A 4-year-old Indian man, who stayed in the UAE for over 13 years without any documentation, has been returned home after receiving a waiver of 5 lakh dirhams (Rs. 1,00,21,000) in visa dues. , According to a media report on Tuesday.
According to Gulf News report, Pothugonda Medi, a migrant laborer from Telangana, lost his job after contacting the Indian consulate in Dubai.
Jitendra Negi, consulate and consulate of the Indian consulate, said, “During the COVID-19 epidemic, he came to us because he did not do any strange work for his life.” Paper.
Mr. Pothugonda told the Indian Mission that he came to the Gulf on a travel visa in 2007, although his agent soon released him.
The newspaper did not return Mr. Medi’s passport.
The mission found it difficult to assist Mr. Medi as there were no documents to prove his citizenship.
The consulate sought the help of a charity group in Hyderabad to track his family.
“With the support of social worker Srinivas, we managed to get copies of his old ration card and election ID card at his original place. Some of the details that he gave were not matching, but still we could establish it That he is an Indian. ” “Mr. Negi said.
After the consulate granted Mr Medi a free flight ticket, the authorities applied under the visa expiration waiver scheme of the UAE government.
According to the plan, passengers whose visas expired before March 1, 2020 can leave the country before November 17 without paying their visa dues.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai has so far exempted visa penalties for millions of dirhams.
Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 399 people in the UAE with more than 80,000 confirmed cases so far.