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The UAE government has taken a series of decisions to alleviate those residing in the country’s land from the effects of international measures taken in the face of the outbreak of the Corona virus, especially in the wake of the almost total closure of air traffic.

One of the most important of these decisions taken by the Council of Ministers is to consider the residence of expatriates, whether they are inside or outside the state, valid until the end of December of this year, when it ends its end date after the first of March 2020.

While the visas and entry permits for those inside the country are valid until the end of December of this year, whenever it ends on the date after the first of March 2020, and all identity cards ending on the first of March of this year are valid until the end of December 2020.

As for residence violators before March 1, 2020, whether holders of entry permits and visas or from the category of residents, they can benefit from the honor of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, which was included in the Cabinet’s decision, to exempt all violators of the Law on Entry and Residence of Foreigners from all fines. The consequences for them whenever the violation occurred before the first of March of this year, whether they were holders of entry permits and visas, or were from the category of residents, when did they initiate the departure of the state during the period of time granted, and that extends from May 18 last for a period of three months, ending on August 18 last Noting that the honor of the Head of State includes exemption from the fines incurred by the beneficiary, whether those related to the identity card or expired work permits