Iftekharul is the Practice Leader of Fragomen’s Abu Dhabi office. He has been with the firm for more than 9 years and is responsible for managing the UAE inbound immigration team. He has extensive experience in UAE immigration policies and procedures, and leverages this knowledge to provide trusted immigration support to a diverse range of clients across numerous industries, from engineering to manufacturing. Iftekharul also maintains strong relationships with government authorities in the UAE and is relied upon to resolve particularly complex cases or roadblocks in immigration processes.

Iftekharul speaks English, Arabic, Urdu and Hindi.


University of Nagaland | M.B.A, 2002
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Master of Philosophy, 2002
Aligarh Muslim University | M.A., 2000

On several occasions, executive and senior members of client firms were denied access to the UAE due to their residence permits expiring while traveling outside of the UAE. To resolve this, Iftekharul negotiated with authorities to allow these individuals to enter the country and restore their residency status before their next departure.

Resolved a situation where a client VIP was detained at the Dubai airport by Interpol within 24 hours of detention. This resulted in the client being released from the police custody and admitted into the UAE.

Publications and Lectures

Panelist, “The Changing Landscape of Global Immigration.” Panel presentation, Fragomen India Symposium 2016, Bengaluru, India, September 2016.