More than 350000 denied entry after iris scan

The IRIS recognition system has denied entry to 351,318 expatriates who were deported earlier from the UAE when they tried to re-enter the country. The system denies entry after undergoing an eye scan at the country’s different entry points since the establishment of the iris recognition system in 2003 till the end of last December, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs announced on Wednesday.

The announcement was issued at a symposium on the role of IT in developing the corporate performance hosted by the Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP). The symposium was attended by Abdulla Al Shaibani, the Secretary-General of the Dubai Executive Council; Ahmed bin Humaidan, the Director-General of Dubai Smart government; Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Mirri, the Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai; and Dr Ahmed Al Nusairat, the General coordinator of DGEP.

The DGEP forum saw a number of lectures delivered by the experts and specialists in the fields of innovation, government excellence and management.

The iris recognition system is used by the immigration department to record the iris details of people when they enter UAE for the first time. These details are later used when they are deported from the UAE and try to reenter the country.

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  1. Boss,
    I was having the immigration visa,working with bank I left the job and got 1 year ban .
    Can you please tell me that how this ban will remove or I can work in any other sector as per my pro said

  2. Labour ban cannot be removed in any way. But you can work in Dubai if you are able to get a free zone visa or government sector job.


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