A new initiative named ‘Country without Violators’ has been launched by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) with an aim to raise awareness about the dangers of hiring people illegally or overstaying or other violations.
Counselor Dr. Ali Humaid Bin Khatem, Advocate General, Head of Naturalization and Residency Prosecution and Head of the Judicial Scrutiny Unit at the Technical Bureau of the Attorney General in Dubai, has warned employers against hiring people illegally, explaining that such practices could be dangerous for employers and the society.
According to him, violators will be punished by a fine or imprisonment and deportation. The UAE, he explained, changed its laws in 2017 and increased fines and penalties for hiring violators. Fines start at Dh50,000. If an employer illegally hires