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‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

News, UAE
Last year, the GDRFA processed 19,000 humanitarian cases of which 17,000 were accepted. Visa violators unable to take action under urgent conditions are given second chances as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) processes humanitarian requests, top officials said. Just this year, officials processed 25,000 humanitarian requests of visa violators so far, up from 12,000 received last year. The fine committee filters out requests, then waives off or reduces fines for cases that meet certain conditions. Officials said that approximately 60 per cent of requests are rejected. One of the cases pending with GDRFA for consideration is that of a Pakistani father of seven who has Dh350,000 worth of visa violations. Jaber Ali suffers from seizures and his t...
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