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husky 25th June 2012 09:11 AM

Tuberculosis Scars Ban
 
My son has been deported and banned from Dubai because of TB scars on his lungs. He has worked in Dubai for 9 years. The scarring was only discovered when he changed jobs and required a new visa (and x ray). He does not have active TB. He has left behind a fiancÚ, excellent job, apartment and of course all his friends. Needless to say, he is most distraught. My question- does anyone know of anyone who has made a successful appeal against this ban using a lawyer or any other method?


Regards
husky

Tropicana 25th June 2012 10:04 AM

I have read of cases like this and it is really sad and wrong.
If he worked in Dubai for 9 years, he must have had residency renewals in between, is this the first time something has come up ?
I guess using a lawyer wont work if has already left the country: one question is was he given a life ban?

husky 25th June 2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tropicana (Post 822544)
I have read of cases like this and it is really sad and wrong.
If he worked in Dubai for 9 years, he must have had residency renewals in between, is this the first time something has come up ?
I guess using a lawyer wont work if has already left the country: one question is was he given a life ban?


Hi Tropicana
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.

regards
husky

Tbcured 5th July 2012 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by husky (Post 822560)
Hi Tropicana
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.

regards
husky

I have the same problem it is very sadly.My husband is in UAE and I cant go there because of this TB Scar:(

rahzaa 5th July 2012 03:05 PM

Are the scars for only those that have had a active TB before?

I mean, can a person have TB scars without ever knowing about them?

cupcake3 5th July 2012 04:18 PM

My husband had a similar problem when trying to obtain his visa as they saw scarring on his lungs which they suspected was from old TB. We went to the canadian hospital who did further tests and it was confirmed he didnt have TB and had never had it so his Visa was granted, thank god because we had given up everything in the UK to come here. However from what we learned though the time we thought he could be deported , if you have TB or have ever had it in your life you will not get the visa here in Dubai. I may be wrong but from the research we did if TB is confirmed either past or present there is no way he can stay here. I hope one day the law will be changed because most doctors here dont agree with the law as someone who has had TB in the past and has been treated offers no more threat to anyone than a person who never had it. Thats what we were told. I really sympathise with him its a terrible situation, so sorry for him! I hope I am wrong and something can be done for him

A.G 12th September 2012 03:39 PM

Greetings everyone.

My wife had to leave the country because she had the old TB scar. When did research online what i could gather was, there is already a recommendation to lift this ban has gone to the ministry. Lets all hope this ban gets lifted soon.

God Bless !

eire2uae 6th December 2012 08:02 PM

cupcake3 you were very lucky to be allowed to stay. I am about to be kicked out of the UAE because of an abnormal chest x-ray. They carried out all the tests for TB, everything came back negative but they are still sticking by the original x-ray and saying I am unfit for work. I contacted my Embassy but they said there is nothing they can do because it's in the regulations that they can refuse entry based on any scarring no matter what caused it. I know there are worse situations mentioned above where people have had to leave behind a spouse/fiance but I am completely distraught over this. I thought I had a future here and it has been completely destroyed by a ridiculous rule that makes absolutely no sense.

Moe78 6th December 2012 08:29 PM

Another of the UAE's ridiculous laws! They will only stop with this nonsense if their citizens are banned in the same way abroad.

Tbcured 10th December 2012 01:57 PM

There is always way to complaint guys!But only to the right authorities - WHO TB department in Geneva .Do it- directly to the director.We did it,you should also!You need to fight for your rights!


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