Sunday, August 24, 2014

UAE to issue emergency entry permits valid for 4 days

The UAE will issue emergency entry permits, as per Cabinet decision No 22 for 2014, regulating naturalisation and residency services.

According to a report in 'Al Khaleej', travellers on an airline sponsorship will be eligible for an emergency entry permit valid for four days against a payment of Dh100.

The report quotes Brigadier Dr Rashid Sultan Al Khodr, Vice-President of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Interior and official spokesperson of Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs.

Al Khodr said that the permit will be granted to travellers in emergency cases at air terminals, including when a traveler is sick or a flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions or a technical fault in the aircraft.

The report quoted Al Khodr as pointing out that the emergency entry permit is in keeping with the pace of development at all airports across the country. It also addresses the situation of emergency traffic at airports.

"Entry permits for studies or treatment has not been changed, but has been amended. These are now valid for multiple entry," Al Khodr said, adding that these amendments are in order to facilitate medical tourism and facilitate the quick and easy movement of beneficiaries.