The UAE cabinet, chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has approved a three month fine exemption period for overstaying expats and starting the 1st of August,2018 until the 31st of October,2018
The following are the key particulars of the decision:
People overstaying their visa will be given a chance to leave the country voluntarily without a "no entry" stamp on their passport.
A New 6-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country.
Those who entered the country illegally will be given a chance to leave voluntarily with a 'no entry' stamp for 2 years upon presenting a return ticket.
Individuals wishing to adjust or renew their visa will be permitted to do so for a fee, without having to leave and re-enter the country.