The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has directed Nigerians with expired visas to leave before August 17.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday released by the Nigerian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
It said the UAE has granted waivers on fines and penalties on visas that expired before March 1.
The Embassy asked affected citizens to submit their documents for “for onward transmission to the UAE authorities in order to obtain the necessary clearance.”
An evacuation flight is expected to leave the UAE on August 1.
“The Embassy wishes to inform that the government of the United Arab Emirates has granted waivers on fines/penalties on visas that expired before 1st March 2020 to leave the country on or before 17th of August, 2020.
“Accordingly, affected Nigerian nationals who are willing to return home are kindly requested to submit their names and passport numbers to the Embassy and or the Consulate for onward transmission to the UAE authorities in order to obtain the necessary clearance,” the statement read in part.