Abu Dhabi Immigration Visa Refusal

mjaffer's picture
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I am writing to highlight an extremely difficult situation that I am presently facing and which many others may already be impacted by or could be in the near future.

I am a Pakistani citizen who has been working and residing in the UAE since 2007 in a professional capacity. I have never infringed on any laws while residing in this country or anywhere else for that matter.

I recently resigned from a company based in Dubai to join another company in Abu Dhabi (quasi government). I left my old company on very good terms and the cancellation of my old work permit and residence visa was conducted properly. There is no question of any blacklisting or bans from my previous employer.

The new company then applied for a residence permit on an urgent basis. The PRO of my new company was informed that the visa had been rejected due to “security” reasons apparently from CID. Since that day the PRO and other senior managers tried their best to find out the reason for the rejection. Nobody in that office is willing to explain what the basis of the rejection is.

In the event that this is a case of mistaken identity I have offered to talk to any government agency in order to clear my name. Nobody is even willing to say where I should go or who I need to talk to.

I left the country after the lapse of grace period post visa cancellation based on the understanding from my new company that the visa will be sorted out.

I have finally heard back from my company that they have repeatedly tried and cannot get the visa issued. I am now outside the country and facing disastrous implications for myself and my family. All my material possessions are vested in Dubai and various commitments like rental and car payments.

I can say with confidence that if I had done anything illegal or improper I would not have been given a clearance by CID prior to my visa cancellation and not allowed to renew my residence visa.

At the very least I believe I am entitled to an explanation from somebody as to why I have to go through this forceful unemployment and what is the legal way to clear my name of this security concern from the authorities.

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Try to contact

nm62's picture

Try to contact them:
http://www.adpolice.gov.ae/en/en-US/inner.contactus.aspx

Very sorry to hear about it once again in last few months...

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Fri, 04/11/2011 - 16:30

Please try to resolve the

nm62's picture

Please try to resolve the issue by your self rather than relying on HR department...
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090430080414AAM2zQd

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Fri, 04/11/2011 - 16:36

Wait for the eid holidays to

nm62's picture

Wait for the eid holidays to get over

If you can contact Pakistan embassy in abu dhabi... give them your id numbers and ask them for a clearance may be they can help you in this case...

http://www.pakistanembassyuae.org/view/ambassador-pak-uae.aspx

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Fri, 04/11/2011 - 16:44

Trying to resolve myself

mjaffer's picture

I intend to do just the same but just need to know first what is the exact status of my record with them and then pursue the best course of action.

Thanks for your suggestion and concern.

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Sat, 05/11/2011 - 12:06

Sorry to hear this ! My dear

Danish's picture

Sorry to hear this !

My dear friend i will try to check from someone and revert back to you and meanwhile send me your contact details so ican contact you.

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Sat, 12/11/2011 - 18:32

Just came in my mind and it

Danish's picture

Just came in my mind and it is little bit strange method,

Try to apply the visit visa and if it is issued, Bingooo your answer will b there
now there r ceratin ways to apply either ask your friend / new company to apply visit visa or else contact Emirates Airline / Etihad airline for visa.

Kindly let me know if there is some progress

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Sat, 12/11/2011 - 18:34

by the nm62 where on eart you

Danish's picture

by the nm62 where on eart you have disappeared :(

No message no call how was ur interview and when ur coming to auh ?

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Sat, 12/11/2011 - 18:35

hi danish

nm62's picture

i am very much here... just waiting for the job offer hopefully this week and meanwhile deciding on hotel apartments...

i was in auh a week back... i might be coming to auh may be this week or next week...

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Sat, 12/11/2011 - 21:19

Looking forward to see you

Danish's picture

Looking forward to see you and by the way i have spoken to some people regarding accomd and it will not be difficult to arrange just need few days to sort out

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Sun, 13/11/2011 - 10:35

Re: sorry to hear this

mjaffer's picture

Thanks , Danish
I am following the same route as you suggested and may be in a day to two would know the decision. Let's hope for the best but honestly its quite disgusting when expats are made so helpless in this age of the world.

