36 DNRD officers get training on detecting forged travel papers

DUBAI — The Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) has organised a two-day training course for 36 of its immigration officers on the detection of forged British travel documents.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 7 Dec 2004, 11:24 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:24 PM

The course was organised in cooperation with the British Embassy in Dubai and it involved the DNRD staff working at the Dubai International Airport's immigration section and at the Airport Free Zone.

Lieutenant-Colonel Jassim Abdul Ghafoor, Assistant DNRD Director for Entry and Free Zone Affairs, received yesterday officials from the British Embassy. He spoke about the significance of the training programme in familiarising the immigration officers with the recent methods of detecting forgery cases in passports and travel documents.

“The DNRD is keen on organising such training courses in cooperation with different diplomatic missions in the UAE. We aim at keeping abreast with the latest technologies used by each country to secure the travel documents issued to its citizens and at the same time to be updated on the methods used by forgers and how to detect them,” explained Lt-Col Abdul Ghafoor.

The programme was initiated on the request of the British Embassy in Dubai and was welcomed by DNRD as part of its policy to enhance cooperation and exchange expertise with various parties.

“This programme is an addition to the ongoing policy we have adopted to regularly enhance the efficiency of our staff members, particularly immigration officers and increase their knowledge as well as develop their skills with regard to dealing with passengers and handling them,” said Lt-Col Abdul Ghafoor.

He added that the immigration officers are engaged in language courses to teach them English, Russian, Persian, Hindi, Urdu and others. Besides, they also take courses in computer, immigration laws and regulations art of dealing with the public, forgery detection means, quality performance among others.

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