Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stupid me!

I really should have learnt by now...wait for the 'clarification'.

Before commenting, wait twenty-four hours after an official statement has been made and published because it's almost guaranteed that a 'clarification' is on the way.

Yesterday I posted about the lifting of the ban on fifty-seven job titles not being allowed to sponsor their families.

Within twenty-four hours a 'clarification' was issued which denied the ban had been lifted.

I quote from the 'clarification' in The National:

"UAE officials have denied a report that expatriates from 57 different work categories would now be allowed to get visas for their families to live here.

The ban on certain lower-income occupations being eligible for visa sponsorship has not been lifted they said."

The officals giving the clarification are anonymous, the original statement was from Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior.

An ongoing story perhaps, so let's wait for the 'clarification' of the 'clarification' which could well be being prepared as I write.

Here's the clarification.

Thanks for the comments on my previous post which alerted me to the 'clarification'.


kumar said...

can you please post the right url.

Salma Raul said...

Yes, its really important to wait for the clarification before commenting but any how its not your fault at all because every one knows that the statements and the clarifications in such matters keeps on changing in current time. So its definitely not your fault but waiting for clarifications is obviously the best thing we all must adopt

Seabee said...

Kumar I did. And I've tried to repost the direct link to the article...but it defaults to The National's Home Page.