Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE - Refrain from forging contracts: Bin Khatem  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 04/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Forgery of an official document copy shall be sentenced to a period not exceeding five years in prison.

Forging a tenancy contract to obtain residence visas for family members is a crime and residents should refrain from doing so, a top prosecutor told Khaleej Times. Ali Humeid bin Khatem, head of the Naturalisation and Residency Prosecution, stressed that residents, who want to apply for visas for their family members, should really have an accommodation, whether rented or owned.

Ali Humeid bin Khatem, head of the Naturalisation and Residency ProsecutionAccording to Article 217 of the Federal Penal Code, whoever forges an official document copy shall be sentenced to a period not exceeding five years in prison. Whoever uses the forged copy while aware it is forged will also get the same prison term. "The residency prosecution has been investigating 15 cases related to forgery of tenancy contracts and registration certificates of such contracts. We referred eight defendants to the Criminal Court on forgery charges. The remaining seven cases are still under investigation," bin Khatem said.

He urged residents to refrain from presenting forged tenancy contracts because "they would be caught and be held accountable as per the law". "According to Article 121 of the Federal Penal Code, the courts, both Criminal and the Misdemeanours, may order the deportation of the accused in forgery cases."

Bin Khatem admitted that such law violations might have been committed previously, but pointed out that with the rule which stipulates the tenancy contracts be registered in the Ejari programme of the Land Department, the detection of such forgeries have become easier and more systematic.


The Chief Prosecutor recounted one of the cases with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner Affairs (GDRFA). "A resident wanted to bring his wife and applied for a visa for her. He submitted an authentic tenancy document. A short time later, the brother of that resident applied for a visa for his mother and submitted the same contract. The officer at the counter noticed that he had seen the name on the copy before and realized the document was forged."

Bin Khatem pointed out that the Public Prosecution did not level charges against the holder of the original authentic document, given that he was not involved in the forgery crime. "Only the brother was caught and referred to the Follow-up and Investigation Section of the GDRFA."

The GDRFA would coordinate with the Land Department to eliminate any doubt pertaining to tenancy contracts. Even if the tenancy contracts are issued from other emirates, the residency prosecution contacts the relevant authorities to verify the authenticity of the documents.

"A reply from their side could take up to one week or more. Investigation in such cases could take around one week or ten days," he said.

"They should indeed have a rented flat or a place of their own so that they could provide the required documents to be able to sponsor their relatives. They should refrain from submitting forged tenancy contracts. Otherwise, they would be subject to legal accountability," bin Khatem warned.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 24 2016 - Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity 2016 Award Winners AnnouncedMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) SINGAPORE, Sept 24, 2016-(ACN Newswire)-The final day of Spikes Asia culminated in a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the annual Spikes Asia Awards. The industry gathered to ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Pagan Ritual for Social Justice is Open to the PublicMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Online PR News – 24-September-2016 – Long Beach, CA – The pagan communitys belief systems are many and diverse. Many pagan spiritual systems are centered around at ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Saudi Arabia offers Iran to reduce oil productionMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to official sources, Saudi Arabia has offered to reduce oil production if rival Iran agrees to cap its own output this year.Accordingly, the offer, which has yet to be accepted or ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Egypt negotiates to receive USD300m of Sinai's loanMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to a government source, Egypt's Ministry of International Cooperation is about to receive Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) loans geared for development projects in Sinai.The ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Qatar's CRA to order Ooredoo to provide access to QNBNMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) had issued a complaint issued against Ooredoo for not complying with an agreement to provide access to ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Kuwait- Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled meets Latvian FMKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, Sept 23 (KUNA) - First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held talks here on Friday with Latvian ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Kuwait- Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled meets Tanzanian FMKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met on Friday the Tanzanian Minister ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Kuwait- Syria's truce meaningless without split of moderate opposition, terrorists - LavrovKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday any cessation of hostilities in Syria would be "meaningless" without separation of ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Kuwait- Still no conclusive evidence IS used mustard gas in Iraq - PentagonKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- There is "no conclusive evidence" yet that mustard gas was used by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in a recent failed attack on US ...

 Sep 24 2016 - Kuwait- Still no conclusive evidence IS used mustard gas in Iraq - PentagonKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) (Reopens) WASHINGTON -- In Syria, Turkish and coalition forces have cleared five additional villages along Syria's northern border with Turkey. Furthermore, ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help