The General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, GDRFA-Dubai, is using the highest technological standards at Dubai Airport that can detect even highly fake passports, with passports’ control officers at the airport who are well trained on how to identify forged passports efficiently.
Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of the GDRFA-Dubai, said that in the past six months the a total of 503 fake passport seized at the airport by the Expertise Centre Identity and Fraud Documents (ECIFD) system at Dubai International Airport out of them 332 forged passport and distorted passport and 169 identity theft.
Major General Al Marri said during an inspection visit yesterday to the ECIFD that the employees at the ECIFD are well trained with high experience.
According to Aqueel Al Najaar, Director of ECIFD of the General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, said that visitors trying to enter the country using fake identity documents are being easily exposed at the airport, due to the high-tech passport-reading and biometrics technology system designed to identify fraud. The ECIFD was established in 2010.
Al Najaar said the centre helps verify the identities of millions of travellers passing through Dubai airport each year.
He explained that the training centre of ECIFD develops and maintains a high level of expertise in relation to document checks on national and international investigation, and training on body language is also very important for passport control officers.
He added that all the training programmes at the center are delivered by Emirati trainers and the training courses are divided into three levels, the first level is aimed at passport control counter employees, the second level is for supervisors of passports control counters, while the third level is designed for laboratory employees to analyse suspected passports.
He said a total of 316 trainee completed training courses since the beginning of the year at the ECIFD.