If not for pure determination, help from those who care and the kindness of the UAE government, Liyan from India and Anne from the Philippines would still be residing illegally inside the nation.
Although both were not jailed and both experienced the problem of not having complete freedom due to the absence of a valid residency visa.
Despite there being no reprieve on at this moment, both have had their statuses legalized, and their overstay fines were decreased into more manageable amounts only in time for Eid.
In 2016, Anne who is a mother of four children, chose not to renew her two-year labor agreement that was expiring in March 2018. One month prior to her contract expired, she notified her employer about her choice who graciously accepted.
The owner was preparing to sell the salon. So they told me to go to the Human Rights and Emiratisation Ministry in March 2018, so she could receive the gratuity and final pay, Anne, age 43, a beautician, told.
The accepted date came, but there was no information from her employer. The court ordered in Anne’s favor and ordered her boss to pay her a total of Dh10,553. My owner sold the salon to a new buyer, so I knew that my boss had money to settle my dues. However, my boss never did. Recently I heard that my boss left the UAE.
Attorney Almazar revealed that unauthorized residents are able to apply for a waiver of penalties on their own. They only require to understand the rules and procedures associated.
There is no requirement to wait for the following amnesty period. You can forever ask for a waiver of overstay penalties. The legal method may be complicated, but you need to follow them for a better life.
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