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Indian government waives off EC fee for Amnesty seekers in UAE

India has decided to waive emergency certificate fee for Indian amnesty-seekers in the United Arab Emirates till October 31.

In a press release issued on Friday, the government of India announced that the Dh60 fee for issuance of emergency certificate (outpass) and Dh9 service fee will not be charged during the three-month amnesty announced by the UAE Government.

Indian amnesty-seekers, who do not have a valid passport need to apply for an emergency certificate at BLS branches across the UAE.

On the first day of the amnesty on Wednesday, dozens of Indian applicants visited the main amnesty centre in Al Aweer, where the Indian consulate opened a special counter, as well as at the offices of BLS International, the outsourced agency which accepts outpass applications from those without a valid passport, Gulf News reported.

Indian missions had earlier announced that they will issue free air tickets and emergency certificates to needy applicants on a case-by-case basis.

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