who had accrued nearly Dh500,000 in overstaying fines was also able to avail of the amnesty initiative on Wednesday.
She had come to the UAE 10 years ago with her five children.
The husband had registered them but neglected to apply for her.
Upon hearing of the amnesty initiative, the woman immediately applied and obtained an exit permit, as per an Al Khaleej report.
Dh120,000 fine waived for maid
An African maid who overstayed her visa by four years has had her Dh120,000 fine waived with the help of the amnesty initiative.
The maid had come to work for an Arab family residing in Abu Dhabi in 2011, according to Al Bayan.
After several fights, she absconded and did freelance work for nearly four years. She met a family who said they wished to help her rectify her status. Upon looking into the absconding report, she realised her fines were too great and dropped the idea.
She has obtained an exit permit and will go back to her home country.
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