Expert Info

Posted by hicool_hotel
on 21 May 2017

Hello friends,
I Have worked in UAE for about 4 years and lastly had a bad experience as I have been gone through some criminal cases for which I have a ban and Deported on my name.

My question here is.. Is it possible to work in other GCC if I have sponsor.


Meagan on 22 May 2017 - 13:07
Hi there,

In criminal cases such as yours, all GCC members are permitted access to this information on your file. From what I can gather, one of two things are likely to happen: either you'll be denied entry on the basis of the criminal charges, or you'll be allowed entry only to be arrested at the border and transported to the country where the charges originated and tried for the crime. (You can click here to read an article which gives more details.)

Sorry I don't have better news for you – it might be a good idea to look for work outside of the GC instead.

Anonymous (not verified) on 20 Sep 2020 - 11:20


my friend has been deported from uae following a criminal case proceeding which was not about murder or drugs. there was no other jail term, only deportation sentence by the court.

in this case can he come to Qatar and get a job in Qatar ?

Anonymous (not verified) on 21 Sep 2020 - 14:17

Hi there, from what I can understand, ultimately, the reason for deportation is not of consequence, but rather that your friend has been deported and faces a travel ban to the UAE means he is highly unlikely to be allowed to travel to other countries in the GCC, and this includes Qatar. As far as I can see, getting a work permit and finding a job in Qatar will not be possible. However, it's best to check official websites, such as Hukoomi and the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior.

I hope this helps.

Anonymous (not verified) on 11 Jul 2017 - 12:58
Hi, am from india,am bank loan defaulter in Dubai in 2009, personal loan for 33,000, and credit card for 26000, now pplanning to go Qatar or Oman can i get work visa, or can i work there ? please tell me.
Meagan on 12 Jul 2017 - 12:41
Hi there,

Do you know if the bank/s involved have filed a criminal case against you? If they have, then you might be in the same situation as the other person I replied to above – meaning that if you try to enter a GCC country you could be imprisoned on entry, or before that your work visa application could be denied. This is because GCC countries are allowed to share information on people with criminal cases including fingerprints, passport numbers, etc. As I advised above, it may be best to look for work in a non-GCC country to avoid this problem.

Best of luck.


Expat Health Insurance

Cigna Health Insurance -

Cigna Global

Our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats,

Cigna is currently giving away a free health and wellbeing module with their Silver, Gold, and Platinum policies. The main benefits of the module are :

  • Routine adult physical examinations - Access to a full suite of physical examinations including BMI, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure tests
  • Cancer screenings - Including bowel, prostate, breast, lung, skin, and cervical cancer
  • Telephonic Wellness Coaching – Access to a personal coach to support your nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress, weight management, or tobacco cessation goals
  •  Life Management Assistance Programme access - 24/7 client service access to Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Get a quote from Cigna Global

Moving Companies

Sirelo logo

Moving Internationally?

Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.

Get your free no-obligation quotes now!