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Exit permit valid only for 10 days, UAE amnesty seekers told

Exit permit valid only for 10 days, UAE amnesty seekers told

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Six categories were granted the right to benefit from the amnesty without paying fines. Illegal residents who have availed of the amnesty initiative must leave the country within 10 days after getting an exit permit, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) has announced. The FAIC also pointed out that violators who got their fine waived can obtain exit permits from the amnesty centres by paying a nominal fee of Dh220. Those who wish to change their status, transfer their residence or obtain new residence must provide evidence of a new sponsor and a certificate of health fitness. However, authorities concerned at the Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) will charge a fee of Dh500 from violators who amend the status of the visa without ex...
The next UAE holiday for public, private sector

The next UAE holiday for public, private sector

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And it's closer than you think. The long Eid Al Adha break in UAE has come to an end and work has resumed. However, the next public holiday in the country is only weeks away. From the detailed list of all holidays for the new Hijri year, according to the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai, residents will be enjoying an off on September 11 for the Hijri new year. Source
UAE amnesty: Dh170k fine waived for Filipina, to finally marry Emirati fiancé

UAE amnesty: Dh170k fine waived for Filipina, to finally marry Emirati fiancé

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The couple flew out of Dubai to get married in the Philippines. A big joyful smile was etched over the face of Filipina expat Yunilyn Liamzon. Not only did she return home after overstaying in the UAE for almost eight years, she left the country on Saturday with her Emirati fiancé to get married in the Philippines. Clutching her travel documents in one hand and her fiancé's hand with the other, Liamzon, 40, told Khaleej Times: "Many lives have been changed for the better because of the UAE's immigration amnesty program. For me, the amnesty has paved the way for my matrimony." Liamzon, a resident in Ajman, joined 116 kababayans (compatriots), including eight minors, for the second batch of overstaying Filipinos repatriated by the Philippine Consulate in Dubai and the Northern Emira
OFW in UAE for 28 years returns home

OFW in UAE for 28 years returns home

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Nearing the sunset years of her life, an overseas Filipina worker (OFW) in the UAE for almost three decades was among the second batch of amnesty grantees who arrived in the Philippines on August 26, Sunday. Lola Angela Cacayuran told The Filipino Times that she overstayed when her visit visa expired without having a work visa. For many years, she tried avoiding the law, promising herself that she would not return home until her younger child has finished her studies. “Parang naninibago nga ako,” a teary eyed Angela said. Her family, who last saw her in the year 2000, patiently waited for her return and travelled all the way from La Union, a five-hour travel to NAIA, to welcome their loved one. One of her children, Editha, said that her mother left for abroad when she was not yet
UAE leaders order formation of emergency committee to provide aid to Kerala

UAE leaders order formation of emergency committee to provide aid to Kerala

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The committee will also seek the help of dignitaries of the Indian resident community. The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian state of Kerala. According to Sheikh Khalifa's instructions, the committee will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), and include representatives from the UAE's humanitarian organisations. #Repost @hhshkmohd ・・・ تتعرض ولاية كيرالا في الهند في هذه الأيام لفيضانات ضخمة هي الأعنف خلال قرن .. أسفرت عن مقتل المئات وتشريد مئات الآلاف.. مع استعداداتنا لعيد الأضحى المبارك لا ننسى مد يد العون لاخوتنا في الهند .. شعب الامارات والجالية الهندية سيكونون يدا واحدة لإغاثة المتضررين. وجهت دولة الإما
Video: Plane crash lands, engine tears off in Manila

Video: Plane crash lands, engine tears off in Manila

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Dozens of flights were cancelled and hundreds are stranded at the airport Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Manila airport on Friday after a Chinese airline plane crash-landed amid heavy rains, forcing authorities to shut the runway. The China-based Xiamen Air plane skidded off the runway on Thursday night with 157 passengers and eight crew onboard, reports Efe news. LOOK: Parts of the Xiamen Air aircraft lie in pieces at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. All passengers and crew are reported safe, but one of the plane's engines had broken off during the landing #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/iCWv4PnQcY — TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) August 17, 2018 The passengers and crew travelling on flight MF8667 from Xiamen were evacuated from the plane and were given
Why Filipinos in UAE are best bargain shoppers

Why Filipinos in UAE are best bargain shoppers

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Gulf News #Pinoy demystifies Filipinos’ next biggest obsession: shopping “Sorry, no time to chat; I have to rush back to work,” a Filipina carrying two plump shopping bags says in Filipino as she sprints out of the Dubai World Trade Centre. It is 11am on Wednesday, an hour after the start of the five-day Eid Shopping Fiesta at the Shaikh Maktoum Hall. The place is already buzzing with people, many of them Filipinos. There are about 300 brands participating in this end-of-season sale, and prices have been marked down big time. There are branded apparel, shoes, bags, watches, perfumes and cosmetics from many of the UAE’s big retailers. There are Dh10 bundle offers, and other items that cost less than Dh50. Mia Orbeso, a 27-year-old nurse, already has a trolley full of items to ru
Amnesty centres closed over Eid Al Adha

Amnesty centres closed over Eid Al Adha

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Abu Dhabi Centres will be closed from August 17-August 26, normal services will resume after holidays Amnesty centres will be closed from August 17-August 26 during the Eid Al Adha holidays. Normal service will resume after this period. Started from August 1, the UAE general amnesty will run until October 31, allowing illegal residents the chance to sort out their residency status or to receive their outpass exit without facing any fines or legal action taken against them. Source
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former PM And BJP Patriarch, Dies At 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former PM And BJP Patriarch, Dies At 93

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP's tallest leader, was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, three-time Prime Minister of India and one of the country's most respected politicians, has died. The announcement was made by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS, where the 93-year-old was being treated for nine weeks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the hospital twice in 24 hours and top politicians from across parties arrived as the former prime minister's health worsened on Wednesday. Mr Vajpayee, the BJP's tallest leader, was admitted to hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion. Since 2009, the veteran politician had largely been confined to his home on Krishna Menon...
These UAE private sector workers will get a six-day holiday

These UAE private sector workers will get a six-day holiday

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Few companies have announced Thursday as a holiday. Expecting a low turnout of employees as well continuity of operations, some companies in the UAE have switched Eid Al Adha holidays next week from Monday to Thursday, making it a 5-day straight break for the employees. Banks in the UAE also been given Thursday as a holiday, making it a 5-day holiday for the employees from Monday till Friday and the work will resume on Saturday. Earlier, the UAE government had announced 3-day Eid holiday for private sector from Monday to Wednesday and employees have to resume work on Thursday. Interestingly, few companies have announced Thursday also as a holiday, making it a 6-day break for the employees. An Abu Dhabi-based construction and contracting company sent a memo to its staff, sayi...
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