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I Think I Have an Interpol Red Notice Out Against Me for UAE Debt

“Dear Steve,

I am on a red alert wanted by interpol due to UAE debt left 2010. The US embassy has revoked my non-immigration visa due to this. The UK police have told me that i am at risk of being arrested if i travel outside UK due to being on red alert from interpol, i have also been told the UAE have been making applications for extraditions due to debt, so far the UK courts have not granted these requests but the red alert still remains, this is due to UAE listing unpaid debts as fraud.

The debt i left was 65,000dhs outstanding on loan and 7,000dhs on credit card.

I would prefer details of this not to be posted i just wanted to provide info incase someone els is worried about interpol red alert, they are still issuing them and they can affect travel outside UAE.”

Who has told you this?

You can check to see if you are on any wanted list by visiting the Interpol site, here. Your email address appears to contain your name and I did a search using that. There were no hits.

An Interpol Red Notice or Red Alert is not an international arrest warrant. Likewise, there are no such thing as globe trotting Interpol police officers who can execute arrest warrants. Rather, the Red Notice is simply a request for the arrest and extradition of an individual for whom an arrest warrant has been issued in the requesting country.

According to the Interpol website there are only 160 people in the entire world that are wanted for banking or financial crimes.

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If you are worried about an open case against you in the UAE you should contact a lawyer to represent you in the UAE and negotiate a suitable repayment plan with the creditors.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

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  • crazy tech

    Dear Sir,

    I was staying in Dubai and was using credit cards from RAK bank, First Gulf bank and Mashreq Bank, Due to sudden termination of my job I had to leave Dubai without settling my outstanding amount on credit cards, I want to know if I travel to Qatar, Kuwait or Oman will I be arrested and brought to UAE for legal trail or I will be in trouble only If I enter UAE border. Please guide me.

    Mohammed Sami Ulla

  • Steve Rhode

    Thanks for the article link. Are you aware of anyone that has been nailed with these for UAE debt while in a foreign country? I’m not aware of anyone yet.

    • anon

      You’ll most probably hear it from me. I am an Indian national, working in the UK. I was told about the ‘diffusion’ notice, when I applied for my US work-permit to be stamped in my passport. The work permit was however stamped. The world has become oblivious to UAE issuing notices for debt, but not all countries think that way. Detention, questioning and being pulled out of the queue are the smaller issues, and must be accepted but being put on a flight to UAE is the real risk. Right now I have a prominent human rights activist assure me that the UK might hold me for questioning but not arrest me. Extradition seems out of the question (UK has denied requests for their own citizens but whether that protection extends to me (resident) as well, I am yet to find out). My job needs me to be in the USA in October, if not I’m fired and I have nowhere to go. India (my country of citizenship) may or may not come to my rescue. I’ll hopefully give you a ball by ball coverage here. If not, you know what happened…

      • Steve Rhode

        Those problems are not occurring at U.S. borders.

  • anon

    This is how it escalates… lender -> files police complaint -> files court case -> Sentenced in absentia -> you are wanted to serve the sentence. -> Interpol notice

    • Steve Rhode

      A year or so ago Interpol announced they would no longer deal with debt matters. Too overloaded. Have they changed?

  • anon

    Not finding your name on the Interpol site is not conclusive evidence of not being on Interpol’s watchlist. The notices have different levels, some are for public view and some are for law enforcement view only. I too came to know of this much to my surprise as I have a similar situation.

  • john paul

    steve please send me a reply as soon as possible

  • john paul

    I do have the same problem as others, i do have some debts in oman, i am an indian but now i am in another country, i’m worried if i will be arrested when i go back to india..Please advise me. and guide me

  • Nil

    Dear Steve,

    I was working in Dubai and had a debts including credit cards and personal loan. The amount total is 400k. I was in a bad condition and escape from Dubai. Last week I received a text from my employer that they will file a case against of me. I would like to know will there be any trouble if I want go any other country except GCC? I would like to get a job and pay off all the debts. Please advise me.

    • Nil

      Dear Steve,

      Please give me a reply whenever you will have time. Thank you & Regards.

    • Steve Rhode

      It is possible that a foreign collector might track you down and try to scare you but I’ve never heard of anyone outside of a GCC country being arrested, charged, or anything other than threatened.

      I think you’ll be fine.

  • none

    yes, debt in dubai that gets listed as fraud under post dated bounced cheque laws, my debt was 80,000dhs

    • andy

      Are you an Australian? Why would you need to apply for a visa in the U.S. when you can enter without one??? Anyway, the UAE has dropped alot of the red notices for bounced checks a few months ago.

  • none

    I am living in Australia, trying to visit US i applied for the visa and was rejected, the US authorities told me i have Interpol Red alert notice. The advice you are giving about Interpol not getting involved is wrong. I have been told not to leave the country because I am at risk of being arrested. Not all notices are published.

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