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29 February 2024

Policeman lands in jail for forging passport copy

By Eman Al Baik

A policeman who forged his passport photocopy to join the Dubai Police, has been sentenced to six months in jail by the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance.

According to the records, HAH, 27, from Comoros who was born in Ajman, forged a photocopy of his UAE passport by changing the issue and expiry date and used the copy while applying for a job in Dubai Police.

The accused confessed to the accusation and said that in 2002, his UAE nationality and his UAE passport were withdrawn.

In March 2005 he applied to Dubai Police and submitted a photocopy of the withdrawn passport.

In March the following year, he was asked by the Force to submit another photocopy of his passport as the validity expired in April 2005.

He forged the issue and expiry dates by cutting it from a photocopy of another person’s passport. He then attached it to his passport photocopy and printed fresh copy.

In 2008, the accused regained his UAE nationality following a decree which covered all those whose nationality was withdrawn.

He approached the Residency and Foreign Affairs department who asked for a certificate from the place of work.

The department then found out that he was employed by the Force in March 2006, while his residency was withdrawn and his UAE passport had expired.