Visa irregularities: UAE prosecutes more than 10,500 illegal residents in 2022

Web Desk 09:53 PM | 31 Jan, 2023
Visa irregularities: UAE prosecutes more than 10,500 illegal residents in 2022
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DUBAI - As many as over 10,500 illegal residents were prosecuted in the United Arab Emirates in 2022, slightly less than the figures reported in the preceding year.

The Federal Public Prosecution for Nationality and Residence recently revealed that 10,576 immigration cases were handled last year which included absconders as well as those who entered the country illegally. Besides, those who forged residence permits or visas and people working for another company without an official permit were also amongst those prosecuted against. The figures also include those whose residence visas had expired and those caught working on visit visas among others.

The authority announced that it had successfully ensured that the cases filed were closed and completed.

As far as 2021 is concerned, the number of illegal residents prosecuted were 10,790. Although UAE has been liberal in its policies for employees, same is not the case for all.

Since 2010, the UAE's Labour Law made provisions that permit an employee to have a part-time job along with a full-time one; however, the employee are allowed to work part-time only after getting the work permit which is issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre).

If an expatriate is caught working for another company without an official permit, a fine of Dh50,000 will be slapped on the hiring company, in addition to other penalties in case of a repeat offence as per the laws.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and Customs and Ports (ICP) has also recently standardised overstaying fines in the UAE, Khaleej Times reported.

According to the new rules, visit, tourist and residence visa overstaying fees have been set at Dh50 per day. The United Arab Emirates has been bringing in sweeping reforms when it comes to visa and immigration. Recent changes include Emiratisation targets as well as tax changes which observers say have a long lasting impact.

As much as UAE welcomes immigrants and overseas workers to try their luck in the emirate, it is also promoting private firms in the emirate to hire locals for which emiratisation targets have been put in place..

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 28, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 28, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.1 287.15
Euro EUR 304.5 307.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345.5 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.3 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.18 761.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.5 207.7
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.30 41.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.09 933.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.84 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 178 180
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 735.91 743
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.97 311.47
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 28 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Karachi PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Islamabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Peshawar PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Quetta PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sialkot PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Attock PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujranwala PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Jehlum PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Multan PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Bahawalpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujrat PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nawabshah PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Chakwal PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Hyderabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nowshehra PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sargodha PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Faisalabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Mirpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465


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