Urging violators to utilise the grace period for correcting their residency status, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has said there is no room for apprehension while approaching the authorities for this purpose.
Capt Kamal Tahir al-Tayri from the Search and Follow Up Department said the violator will not be arrested while approaching the service centres or the Search and Follow Up Department. “We reiterate that there will be no legal consequence or action against those who avail of the grace period,” he said.
Make use of grace period to legalise residency status: MoI
Capt al-Tayiri urged expatriate leaders to encourage their community members to avail of the scheme.
He urged the violators to utilise the grace period for correcting their status as early as possible before the deadline.
“We need time to clear the proceedings before letting the violators leave the country. It’s very important to avoid delays in their transactions due to the possibility of some restrictions imposed against them without their knowledge that may prevent their travel, so that they can settle it and leave without hindrance within the prescribed period. So, we urge all not to wait till the deadline,” he said, while urging the residency law violators to benefit from the advantages granted during the period and co-operate with the competent authorities in implementing the prescribed legal procedures and not to delay or procrastinate in completing the procedures in advance.