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Old 29th January 2013, 06:51 PM
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Hi! My mom was recently denied an investor visa because of an old tb scar they've spotted. She never had TB before. Can you share with me the details of the tests they did in Canadian Hospital and whom did you approach with the reports to get the visa granted? This would be extremely helpful as I do not want her to live by herself anymore. Thank you so much in advance.
You have to have had some lung problem to get scars on your lungs. Scars don't just appear without a reason.

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This really is a pathetic law.. to outcast people just because they once HAD BEEN sick.. hope this cruelty comes to an end soon... good to hear at least there is a recommendation to end this law..

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You have to have had some lung problem to get scars on your lungs. Scars don't just appear without a reason.
You are right Rahzaa. But the doctors said that its just a hazy area not a scar. They also confirmed that she is of no threat to anyone nor does she require any medications. Since they could not find out what it is that they saw, they are required to mention as old tb. Makes absolutely no sense to me... But who can argue or question them ? Besides they are just doing their duty. Its the law that has to change. That said , We intend to find out exactly what it is for my mom's general health maintainance.

Does anyone know if one can visit Dubai if they can not apply for residency?

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He worked for the same company for 7 years and had a residency/work visa which was renewed without an x ray. He contracted TB in the UAE and was treated in Australia and returned to Dubai. Did visa runs before finding another job and then of course he needed a medical after which deported him. We are not sure about what type of ban was imposed and it is difficult to find out. Phoned the UAE Consulate in Australia and they said they did not have this information but to call the Australian Consulate in Dubai as they would have been informed of any ban. Australian Consulate said they did not have this information and sent us a list of lawyers who for$$ would be able to find out. And that is where it stands at the moment Suspect it is a life time ban for working but he could possibly visit after 6 months.

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Totally understand what you must be going through when a loved one is denied residency because of some laws which even the doctors cannot explain. Do you think he can visit you? Or is that also not allowed in this country?

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Does anyone know if one can visit Dubai if they can not apply for residency?
Yes they can, on a visit visa. The long term visit visa is for 90 days at a time, and she will need to stay out of the country for 30 days before re-entering on a new visit visa. There are no medical tests done when she visits on a visit visa (only an iris/eye scan is done for identification).

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Yes they can, on a visit visa. The long term visit visa is for 90 days at a time, and she will need to stay out of the country for 30 days before re-entering on a new visit visa. There are no medical tests done when she visits on a visit visa (only an iris/eye scan is done for identification).
Thanks Rsinner. That sure is a relief to hear. We were worried that this is going to be entered into her passport records and that she would be banned to enter the country forever. Have you known anyone to have gone though this?

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Hi sorry to say the ban is permanent and you may not enter as a tourist no matter what country you come from

I lived in the UAE for 11 years first in Dubai and then transferred to Abu Dhabi. In that time I had at least 7 xrays for either new jobs or for renewals ( yes they say they are not necessary for renewals but they still do the xray with the blood tests).
My last xray which was fine was in Abu Dhabi in April 2011.

Unfortunately in Feb 2012 I was starting a new job in Abu Dhabi and i was sent to Dubai for my medical - there were delays with getting the visa issued through AD so that is why they went through Dubai for the visa.

Since I was not a new comer to the UAE and never had a problem before I was shocked to receive an unfit cert . They repeated the xray and di sputum tests over three days so they knew i did not have active TB and they knew i was NOT a new entrant but they still issued an unfit cert. This was immediaely forwarded to the dept of labour and immigration. There is no appeal or at least i could not manage it - i did try. Many people agreed this should not have happened but what to do ??

My visa was cancelled and i was sent to the ministry of the interior at Al Aweer to get my iris scanned.

I was given about 15 days to leave the country.

They do not put any stamps in your passport but when i left at the airport they iris scanned me again and entered info on the computer.

I too was told by someone that i could renter as a tourist as i was European I did not need a visa - just get one at the airport .

I came home and about a month later flew back to AD - at the aiport at immigration I was stoppeed straight away as soon as they scanned my passport taken into a room, had my iris scanned and told I could not enter as i was banned for life !!!

so it is a lifetime ban. If anyone knows differently please post .


Rsinner , I dont know did your mother apply for investor visa in Dubai or in India?. When it was denied were you issued any documents stating she was medically unfit ? If not is she applies for a tourist visa in India do you need to do a medical ?? if not then she can still enter as a tourist . But do not apply for any visa that needs a medical as i said above once there is offically a paper in the system saying a person is unfot and they have an isis scan you may not enter the UAE legally
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This is scary information. Hijacked after 11 years and told to leave in 15 days!?! How can a person be banned for life for a past sickness that is now cured? Can the scars activate miraculously and give TB again or what? I really hope something is done about this sooner rather than later.

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I hope there is a resolution to this, take care.

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