Legally Speaking - 25 January 2017
Legally Speaking: Can I be deported even if my visa is valid?
Dubai-based lawyer Barney Almazar answers the most common questions regarding your legal options in various cases related to living and working in the UAE.
CAN I BE DEPORTED EVEN IF MY VISA IS STILL VALID?
As a general rule, only those who have expired or cancelled visa are deported. However, the Ministry of Interior may issue an order for deportation of any foreigner, even if he holds a valid visa, in the following cases:
a. if he has been convicted and the court has issued an order for his deportation;
b. if he has no apparent means of living; and
c. if the security authorities see that deportation is dictated by public interest, security, or morals.