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Sun, 13/11/2011 - 20:20

Nice to know that and all our

Danish's picture

Nice to know that and all our prayers with you and INSHA ALLAH everything will be smooth and if i can assist in any matter plz let me know

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Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:41

Abudhabi Immigration refusal-Security reason

cool_dxb4u's picture

Hi mjaffer, Could you solve the issue that you were in?I am an Indian. I too have the same problem and am going through it, like you mentioned.Its almost the same as I too worked in dubai and after 6 yrs and 3 months submitted my resignation with that company and my new employer based in Abudhabi applied for my employment visa and it got rejected by the Abudhabi Immigration after the labour was approved and the reason stated was "Security reasons".After that I visited all the offices but no positive response and am still suffering.My new employer applied for residence permit 4 times and all 4 times the immigration authorities rejected stating 'Security reason"..Could you please advice if you already sorted out your problem and guide me so that I can do something about it.Here no one is giving a reason or office contact to go and rectify the issue and am still visiting offices daily..Please advise.Many thanks.

cool_dxb4u

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Thu, 28/06/2012 - 12:26

DXB way to go

mjaffer's picture

Cool Dxb
Apparently all emirates have their own policies so you may want to try from somewhere else. Mine went through without any difficulty but not all employers are able to get visa from other emirates.
All the best

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Tue, 17/07/2012 - 07:03

Visa Rejection from Ajman

tariq's picture

Hello ,

I am an Indian I am also facing same problem of visa rejection due to security reason from ajman.

I do not have any criminal record nothing.

But few days back I came on tourist visa again from Dubai.

I just want to know what should I do to solve the issue.

I have a job offer in Ajman.

Is it possible to get tourist visa if your visa got rejected due to security reason.

I am in difficult situation.

Is all emirates have different rules.???

Kindlt reply

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Sun, 30/09/2012 - 08:47

Ajman Visa rejection due to security reason.??

tariq's picture

Can any one please answer me ??

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Tue, 02/10/2012 - 16:16

My visa also got rejected

tariq's picture

My visa also got rejected from ajman due to security reason , but after that i came on tourist visa from dubai and my company applied again for my visa but again same it got rejected.

Can u guide me .

how to resolve this issue.

i do not have any issue there is uae.

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Wed, 03/10/2012 - 20:52

HELP !!!!

shabzid's picture

Dear Friends,

I too have been stuck in the same predicament at the moment since last 2 months with no positive updates so far whatsoever to proceed. Can you guys mjaffer, cool_dxb4u, Danish & tariq be kind enough to leave your email ids below as it would be of great help if you share about how you came around to resolve the issue. Insha Allah the same method might work for me as well. You may also email me @ shabsmail@gmail.com to communicate further. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS REQUEST as I have been forced to be unemployed for last 2 months & like mjaffer may face disastrous financial consequences as the rent payemnts are due soon.

Thanks.

Regards,
Shabi

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Sat, 12/01/2013 - 10:44

Visa Rejected because of Security Reason

ahsan's picture

Dear Friends, Did anyone solve the issue that you were in? I am a Pakistani. I too have the same problem and am going through in very tense day, like you mentioned.Its almost the same as I too worked in Sharjah and after 5 yrs did not wish to renew my contract. As I got job offer in Government. My new employer based in Sharjah applied for my employment visa and it got rejected by the Abudhabi Immigration and the reason stated was "Security reasons".After that I visited all the offices (Sharjah Immigration & my New Govt. Offices) but no positive response and am still suffering. Could you please advice if you already sorted out your problem and guide me so that I can do something about it.Here no one is giving a reason or office contact to go and rectify the issue, My New Govt. Employer is issuing me 2 weeks & so to solve it otherwise Job offer is cancelled ..Please advise.I'm very tense. Many thanks.

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Tue, 22/01/2013 - 21:21

Security Clearance

Zeeshan888's picture

Hi Ahsan,

Did you get any update? I am also waiting for security approval....by the way do you have any idea what they do check?

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Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:42

Security Clearance

Zeeshan888's picture

Hi Ahsan,

Did you get any update? I am also waiting for security approval....by the way do you have any idea what they do check?

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Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:42

Security Clearance

Zeeshan888's picture

Hi Ahsan,

Did you get any update? I am also waiting for security approval....by the way do you have any idea what they do check?

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Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:42

Dear Shabi, Did you receive

Zeeshan888's picture

Dear Shabi,

Did you receive any update on your approval?

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Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:44

Same problem

Mrsfatimamirza's picture

Hi, my husband is in the same problem.

Can you please advice me with what you did?
Will he be able to get a visa or not?

