A complaint letter in
Arabic in letterhead bearing the stamp of the company/firm. Letter
shall include name of Issuing party, Address, Contact number, Cheque
number, Date, Amount, Name of Bank and purpose of issue.
License copy of both companies (Passport copy if the party is a person).
Cheque original and copy along with bank report
Authorization letter/Power of Attorney for the complaint reporting
Submit above mentioned documents to the nearest police station, along with
Dh20 as fees.
• The report will be investigated internally and you will be given a
• The Department of
Investigation will contact the issuing party to recover the money
amicably, if failed, will take legal actions against him and put the
case in nation-wide criminal record.
Report bad cheques through Dubai Police App
People can now report bounced cheques through the Dubai Police App or
mobile website without visiting police stations. The feature is
available on the app under “mobile services”.
STEPS: Take photos of cheques, fill a quick form with some
details, and the police will then issue the sender a letter, which the
user can then take to the bank. The bank will then deal with the
police for the rest of the procedures.
There are two conditions to reporting a bad cheque: It should be
issued within Dubai and the validity period of the cheque to be cashed
has not expired.
Frequently Asked Questions Cheque is proof of money lent
lent Dh200,000 to one of my friends in November 2008 and got an
undated cheque against it from him. After promising me that he would
repay the amount for the past two years, he has now refused to do so.
Can I initiate a criminal case against him? A: To
initiate a criminal case against the debtor, you have to produce a
bounced cheque to the police. Hence, you have to deposit this cheque
to your account and if it returns bounced, then you are entitled to
report this to the police. Alternatively, you can proceed with a civil
suit directly based on the cheque as it is a proof of debt.
Stale cheque Q: What
is the liability of the drawer of a stale cheque in Dubai? Is the
drawer obliged to write another cheque in exchange for a stale cheque?
Generally speaking, a cheque is given for payment of any underlying
transaction. Hence, it is the duty of the drawer to pay the amount
either by giving another cheque or by paying in cash.
Furthermore, a stale cheque cannot be deposited in the bank. However,
the same stale cheque is still valid for establishing a civil right of
claiming the amount of the cheque from the same person.
Thus, you got a right to file a civil case within 15 years against the
drawer for the amount of the cheque as per Article 473 UAE Civil Code.