Dubai Airport: Detaining passengers and preventing them from traveling for this reason

Abdallah Shahin - | UAE

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai suspended a number of... Tourists at Dubai Airport were prevented from leaving due to significant discrepancies between their facial features and personal photos in their passports. Officials discovered that the disparities were due to plastic surgery that individuals had. Travellers, there are fundamental differences between the original and the photos.

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai advises travelers who have undergone plastic surgery that has significantly changed their facial features to update their passport photos immediately to avoid potential delays or airport checks that could lead to missing flights.

Expert Aqeel Ahmed Al-Najjar, advisor to the Department’s Document Inspection Center, stated that specialists at Dubai Airport, while carrying out their audit tasks, concluded that the discrepancies between the facial features of passport holders and their personal photos are due to cosmetic operations after a comprehensive examination and cooperation with the consulates of the exporting countries. It was used by travelers after the introduction of passports, resulting in significant changes to the nose, cheeks and chin, eventually changing the overall facial features.

Al-Najjar pointed out that residency staff in Dubai confiscated a passport last year. The passport holder deliberately hid the data page and original personal photo, and replaced them with a new one for travel purposes, without damaging the data page and original photo.

He pointed out that invalid documents are divided into four types: The document that is confirmed to be completely forged, meaning that it was not issued legitimately by the country from which it claims to be. Second, forgery involves altering an official document by either adding or deleting information. Third, creating a document without any information and then adding forged data and a personal photo by a forger, and fourth, issuing a document from an authorized body with forged personal data, such as issuing a passport using accurate personal information for one individual and the photo for another person.

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