An officer of the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai attends to customers. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News archives

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior on Thursday clarified that no amendments have been made to the UAE’s residency laws.

In a statement issued on its official Instagram page, the ministry dismissed rumours on social media that some changes had been made to residency laws.

The ministry urged people not to believe such rumours, and instead rely on the announcements made through the ministry’s official channels such as its website and social media accounts.

The ministry also warned people against spreading rumours, or fake news, on social media as they will be prosecuted for cyber crime.