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PH Embassy and POLO-OWWA hold Post Arrival Orientation Seminar

The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi together with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and the Overseas Workers Welfare Association held the Post Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) at the POLO-OWWA grounds. In attendance were Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi, Assistant...

Belt and Road Initiative, not China’s business alone: President Xi

WAM: ABU DHABI, 19th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that despite China being the initiator and propeller of the Belt and Road Initiative, however, it is not his country's business alone. "It should also welcome other countries to board...

PH cops say sorry for anti-rape tips. Here’s why

After earning the rage of netizens, the Angono Municipal Station issued an apology to the public regarding their anti-rape tips. The cops clarified that they only intend to remind everybody to avoid being a victim of rape. While their apology mentioned that the...

UAE to launch amnesty program for visa violators

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The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) is set to launch an amnesty program for expats residing in the UAE illegally.

Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashdi, Acting Director-General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports Department at FAIC, said that the initiative, dubbed as the “Protect Yourself by Modifying your Status” campaign, will allow visa violators to leave the country without paying any fees or fines or change their status while paying nominal fees.

The initiative will also cater to those who were able to enter the country at entry points that are not official ports to leave but banning them from entering again for two years.

Al Rashdi called on all violators, sponsors and members of the public to benefit from the specified grace period and the facilitations provided by the wise leadership through the initiative, which is different from previous initiatives as it will allow those residing in the country illegally to work, without them having to leave and return again.

The campaign will be launched in the following weeks.

Ali Mohammed bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of FAIC, praised the cabinet’s decision, which included reviewing the current residency system, with the aim of helping those who desire to reside in the country and search for work.

He added that the decision will have a positive effect on all aspects of life, including the economy, society and the country’s security, as well as achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial to promote the country’s reputation, support overall investment, reinforce the UAE’s moral value system for future generations, raise the productivity of the national economy, and promote social cohesion, which will achieve the happiness of citizens and residents and improve the UAE’s standard of living.

Source: WAM

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