Bogus degree holders face life ban from UAE

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LIFE BAN: The UAE is cracking down on people using fake documentation to get jobs. (Getty Images)

LIFE BAN: The UAE is cracking down on people using fake documentation to get jobs. (Getty Images)

Anyone caught using fake certificates or degrees to get a job in the UAE will be banned for life from working in the Gulf state, UAE daily Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper said those found guilty would also have their contract cancelled, citing a source at the labour ministry.

The report did not give any other details about the initiative.

The move comes after 68 people in the UAE were blacklisted by the US Department of Justice for purchasing fake high school and college degrees from a “degree mill” based in Washington.

More than 180 people from across the Gulf - out of almost 10,000 people worldwide - were blacklisted for holding fake US academic certificates allegedly bought from non-accredited institutions following an investigation by the justice department.

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Posted by: Shakoor

Hi,
I read all the comments but I am facing some other problem I have 4-years original degree attested by HEC and foreign office. The UAE embassy need the Passport and match the name exactly. I have some spell problems so the name is not exactly matching. Now I am going for visit visa I have confirmed my ticket. What should I do now????Can I attest it from UAE???do all the companies require UAE Attested degree or foreign office attestation can give me advantage??

Posted by: maya

i want to know if the university is not recognized by ugc, then is the university considered as a fake university? can these degrees be attested by UAE? will the person be held responsible if he/she was unaware that the university is non-ugc recognised?

Posted by: realiste

excellent initiative and of course should be in place already.

Unfortunately it brings out the worst in people and Vaidhee is at the supreme end of that categorisation.

As there are many people hell bent on bringing as many others down as they can, there should be equal handling for false accusations.

Posted by: Brentness

This is a great move by the UAE government. Legit Job seekers obtain their Degree after four years in college and this is not a joke. And later on you find out that you are being outclassed by a faker and bogus applicant. No degree, suddenly becomes a degree holder. I think this is totally unfair, Its tantamount to dishonesty.

UAE government should check in detail the validity of the certificates/diplomas. Can you afford to feed your families on lies? good luck.

The victims here are the hiring companies because they are not getting the value and return on investment from the employee because in reality they are incapable of delivering quality work and output.

Kudos! UAE Government lets start cleaning this up. Bogus and fakers must go back to their country and obtain a real degree not just buy them. I pity the company who hires bogus applicants they don't get the real value.

I suggest that aside from Diploma's and Certificates a Yearbook must be included in the checking.

Posted by: Ahmed

I can understand all what is meant by the law so that the right people should come up for the right job!

What if a person is already working according to his or her qualification and later apply for the attestation of degree which is fake or seems to be bougas should also be ban or blacklisted

Altough he had been already on a job according to the require original certificate

This not look to be a positive and responsible approach
There should be some technicalities for instance
A person had a Inter mediete Certificate original and attested from foreign ministry and labor inUAE and according to this he or she is working if later they apply for the degree which is coming out to be fake,whereas had not been use for the another job unless it is attested or had not been benefited from it.
Such person name should be in computer with the foreign ministry and labor that in future this person is said to have no degree and no job or promotion for the degree inspite of facing life ban?

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