Check Travel Bans, Arrest Warrants And Police Cases in UAE

Traveling to or living in the United Arab Emirates comes with its own set of legal considerations that can’t be overlooked. The country is famous for enforcing its laws strictly across the board. Before making any plans, it’s absolutely vital to verify you don’t have any legal issues that could throw a wrench in the works – things like travel bans, active arrest warrants, or ongoing police cases against you. Getting caught up in the UAE’s justice system is not something you want to experience firsthand. This guide will show you how to check your status and steer clear of any potential legal headaches, so you can enjoy your time in the Emirates without any rude surprises.

How To Check For A Travel Ban In The UAE?

If you plan to leave the United Arab Emirates, it’s crucial to ensure that you don’t have a travel ban imposed on you. You can check for a potential travel ban by consulting your employer, visiting your local police station, reaching out to the UAE embassy, utilizing online services provided by the respective emirate’s authorities, or consulting with a travel agent familiar with the UAE’s regulations.

⮚     Dubai, UAE

Dubai police have an online service that allows residents and citizens to check for any bans (Click here). The service is available in English and Arabic. To use the service, you’ll need to enter your full name, Emirates ID number, and date of birth. The results will show.

⮚     Abu Dhabi, UAE

The judicial department in Abu Dhabi has an online service known as Estafser that allows residents and citizens to check for any public prosecution travel bans. The service is available in English and Arabic. You’ll need to enter your Emirates ID number to use the service. The results will show if there are any travel bans against you.

⮚     Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain

To check for a travel ban in Sharjah, visit the official website of Sharjah Police (here). You’ll need to enter your full name and Emirates ID number.

If you are in AjmanFujairah (here)Ras Al Khaimah (here), or Umm Al Quwain (here), you can contact the police department in that emirate to inquire about any travel bans.

What Are The Reasons To Issue A Travel Ban In Dubai Or UAE?

A travel ban may be issued for a number of reasons, including:

  • Execution on Unpaid debts
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Criminal cases or ongoing investigations of crime
  • Outstanding warrants
  • Rental disputes
  • Immigration laws violations like overstaying a visa
  • Defaulted on repaying loans, including car loans, personal loans, credit card debt, or mortgages
  • Employment law violations like working without a permit or leaving the country prior to giving notice to the employer and canceling the permit
  • Disease outbreaks

Certain individuals are prohibited from entering the United Arab Emirates. This includes persons with criminal records, those deported previously from the UAE or other countries, individuals wanted by Interpol for crimes committed abroad, human traffickers, terrorists and organized crime members, as well as anyone deemed a security risk by the government. Additionally, entry is barred for those with serious contagious diseases that pose public health dangers like HIV/AIDS, SARS, or Ebola.

There are also restrictions on leaving the UAE for some foreign residents. Those banned from departing include individuals with unpaid debts or financial obligations involving active execution cases, defendants in pending criminal cases, persons court-ordered to remain in the country, individuals subject to travel bans imposed by public prosecutors or other authorities, and unaccompanied minors without a guardian present.

Preliminary Checks To Make Before Booking Travel To The UAE

You can make a few preliminary checks (click here) to ensure that there will be no problems when you book your travel to the UAE.

  • Check if a travel ban has been issued against you. You can do this by using the online services of Dubai Police, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, or Sharjah Police (as mentioned above)
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of your travel to the UAE.
  • If you are not a citizen of the UAE, check the visa requirements of the UAE and make sure you have a valid visa.
  • If you are traveling to the UAE for work, check with your employer to ensure that your company has the proper work permits and approvals from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
  • Check with your airline to see if they have any restrictions on travel to the UAE.
  • Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that will cover you in the event of any problems while you are in the UAE.
  • Check travel advisory warnings issued by your government or the UAE government.
  • Keep copies of all important documents, like your passport, visa, and travel insurance policy, in a safe place.
  • Register with your country’s embassy in the UAE so they can contact you in case of an emergency.
  • Familiarize yourself with the local laws and customs of the UAE so you can avoid any problems while you are in the country.

