Old Dated Cheques


Many businessmen in Dubai might have many old dated cheques which are expired and kept for long time without taking any actions.Of course you already know that the cheque will be expire after 6 months from the date of issuance and the banks will not accept the aforesaid cheque to be deposited in your accounts any more.

In this situation you have the following options:

  • Request the cheque’s signatory to change the date of your cheque
  • Settle the matter amicably ;


  • Proceed with a civil case to recover your cheque amount. If the cheque is not bounced, you cannot file a criminal case with subject or returned cheque unless you do have an additional document against the person to prove that they’re guilty as a criminal.