I have been away for a while and hope readers of my blog have been wondering about me. Well here I am again with my new information sharing post. This time I am sharing out very crucial information which could be very helpful if you have such a situation that you wish to travel back home and your passport is lost or misplaced. Tell you what I have experienced the same thing not with me but with my wife. I was living in Hor-Al-Anz near Hor-Al-Anz Park and due to financial problems we had to shift from that place to some where else. During that shifting my wife’s passport was misplaced and I was way too worried because my wife was pregnant and she couldn’t stay in Dubai for long because I didn’t have medical insurance.
If you are reading this post and something like this had happened with you or some of your friend’s please share this information or give them this blog address.
Ok What to do?. Off course I was guided by someone else about this but what he said is to get an emergency passport from embassy for my wife and send her back. Guess what it is not as easy as it looks. I went to Embassy to get emergency passport, they asked me to go to Police Station, file a report and then bring that report to the embassy. Here starts the journey.
When your passport is lost, your embassy can give you emergency passport only if it is already reported as lost to Dubai Police. When reported, Dubai police gives you a form which needs to be attested by Public Prosecution Office and Dubai Courts and then from Immigration Office.
So I went to Public Prosecution Office, which is near Oud Metha Metro Station for those of you who travel by Metro mostly can walk from Oud Metha Metro station. It is like 5 to 7 mins walking distance.
There is a very nice Get token and wait system at public prosecution office. I waited there for my turn, when my turn came they asked normal question and stamped / signed the application form. Then I went to Dubai Courts which is the next building to Public Prosecution office. Thank God both buildings are located together or else it is very difficult to travel in Dubai if you don’t have your own vehicle and you can’t drive.
Same Token system in Dubai Courts too and luckily it took only an hour and I had my wife’s lost passport police report application stamped by Dubai Courts too. The next day I went to immigration office which is right next to jaffiliya metro station
There is a huge long procedure at Immigration Office. I was directed to outer block which is next to cafeteria. I waited for my turn after getting token, then I was asked to buy bank Challan of AED 120 /- which was pasted on my application and than stamped. Once my police report application was stamped I was sent to Police Station which is next to immigration Office from where I started.
For those of you who know nothing about this police station have a glimpse here; http://www.travelsnitch.org/categories/news/briton-beaten-to-death-in-a-dubai-police-cell/
Luckily I had my application stamped and signed by police officer on duty and I was sent to embassy to get emergency passport. The next day I went to embassy, had some typing as an application for emergency passport. Submitted the application and received the emergency passport next day which was just one piece of paper. Then the embassy sent me to immigration office again to get an OUTPASS which is valid for 24 hrs only.
This time I was referred to immigration in Block – B by outer block, where it took almost full day to had my wife’s emergency outpass collected. They checked for over stay, I had to pay the over stay fees and then some more signatures and supervision were made from different blocks and finally I had emergency outpass received at the end of the day.
The next day I arranged a ticket for her and she flew back safely. Due to less information about the system my wife over stayed almost a month and bared a lot of pain too. During all this suffering and fatigue I learned a lot of things about this system, which I am sharing with all of you in this post. I had some other experience living in Dubai too. I would love to help anyone who have any question or inquries. Hope you have learned something useful. Please leave a comment if you have any question.
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