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The Most Common Cases for Deportation in UAE and How to Appeal a Deportation Order

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Deportation in the UAE is a form of administrative punishment that can be used against foreign nationals who have violated the laws or regulations of the country, or who are considered to be a threat to the country’s security or public order. in addition to maintaining public order and security, and to protect the rights and interests of its citizens and its residents.

If you are deported from the UAE, you will be required to leave the country immediately. You will not be allowed to return to the UAE without a permit from the government.

The consequences of deportation can be severe. You may lose your job, your home, and your assets.

In this article we will discuss The most common deportation cases in the UAE and how to appeal the decision, And what happens when you are deported from the UAE?, and an expert lawyer will advise some tips for avoiding deportation from the UAE.

The most common deportation cases in the UAE

There are two types of deportation in the UAE, which are judicial deportation, and administrative deportation.

  • Judicial deportation is issued against a foreigner who is sentenced for a felony by a custodial punishment. This type of deportation is issued by the court, the court may order that he must be expelled from the country or that the expulsion be as an alternative penalty to the custodial punishment.
  • Administrative deportation is issued against a foreigner for the sake of public interest, public security or public morals. and this deportion is issued by the Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority. Even if he/she holds a valid entry permit or residency visa, and may include the members of his family, who depend on him for their living. However, if he/she has interests in the country that need to be settled, he / she shall be granted a grace period up to 3 months, provided that a bail is provided.

The last type can be removed under an application to be submitted to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs in the related emirate.

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There are many reasons that may lead to judicial deportation in the United Arab Emirates, but we will talk about only the most common reasons, and if you have a special case, you can discuss it with a lawyer from our office.

Judicial deportation cases in the UAE

  • Committing a felony by a custodial punishment.
    Residents involved in a felony and sentenced to a custodial sentence may be subject to deportation, may serve their sentence in prison and then be deported.
  • Committing a crime involving sexual assault.
    People who commit crimes of sexual assault and sexual harassment are considered a threat to the internal security of the United Arab Emirates, and therefore the law stipulates their deportation from the country after serving the expiry of the sentence imposed by the judge.
  • work without permit.
    Working without a work permit is a violation of UAE law. In general, the penalty for this is a financial fine. However, in rare cases and in the event of repeated violations of the law, those involved (the employee and the employer) may face imprisonment and a fine. As we mentioned previously, a sentence restricting freedom leads to deportation.

Administrative deportation cases in the UAE

Administrative deportation is a type of deportation that is issued by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) against a foreigner who is considered to be a threat to the public interest, public security, or public morals. This type of deportation can be removed by submitting a petition to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in the relevant emirate.

Common Cases for Administrative Deportation

The following are some of the most common cases for administrative deportation in the UAE:

  • Overstaying a Visa
    If you stay in the UAE beyond the expiration date of your visa, you may be deported. This is because overstaying a visa is considered to be a violation of UAE laws.
  • Engaging in Illegal Activities
    Any activity that is prohibited by UAE law, such as drug trafficking, prostitution, or gambling, can result in administrative deportation. This is because these activities are considered to be a threat to the public interest and public security.
  • Being a Threat to Public Health
    If you are considered to be a threat to the health of the public, you may be deported. This could include if you are infected with a contagious disease or if you are a drug addict.
  • Being a Threat to Public Morals
    If you are considered to be a threat to the moral values of the UAE, you may be deported. This could include if you are involved in prostitution for example.

FAQs

If you have been issued an administrative deportation order, you can appeal the decision by submitting a petition for asylum to the GDRFA in the relevant emirate. The petition must be accompanied by supporting documentation, such as evidence that you have not engaged in any illegal activities or that you are not a threat to public health or public morals.
If you are deported from the UAE, you will not be allowed to return to the country without special permission from the director general of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

Administrative deportation is a serious matter that can have a significant impact on your life. If you have been issued an administrative deportation order, it is important to seek legal advice to understand your options and to appeal the decision.

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