Adel Alhaimi interprets for UAE Visa Amnesty Media Briefing
KHALIFA CITY, ABU DHABI 25 JULY 2018: Adel Alhaimi was invited to conduct consecutive interpretation at a media briefing for the UAE Visa Amnesty 2018 Initiative.
The event was held by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and Adel was present to interpret at the invitation of Dubai’s Deep Knowledge Translation, in collaboration with the prestigious Al Syed company, “Translation in Dubai”.
Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashedi, Director of Residency Affairs at the authority introduced the initiative which runs under the heading: “Protect yourself by modifying your status”.
The campaign aims to bring relief to thousands of expats who have either overstayed their visas or who have fallen foul of the law through a series of misfortunes – often outside their own control.
The Abu Dhabi government portal provides details of the initiative:
The “Protect yourself by modifying your status” initiative, which has since received spectacular media coverage, was officially introduced to local and international media through the 25 July media briefing – which Adel was privileged to attend in order to conduct Arabic-English interpretation services.
Following the media briefing, one of the local news media reported on it as follows:
“Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashedi, Director of Residency Affairs at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, said in a media briefing that applicants will receive their exit clearance a day after they submit their applications.
Brigadier Al Rashedi urged visa violators to take advantage of it as amnesty allows illegal residents to leave the country without paying fines or regularise their residency status.
“This is a great opportunity for illegal residents to avail the facility of rectifying their status legally during the amnesty period or leave the country without paying fines,” Brigadier Al Rashedi said.
He asserted that the authority has provided all kinds of arrangements to facilitate the amnesty seekers in the country and encourage illegal stayers to come forward and avail the benefits of the initiative.
The initiative aims to make the “Emirates free from violators”.
Brigadier Al Rashedi also clarified that the initiative includes all kinds of residency rules violators — those who overstayed, fled from their company’s sponsors or homes.”