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UAE: Fake degree can get you jailed, fined up to Dh500,000

Using a fake degree to get jobs in the UAE can get you jailed and also fined up to Dh500,000, according to the law.

Jobseekers caught using fake degrees face two years in jail and also a fine of up to Dh500,000. Those who unknowingly use a fake degree will be fined Dh30,000 and sentenced up to three months in jail.

The law will also punish recruiters and employers who accept fake degrees. Violators will be fined between Dh100,000 and Dh1 million and sentenced to up to two years in jail.

Counterfeiters and anyone who helps commit the crime of counterfeiting will also be fined between Dh500,000 and Dh1 million, and face up to two years in jail.

The UAE has very strict laws against forgery and counterfeiting, which also extends to official documents as well as trademarked goods. ICA/Expat Media

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