Faking your CV can get you jailed in UAE

Web Report /Dubai
Filed on June 27, 2018


Expats should not engage in faking documents.

Several job seekers fabricate their CVs to grab a golden work opportunity, oblivious of the fact that this can land them in jail in the UAE. While applying to a prospective job offer in the UAE, submitting Curriculum Vitae or CV is obligatory and some aspiring employees modify their academic qualification or add years to their career experience.

However, under UAE law, job seekers are penalized, slapped with a hefty fine, and sentenced three years in jail and/or deportation if are caught providing fake information in their CVs.

Besides, expats in the UAE should also not engage in faking documents, contracts, agreements, cheques, official financial statements, education certificates and their validation stamps, passports, currencies, credit cards and company logos.

The penalty for forging and using forged documents could be from one month to three years if it is a non-official document and could reach up to five years if the forged document is official, according to Filipino Times report.

The following are considered means of forgery:

- Introducing a change into an existing instrument by addition, deletion or alteration, whether in writing, numbers, marks or in photographs appearing therein.

- Forged signature or seal, or alteration of a true signature, seal, or thumb-print.

- Obtaining, by means of surprise or fraud, a signature, seal or thumb-print of a person without his knowing the contents of the instrument or without validly giving consent thereto.

- Fabricating or counterfeiting an instrument and attributing it to a third party.

- Blank filling of a signed, sealed or thumb-printed paper without the consent of the person who signed, sealed or thumb-printed it.

- Disguising or substituting the identity of a person in an instrument made to verify its truth.

- Alteration of truth in an instrument made for verifying its contents

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