How to Check Police Case in UAE

If you live in or visit the United Arab Emirates, it’s important to know if you have any outstanding legal issues or pending cases against you. Whether it’s a traffic violation, criminal case, or other legal matter, having an active case can result in consequences. The UAE provides online systems to check your legal status across the different emirates. The following list will guide you through the steps to check if you have any police cases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and the other emirates.

  1. Dubai
    • Visit the Dubai Police website (
    • Click on the “Online Services” section
    • Select “Check Status of Traffic Cases” or “Check Status of Other Cases”
    • Enter your personal details (name, Emirates ID, etc.) and case number (if known)
    • The system will display any pending cases or fines against you
  2. Abu Dhabi
    • Visit the Abu Dhabi Police website (
    • Click on the “E-Services” section
    • Select “Check Your Status” under “Traffic Services” or “Criminal Services”
    • Enter your Emirates ID number and other required details
    • The system will show any outstanding cases or violations registered against you
  3. Sharjah
    • Visit the Sharjah Police website (
    • Click on the “E-Services” section
    • Select “Check Your Status” under “Traffic Services” or “Criminal Services”
    • Enter your personal information and case number (if known)
    • The system will display any pending cases or fines against you
  4. Other Emirates
    • For other emirates like Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, visit the respective police website
    • Look for an “E-Services” or “Online Services” section
    • Find options to check your status or case details
    • Enter your personal information and case number (if known)
    • The system will show any outstanding cases or violations registered against you

Note: It’s always advisable to check with the respective police authorities or seek legal counsel if you have any concerns or need further assistance regarding any pending cases or violations.

UAE Travel Ban And Arrest Warrant Check Service With Us

It is important to work with an attorney who will perform a complete check on a potential arrest warrant and travel ban filed against you in the UAE. Your passport and visa page copy must be submitted and the results of this check are available with no need to personally visit government authorities in the UAE.

The attorney you hire is going to perform a thorough check with the related UAE government authorities to determine if there is an arrest warrant or travel ban filed against you. You now can save your money and time by staying away from the possible risks of getting arrested or being rejected to leave or enter the UAE during your travel or if there is an airport ban in UAE. All you need to do is submit the necessary documents online and in a matter of days, you will be able to get the results of this check by email from the attorney. Call or WhatsApp us at  +971506531334 +971558018669 (service charges of USD 600 apply)

Check Arrest And Travel Ban Service With Us – Documents Necessary

The documents necessary for conducting an investigation or check criminal cases in Dubai on travel ban include clear colored copies of the following:

  • Valid passport
  • Resident permit or the latest residence visa page
  • Expired passport if it bears the stamp of your residence visa
  • The newest exit stamp if there is any
  • Emirates ID if there is any

You can take advantage of this service if you need to travel through, to, and from the UAE and you want to ensure that you have not been blacklisted.

What Is Included In The Service?

  • General advice – If your name is included on the blacklist, the attorney can provide general advice on the next necessary steps to deal with the situation.
  • Complete check – The attorney is going to run the check with the related government authorities on a potential arrest warrant and travel ban filed against you in the UAE.
  • Privacy – The personal details that you share and all the things you discuss with your attorney will be under the protection of the attorney-client privilege.
  • Email – You will get the check’s results by email from your lawyer. The results are going to indicate if you have a warrant/ban or not.

What Is Not Included In The Service?

  • Lifting the ban – The attorney is not going to deal with the tasks of having your name removed from the ban or lifting the ban.
  • Reasons for warrant/ban – The attorney will not investigate or give you complete information about the reasons for your warrant or ban if there is any.
  • Power of attorney – There are instances when you need to give a Power of Attorney to the lawyer to perform the check. If this is the case, the lawyer will inform you and advise you on how it is issued. Here, you need to handle all relevant expenses and it will also be settled individually.
  • Guarantee of results – There are times when authorities don’t disclose information about blacklisting because of security reasons. The check’s outcome will depend on your specific situation and there is no guarantee to it.
  • Additional work – Legal services beyond doing the check described above require a different agreement.

Call or WhatsApp us at  +971506531334 +971558018669 

We offer services to investigate travel bans, arrest warrants, and criminal cases in Dubai and the UAE. The cost for this service is USD 950, inclusive of power of attorney fees. Please send us a copy of your passport and your Emirates ID (if applicable) via WhatsApp.

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