General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA) has just made a statement which is published by Gulf News that the expatriates who are deported from one of the GCC countries would not be able to enter any of the GCC member countries with the work visa.
Gulf News reported that the GDRFA, in its magazine Manafez Dubai that all six GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman) have agreed upon this law and soon it will be implemented in all GCC countries.
The country which will deport the expatriate will take his or her fingerprints and share it with all GCC member countries. The system to share this kind of information is already in place.
Ban in cases of Criminal Offences: It is important to mention here that GCC countries already have an agreement to not get through the expatriates who are involved in some criminal offenses in any other GCC country.
As a result of this, all countries share the information regarding passport details, fingerprints and other related information with other countries. If an expatriate runs away from Saudi Arabia after stealing money and it is reported to the police after his departure, he will not be able to enter any other GCC countries.
They have created a sound system to arrest such expatriate. If expatriate who is alleged to have a criminal case in any of the GCC countries applies for the visa of any other GCC country, they don’t stop or reject the visa.
In fact, they approve it and make arrangements to arrest him on the airport of GCC country. After that, that particular expatriate is handed over to the police of the country where he is alleged to commit the crime.
His name from the banned list of GCC countries is only removed when he clears the allegation against him in that country.
Current Situation regarding the ban of Deported Expatriates: Currently, the deported expatriates without criminal offenses are allowed to go to the other GCC countries. If the employer of some employee sets a huroob against him and then he is detained by the police, the ultimate arrangement is deportation.
So, one should make all the efforts to remove huroob from his Iqama. Furthermore, the expatriate is also deported if he is caught working for someone other than his Kafeel.
Moreover, if an employee is caught working on Iqama profession which is not his actual profession, he will also be deported. If you want to change Iqama profession, please follow the instructions given in this link. An Expatriate can be deported in the following cases;
01-Caught for the third time Not Carrying Iqama
02-Iqama Profession is different from Actual Profession
03-Huroob Status on Iqama
04-If he is banned from entering to Saudi Arabia
05-If he is involved in Trading Visas & Forgery of Documents
06-Working on Umrah Visa and Overstayed on Umrah Visa
07-If he is Working Dependent in Saudi Arabia
08-Overstaying after Visa Expiry in Saudi Arabia
09-Dealing with Drugs or Narcotics in Saudi Arabia
10-Working on Azad or Free Visa
Source: Gulf News