Please do contact me as soon as possible,

Thank you

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Wed, 30/10/2013 - 00:14

Mrs Fatima Mirza

cool_dxb4u's picture

I am very upset knowing that u too are facing such an issue.I lost many things due to this strange issue where I never got any genuine reply from any authorities including the Indian embassy.Truth is that only solution I feel that now u can try is ask him to find a different job in Dubai and only Dubai and ask that new company to apply for his resiident permit.Pls make sure that the new company is not aware of his recent visa rejection as this is just a try to know if his employment permit can be approved from dubai.99% he might get as my prayers are also with hi..All other states except Dubai follows Abu dhabi policy strictly so the result at all other place might be the same.Its been 2 yrs for me as I lost everything due to this including my household items.Had many bank issues and financial issues and worst part is that still I dont know or no one from either the immigration in any of UAE offices or from the Indian embassy still knows why my resident employment permit was rejected so many times even though me and my family who lived a very dignified life in Dubai for several years without any issues either with banks or with anyone else.Funiest part is that my visit and tourist visa got approved nearly 6 times and I travelled.Hope someone from the Immigration understands tbe pain of losing a job for an expatriate suddenly while he or she is well set and writes back the reason why this things happened when I and my records are very clear.Mrs Fathima,pls let me know the company name and the nationaliy of the owners of the company if possible and also if the certificates of ur hubby have been attested by the MOEA UAE while submitting at Immigration.Let me do my best to reach a reason if there's something common in their rejectiins tat I experienced..Prayers for ur success.Regds

cool_dxb4u

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:48

Visa Rejection

SyedUmair's picture

Dear,
I have been doing job in Dubai, I got a new job offer from Abu Dhabi. I resigned from previous company and my new company applied my visa. after 10 days they said that MOL issue the visa but Immigration rejected your visa for security reason. I just want to know that what should I need to do know ?

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Wed, 17/12/2014 - 22:11

Visit Visa Rejected

abood's picture

Can any one please help me why i am getting my visit visa rejected.I am 28 and born and brought up in Sharjah. Since then i have continuous visa history on my passport on father sponsorship but when i got job in 2011 i transferred my visa and eventually my job was finished in Nov 2014 and flew back to Pakistan and since then my visit visa is being rejected several time reason being security without further explanation. Just waiting for positive reply from one who know how to get in cleared and normalize.

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Thu, 06/08/2015 - 17:11

visit visa rejected

hamayoun abbasi's picture

dear,
i applied three times for visit visa of uae but all the times its been rejected due to some security reason without further explanation and i dont know what is that reason i never involove in any criminal activity so i m so worried about this can u plzzzz help me in this matter so that i can clear my security reason.waiting for ur valuable reply

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Mon, 21/09/2015 - 10:38

Plzzzzz reply me if any one

hamayoun abbasi's picture

Plzzzzz reply me if any one can help me

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Sat, 03/10/2015 - 07:59

Visa Rejection

sanav's picture

Dear All,

I am also the one who is suffering such types of visa approval problem, Since 8 years I am working in uae and that is first time I am facing such type of problem, I went back to Pakistan after processing all cancellation procedure satisfactory, and I was shocked when I heard that, even my company provided me visit visa.

And now I am here in uae, and visa problem persist with unknown reason, same as other peoples, I try all my effort to find out the reason, even I got clearance from police station. but immigration are not accepting anymore.

My new company management try three times, even my director went along with me to immigration and try to find out actual reason, but they do not want to share any information, and just said change your employee. that's it.. very unfair.

Simply what I understand I should have to move back to home country or try to another country...

And my opinion to those persons who is looking to switch to another company. please try to make sure with immigration before cancellation. and once returning to home country must windup every thing to keep safe your savings..

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Fri, 12/02/2016 - 22:00

visa rejection new

filipina7648's picture

Dear mr sanav

We have the same situation...did you find solutions regarding this problem? Please share it so that i can solve mine also..

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Thu, 25/02/2016 - 13:05

visa rejection new

filipina7648's picture

Dear mr sanav

We have the same situation...did you find solutions regarding this problem? Please share it so that i can solve mine also..

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Thu, 25/02/2016 - 13:05

visa rejection new/security reason

filipina7648's picture

Hi sir we have the same problem...did you solve this problem of yours?please share it so that i can solve mine also... please please

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Thu, 25/02/2016 - 13:07

visa rejection new/security reason

filipina7648's picture

Hi sir we have the same problem...did you solve this problem of yours?please share it so that i can solve mine also... please please

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Thu, 25/02/2016 - 13:07

Dear Sanav, What happened

Shah2's picture

Dear Sanav,
What happened now. Have you got clearance ? Was your new job on Gov or Private Sector ?

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Tue, 08/03/2016 - 16:28

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