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Dec 2, 2003
UAE Uses Retinal Scan on Foreigners
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Foreign nationals who were banned by the United Arab Emirates cannot enter the country even if they use false passports or assumed names.

UAE immigration authorities are now taking retinal scans of foreigners who were deported for overstaying and those who have pending cases or complaints against them.

The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi reported that two Filipinos have been detained by UAE authorities after retinal scans matched immigration records showing that they were still under a one-year ban.

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