Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Overstaying Charges in UAE

overstay in uae
The overstaying charges will come for children or wife or anyone else who has overstayed in UAE for more than 30 days after cancelling their visa. Most situations arise when a sponsor lost his job and has to cancel his dependant's visa before getting his new visa. Then the family member's visa has to be cancelled who are on husband's sponsorship.

You should be out of UAE within 30 days after cancelling the visa. What will happen if you stay back in the UAE for more than 30 days after cancelling visa? What would be the fine for each day of overstay? Or, will it become a police case? Read below for the answers.

As per the immigrations rules, one has to leave the country within 30 days after cancellation of visa. Since the children's visas were cancelled on September 3, they are either supposed to stamp new visas or leave the country within 30 days.

In case of overstay, they will be subject to fine only. Please note that it will not become a criminal case. However, your children will be subject to a fine of Dh120 each for the first day and thereafter Dh25 for each day. Furthermore, you can contact directly AMER service on 8005111, a 24-hour hotline for visa and naturalization issues, recently opened by the government for such queries.

Update 17-02-2014

As per DNRD website overstay fines should be paid by the violators of the Entry and Residence of Foreigners Law (who stay in the UAE over the legal period specified according to the validity of their entry permit.)

Required Documents: 
  1. Original and copy of the relevant applicant passport.
  2. Copy of entry permit (If available)

A revised fees of AED(50) will be collected per day.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Border control looking to provide proactive protection for the fight against organized crime

by Zainulthplus Tag


Border control programme was launched yesterday morning in Abu Dhabi, the work and activities of the forum first Gulf on border control and ports organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in cooperation with the General Directorate for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Ministry of Interior.

Brigadier Abdullah Sahoo, General Manager, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Sharjah, the Interior Ministry has always sought to create a proactive protection system to combat organized crime, due to the development and growing and multiple methods of crime under the technological breakthroughs taking place in all countries of the world.

He said that the UAE precede many countries in the regulations, where better tracking systems that help verify people coming to the state, including iris scan, fingerprint, face, thanks to the directives of HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

He pointed to low rates of organized crime in the state during the current year compared with previous years, building on the efforts of the ministry in the fight against these crimes, which pose a serious risk to society as a whole.

The Hatem Fouad Ali, representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, cite that the ever-increasing number of people moving from across the GCC illegally, poses a threat to the sovereignty and national security details as well as the economy of these countries, where these include immigration mix complex of refugees, and researchers from seekers, and migrants to improve their economic conditions and other migrants.

He pointed out that criminal networks multinational based marketing and facilitating illegal immigration of humans across international borders, relying on modern techniques for the issuance of passports and other documents false identification, pointing out that many of the countries of the Middle East are either areas of origin or of transit or destination final.

The Hatem Fouad Ali said that in recent years has been monitoring a marked increase in the number of immigrants displaced from Africa and the Levant and the countries of Central Asia, in addition to traditional areas other of East Asia and Southeast Asia, pointing out that the Working Group during the first meeting you examine and investigate the risks and threats potential within this area specifically, and the modus operandi of smugglers and traffickers, including travel routes and the credibility of the passport and visa clearance processes, and the importance of sharing information and special investigations immigration, and the possibility of unification of regional strategies.

He explained that the forum provides an opportunity for participants to establish working relationships with their counterparts in the immigration agencies and border neighbors, to enable them to discuss issues of common concern, where is likely to allow this to neighboring countries to develop assessment threats, and to find solutions for risk management at the individual level and the common alike, in the areas of common border or common interest.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Law of Inheritance in UAE


The basis for the law of inheritance in the UAE is according to the Sharia or Islamic law. If your father/mother/siblings/wife/children died while having assets in UAE you can claim them by getting a succession/heirship certificate from the authorities in your home country and from the Sharia court in UAE.

For example if your brother has died, his assets has to be distributed by the court among his legal heirs in accordance with the UAE Law No.28 of 2005, concerning Personal Status (Family Law). Article 1 of the law book states that
: 'The provisions of this Law shall apply to non-UAE nationals unless the foreigner elects to apply his or her personal status law'.

The basis for the law of inheritance in the UAE is found in Shariah. Keeping in view of this, you need to take the following legal actions to claim and settle the assets of your deceased brother.

Steps to claim/settle the personal belongings (assets owned by the deceased such as cash in the bank, property or car in this case) of the deceased:

  1. A case must be filed in the Shariah Court for the establishment of succession certificates. A relative (such as father, mother, brother, sister, wife, son or daughter) of the deceased should go to the Court along with two witnesses who know the entire family of the deceased and give evidence about the legal heirs of the deceased. In such a case, the Court will issue a judgment listing the legal heirs of the deceased and the respective percentage of his/her share in the estate of the deceased. It is pertinent to note that the Court will apply the law of the deceased if required and produced by the legal heirs for determining the respective percentage of his/her share in the estate of the deceased.
  2. Alternately, obtain a succession/heirship certificate abroad from the court in the country where he died (Pakistan in this case), duly attested, in order to determine the legal heirs of the deceased and the respective percentage of his/her share in the estate of the deceased. In such a case, the law of the deceased's country will be applicable.
  3. Guardianship certificate (if a legal heir is a minor, or  legally disqualified person) from the relevant court duly attested as mentioned below, mentioning the name of the guardian for the minor or legally disqualified legal heir.
  4. No-objection certificate or power of attorney must be obtained from the other legal heirs mentioned in the succession/heirship certificate if they cannot appear before the court.
  5. File a case in the Shariah Court for execution of succession certificates and distribution of the Estate of the Deceased. The court will distribute the assets of your deceased brother among the legal heirs.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Unified Number in UAE Emirates ID

Unified Number (UID No.) is a mandatory item to be filled in the application for UAE Emirates ID. Emirates ID system was launched in 2010 by Federal council of United Arab Emirates to maintain population system of UAE.

Without unified number an application for Emirates ID is incomplete and you must present the sufficient documents such as residence sticker or proof of UID No.

You will not have a UID No. in your hand if you have just entered UAE through a residence visa and your residence visa is not stamped yet.
Unified number (uid) in UAE visa
Six digit unified number (uid) is highlighted in this visa page
What is the procedure to get Unified No. (UID No.) for applying Emirates ID if you only have residence entry permit issued and visa is not stamped in passport yet?

You can visit nearest GDRFA branch along with your original passport plus the entry permit to be able to obtain your Unified ID number.

Normally typing centers in UAE are entering 999999 in the space of UID No. and later when the residence sticker is requested by Emirates ID department the customer has to again visit the typing center with original passport and scan the stamped residence visa which has the Unified id number within 5 working days and resubmit the application through typing centre.

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