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Overstay Fine Can Get Fresh Visa Application Rejected

Overstay Fine Can Get Fresh Visa Application Rejected

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Approach GDRFA to seek their advice. 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 que...
LIST: 63 Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel Visa-Free

LIST: 63 Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel Visa-Free

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Filipinos can visit these 63 countries and territories without securing a visa MANILA, Philippines – Are you looking for the next country to visit in 2018? Good news: Philippine passport holders can now travel to 63 countries and territories visa-free! This makes the Philippines rank 72nd out of 199 passports according to Henley and Partners’ latest Visa Restrictions Index for 2018 – an improvement from last year’s 75th rank. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government is working to improve access to other countries. (READ: 15 destinations around the world for Filipino travelers) “We are assuring everyone that our people at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will continue to work toward securing visa-free access of Filipinos to more co
UAE New Visa Rules for New Jobs

UAE New Visa Rules for New Jobs

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New Rules for UAE Visa applicants has been announced by UAE Coordination Committee stipulating that all those who are looking for UAE work visa will require a good conduct certificate. New UAE Visa Rules and Regulations has been confirmed and is approved by UAE Coordination Committee that take effect from February 4, 2018. A good conduct certificate or a certificate of good conduct will be required for expats (workers) who apply for work visa anywhere in United Arab Emirates. What is Good Conduct Certificate? UAE Good Conduct Certificate or a Certificate of Good Conduct is an important certificate which serves as a proof that the expat has no criminal record, he/she is not involved in any criminal, breach of trust cases or Law violation in his/her home country as well as in UAE d...
‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

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

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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...
List of Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access to Filipinos

List of Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access to Filipinos

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To Filipinos traveling overseas, getting a visa can be a time-consuming, if not resource-draining exercise. Consulates and embassies often require plenty of documentation to justify them granting visas: financial statements and proof of employment are among them. And that’s if the destination country has its consular presence in the Philippines. Given such challenges faced by a legitimate tourist, another alternative is to visit countries that don’t require Philippine passport holders to apply for visas. Asia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Brunei Darussalam – 14 days Cambodia – 21 days Indonesia – 30 days Laos – 30 days Malaysia – 30 days Myanmar – 14 days Singapore – 30 days Thailand – 30 days Vietnam – 21 days Non- ASEAN Azerbaijan – 30 days visa is
Video: How to find out if your UAE visa is genuine?

Video: How to find out if your UAE visa is genuine?

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Here's how immigration officers at Dubai airports check whether your UAE visa is genuine or fake. With around 140,000 passengers every day, Dubai airport is one of the busiest in the world for international travel. Around two million passengers arrive at the Dubai airports every month. They have a resident, employment or a tourist visa to enter the country. But how do immigration officers check if the visa is genuine? "The person cannot enter the country if the visa isn't genuine," said Major Salem Mohammad Bin Ali, director of Amer Client Happiness Department at GDRFA Dubai. "There's a procedure at the immigration arrival. We have well-trained staff and we have a system. So we only need to enter the visa number or scan the passport and it will say whether you have a visa or you d...
Visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport within 30 minutes

Visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport within 30 minutes

UAE
A new visa counter has been launched at the airport to facilitate the visa application process Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport can get tourist visas within 15 to 30 minutes, authorities have announced. A new visa counter has been launched at the airport to facilitate the visa application process for both transit and arriving passengers to the UAE capital. The new service, located at the Terminal 3 transit area at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), includes activation of the new four-day, or 96-hour, transit visa for all nationalities travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport. The announcement was jointly made by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, along with Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and General Directorate of Residenc...
Visa free entry to Filipinos to Taiwan Starting November 1

Visa free entry to Filipinos to Taiwan Starting November 1

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will be granted visa free entry to the Republic of China (Taiwan, ROC) for holiday, sightseeing and a short-visit not exceeding 14 days as from November 1, 2017, on a trial basis, until July 31, 2018 Starting from November 1, 2017, Philippine nationals who intend to visit the ROC (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days. “Philippine nationals who intend to visit the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days,” the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) said in a statement. This visa-free initiati
Visa-free entry for Filipinos to South Korean city

Visa-free entry for Filipinos to South Korean city

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Indonesians and Vietnamese travellers can also apply For a limited time only, Filipinos can enjoy visa-free travel to one of the most popular destinations in Asia. According to Yonhap news agency, Filipinos will be able to travel to South Korea without a visa until April 2018. The privilege also extends to other nationalities such as Indonesians and Vietnamese travellers. However, there is one catch - it's only limited to one city in South Korea. The new visa rules were made in light of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the first Winter Games hosted by the country. Yonhap news said: 'As part of a broader effort to boost the tourism industry, the government said Friday it will temporarily allow tourists from three Southeast Asian countries -- Indone...
UAE, Ukraine sign visa-free agreement

UAE, Ukraine sign visa-free agreement

UAE
An agreement on cooperation in the field of culture between the two countries was also inked. Following the negotiations between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, the two countries have agreed upon a visa-free regime. UAE and Ukrainian passport holders will now no longer need visas to travel to each other's countries. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two countries towards the same effect. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on the abolition of visa requirements. An agreementon cooperation in the field of culture between the two countries was also inked. The pact will promote the development of cooperat...
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