Expatriates wishing to take advantage of the ongoing fine exemption plan submitted by the UAE government are advised to submit their applications to the Indian diplomatic missions announced by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Those wishing to travel must submit the application at least seven working days before the date set for travel.
The mission urged all Indian citizens whose visas expired before March 1 to take advantage of this opportunity to leave the country without paying any fines until August 17.
The embassy said that those who intend to travel must deliver the application at least seven working days before the scheduled date of travel and an official at the Consulate General of India in Dubai said that the scheme applies to all types of visas - including residence and visit visas.
The embassy announced in a press note that "the United Arab Emirates has announced a good exemption system for all foreign residents in the Emirates, whose visas have expired before the first of March 2020, or whose residency has not been organized in the country as at the date."
"All these cases of Indian nationals must be approved by the competent Emirati authorities and coordinated through the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi - for people residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and through the Consulate General of India in Dubai and for residents or visas issued by Dubai and the Northern Emirates in Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm al-Quwain and Ajman. "
The missions also appealed to the organizations and associations of the Indian community to spread the message among Indian citizens and help individuals who need to pardon the documents required to make it a smooth process.