HE Brigadier Saeed Salim Balhas Al Shamsi, Executive Director of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi, visited the Al-Shahamah Center, which was established by ICA to receive violators of the Entry and Residency Law of Foreigners who wish to benefit from the “Protect Yourself by Changing your Status” Initiative announced by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, which will actually start from the day after tomorrow “Wednesday”, the first of August 2018.
The initiative allows all violators to exist in the country to settle their status, avoid the legal consequences of their violations, leave the country voluntarily without paying any fees, fines, or penalties, or change their status to enjoy living legally in UAE and benefit from the services provided by the state.
ICA prepared a tent equipped with all services that provide the best levels of comfort for the visitors and ensure the provision of services to them and the completion of their transactions smoothly and easily.
He also praised the excellent preparations and fittings for the reception of those willing to take advantage of this opportunity and deal with their transactions quickly and professionally to ensure the completion of all their procedures and contribute to achieving the positive results targeted, especially reducing the phenomenon of offenders and infiltrators and enabling those wishing to stay in the state to change their status to have legal residency, improve the rates of security and safety and enhance the reputation of the state as one of the world’s most attractive for investors and seekers for a decent and prosperous life.
In last May, the Cabinet approved a package of facilities, which aim at easing the life of the residents in the state and attracting the efficient and talented people in all vital sectors of the national economy and decided to grant a grace period for violators of the law of entry and residency of foreigners in the state to change their status starting from August 1st, 2018 until October 31, 2018, which implemented by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship through the initiative “Protect yourself by Changing your Status”.
The campaign aims at achieving the objective of “UAE Free of Violators” and contributes actively to the improvement of the state’s security, safety, stability, and social cohesion.