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03ABUDHABI2382 2003-05-18 11:06:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Abu Dhabi
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LOST UAE DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT ISSUED TO NON-

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UNCLASSIFIED

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                             May 18, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2382 - PRIORITY)        

TAGS:     ASEC, CVIS, KFRD                                       

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  LOST UAE DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT ISSUED TO NON- UAE        
          NATIONAL WITH FRAUDULENT BRAZILIAN PASSPORT            

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 02382

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: CONS 
    INFO:   DCM 
Laser1:
    ACTION: CONS 

DISSEMINATION: CONS
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM:RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: CON:MMARRANO
CLEARED: NONE

VZCZCADI780
PP RUEHC RUCNFB RUEHAK RUEHSO RUEHLO RUEHEG
RUEHTH RUEAHLC RUEHEE
DE RUEHAD #2382 1381106
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181106Z MAY 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9982
INFO RUCNFB/DIRFBI WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 0353
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO PRIORITY 0012
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 0662
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO PRIORITY 0046
RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS PRIORITY 0623
RUEAHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
					  UNCLAS ABU DHABI 002382 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR CA/FPP AND CA/EX
ALSO FOR CA/VO/L/C AND CA/VO/F/P - L. TROST
DS/ITA, DS/OP/NEA, NEA/ARP AND S/CT
ATHENS FOR BCIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KFRD ASEC KHLS CVIS TC
SUBJECT: LOST UAE DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT ISSUED TO NON-
UAE NATIONAL WITH FRAUDULENT BRAZILIAN PASSPORT

REFS: (A) 02 ABU DHABI 511 (B) 02 ABU DHABI 2399
(C) 02 ABU DHABI 6017



1. Summary: The Consular Section received the visa
application of an individual presenting a Brazilian passport
and stating he also held the passports of Libya, Egypt and
Turkey. Individual intended to travel as part of an official
UAE delegation to the United States. After contacting the Fraud
Unit at the US Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the
Brazilian passport was found to be fraudulent. In addition, a
Local Lookout entered by Post in November 2001 from a
Diplomatic Note circulated by the UAE Embassy in Baghdad,
showed that the same individual had lost a UAE diplomatic
passport issued in his name. End Summary.



2. On 10 May 2003, the Consular Section received the visa
application of TATANAKI, Hassan Salah El Din, DPOB, 04 Jan
1957, Libya. The individual presented a Brazilian passport
issued in Sao Paulo in November 2002. The Fraud Unit in Sao
Paulo confirmed with the Federal Police that although they had
a record of a passport issued with the above bio data, the
photo in their files did not match the one in the passport or
visa application. Furthermore, conoffs in Ankara confirmed
with Turkish Passport authorities that there is no record of a
Turkish passport issued to the above individual.



3. A local check of NIV records showed a Local Lookout for
the above individual. The Lookout file indicated that the UAE
Embassy in Baghdad had sent a series of diplomatic notes on
October 2, 2001, reporting that a total of 13 UAE diplomatic
passports had been lost, one of which belonged to a TATARIAKI,
Hassan Salah Aldeen. Checks with consular contacts at UAE
Immigration confirmed that this is the same individual.



4. A check of the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) showed
that the individual's brother TATANAKI, Faez Salah El Din,
DPOB, 12 May 1954, Libya, had presented a fraudulent Brazilian
passport in London in February 1999 and had been refused for
misrepresentation and fraud, INA 212(a)(6)(C). In addition, in
February 2002, the same brother had a visa in a Turkish
passport revoked under INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i) by conoffs in Cairo.



5. Comment: The case of Hassan Tatanaki illustrates the
continuing problems associated with the issuance UAE passports
to non-UAE nationals. As reported in previous cables (see
refs), the basis for issuance of a UAE passport to an
individual may only be the individual's connection to
influential ruling family members. In this particular case,
the individual also held passports from four other countries,
at least one of which was fraudulent. The individual has been
entered into CLASS under section 212(a)(6)(C) of the INA. End
Comment.

ALBRIGHT