UAE: Up to Dh750,000 fine for forging e-documents

Filed on October 4, 2021
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Violators will be sentenced to temporary imprisonment and fine, Public Prosecution says

The Public Prosecution (PP) explained today, through posts on its social media accounts, the penalties for forging e-documents.

The Public Prosecution stated that, pursuant to Article (6) of Federal Decree-Law No. (5) of 2012 Concerning Combatting IT Crimes, any person who forges an e-document issued by the federal or local government or federal or local public organisations and authorities shall be sentenced to temporary imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dh150,000 and not more than Dh750,000.

The post further elaborated that the penalty for such crimes shall be not less than Dh100,000 and not more than Dh300,000, if the forgery is made on a document issued by an entity other than those stipulated in paragraph (1) of Article (6), adding that the same penalties apply to those who use forged e-documents, while aware that said document is forged.

The Public Prosecution published this information as part of its ongoing campaign to promote legal culture and raising public awareness.

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