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Penalty For Forgery of Online Documents

Forging online documents can result in a fine of up to Dh750,000 and imprisonment.

Online Document Forgery
Online Document Forgery

Residents in the UAE have been warned not to forge electronic documents, according to the UAE Public Prosecution. The authorities outlined the penalties for falsifying online papers in a post on their social media accounts.


Forging online documents can result in a fine of up to Dh750,000 and imprisonment. In the event of falsifying documents for any entity other than the federal or local government, the accused may be imprisoned and/or fined up to Dh300,000.


Pursuant to Article 14 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Rumours and Cybercrimes, shall be sentenced to temporary imprisonment and to a fine of not less than Dhs. 150,000 and not more than Dhs. 750,000.


whoever forges an electronic document of the federal or local government or of the federal or local public authorities or organizations.

The penalty shall be detention and fine of not less than Dhs. 100,000 (Dirhams One Hundred Thousand) and not more than Dhs. 300,000 (Dirhams Three Hundred Thousand), or either of these two penalties,

  1. If the forgery concerns documents of an entity other than that stipulated in paragraph (1) of this Article.

  2. The penalty prescribed for the forgery offence, as the case may be, shall apply to whoever uses the forged electronic document while knowing that it is forged.

In conclusion, the UAE Public Prosecution takes the issue of electronic document forgery seriously and urges everyone to comply with the law to maintain the safety and security of society.



Article 14 of the Federal Decree-Law No.34 of 2021 on Rumours and Cybercrime-Ar+Eng
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Federal Decree-Law No. (34)_CombatingRumorsCybercrime_20201_AR
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