Overstay fine can get fresh visa application rejected

Overstay fine can get fresh visa application rejected

Dubai - Approach GDRFA to seek their advice.

By Ashish Mehta

Published: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 1:03 PM

Last updated: Wed 31 Jan 2018, 8:18 AM

My husband was employed in the UAE. Post-termination of his employment contract and the employment visa, he had overstayed in the UAE for 22 days, and was notified in respect of payment of overstay fines.
When he arrived at the airport to travel back, he went to the immigration desk to pay the fine but was told that there were no fines against him. He asked the immigration official to double check but was asked to move on. My husband left the UAE after getting the exit stamp.
Now, I am applying for his fresh visa to return to the UAE and it is getting rejected because it is being stated that he has been blacklisted on their system because of an overstay fine which was not paid. What can we do to remove him from the list? 
Pursuant to your query, it may be noted that you may visit the office of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in person, to enquire about the detailed reasons for rejection of the visa application and the imposition of black-list status on your husband. You may thereafter proceed in accordance with the advice of the GDRFA, for removal of the blacklist status.
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If you have exited the UAE and are applying for a fresh visa which is being rejected due to imposition of blacklist status because of an overstay fine, you may visit the GDRFA to seek their advice.

Ashish Mehta is the founder and Managing Partner of Ashish Mehta & Associates. He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and India. Full details of his firm on: www.amalawyers.com. Readers may e-mail their questions to: news@khaleejtimes.com or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai.

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