Number of residency violators increasing

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The number of residency visa violations has been increasing annually by 2,700 over the past four years, according to recent Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reports. According to immigration department statistics, the total number of residency visa violations jumped from 20,847 in 2014 to 31,642 in 2017, an increase of 10,795, local media reported.

Report also added that majority of violations (42.14 percent) have been committed by holders of article 20 residency visas.

Asians formed 65.61 percent of the violators, while Arabs 22.46 percent in 2017.

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