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Visitors or vacationers, whose go-to visas have expired after 1 March, ought to face fines starting 11th September.

An Amer title coronary heart agent talked about the penalty for overstay is Dh200 for the first day. 

“The exact fine amount will be calculated by the immigration authorities at the airports. The fines are Dh200 for the first day of overstay, Dh100 each consecutive day, and Dh100 as service fees.”

However, the exact date of the calculation of overstay fines is however to be determined. The agent talked about, “Only immigration authorities will be able to tell how the amount will be calculated, based on visa information”.

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Another agent talked about, “We have not received any intimations about an extension of visa validity”.

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) had launched in August a one-month extension for company whose entry permits expired after March 1. However, the extension has ended on 11th September.

“The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship extends the grace period for holders of expiring entry permits, starting from August 11 for one month, to enable them to leave the country with exemption from all fines during this period,” the ICA launched earlier in a tweet.

On the other hand, the UAE had launched in July that “holders of the visit or tourist visas that expired after March 1 must leave the UAE within one month from July 11. That is by August 11”.

Afi Ahmed, managing director of Smart Travels, has talked about {{that a}} majority of people staying on a go-to visa have already cherished extensions.

He talked about, “We had no last-minute applicants. Earlier, between August 8 and 9, the agency saw 5,000 to 6,000 new applications. This month, we had about 595 applications. I’m not sure if those who did not extend have left the country.”

Harish Kumar, managing director of Jubilant Group, added: “Unlike final time, we didn’t have loads of last-minute purposes. A big phase of our prospects is Indians.

 They have all modified their standing and plenty of have additionally utilized for the one-month extensions. We have seen just a few last-minute purposes from members of the Nigerian neighborhood.”

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