Salesman accused of forging documents for wife’s visa in Dubai

Emirati K A, 28, a DNRD officer, testified that the defendant’s representative came to the DNRD and submitted papers on N F’s behalf to have a residency visa issued for his wife.

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DUBAI // A salesman is accused of forging a tenancy contract and submitting it to the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) to apply for a residency visa for his wife.

Dubai Criminal Court heard Ethiopian N F, 26, forged a tenancy contract from Sharjah Municipality and submitted it to the DNRD on March 17 last year.

Emirati K A, 28, a DNRD officer, testified that the defendant’s representative came to the DNRD and submitted papers on N F’s behalf to have a residency visa issued for his wife.

“When the tenancy contract in the documents submitted was double checked, we found that it was not found in the system of Sharjah Municipality therefore we reported the matter to N F’s sponsor and then to police,” said K A.

A female friend of the defendant told prosecutors she provided him with the name and number of a man who previously helped a friend get documents for a residency application.

“I just gave him the number of the man and after that I didn’t know what happened,” said Nepali S T, 32.

N F was not present in court to enter a plea. A verdict is expected on February 1.

salamir@thenational.ae