- A friend's long term girlfriend (4+ years) studied in this country and has since worked a couple of jobs.
She is a German/UAE dual national.I was apparently mistaken about her being a UAE/German dual national and she should now be solely a German national.
- I'm not quite sure what her current exact visa situation in the UK is unfortunately but I'm confident she was here legally the entire time, to start with on a student visa.
- Communication with her cannot be assumed to be private but she is usually contactable.
I'm led to believe she never had a brilliant relationship with her parents but recently returned to them in Abu-Dhabi to try and mend things for a week. Her parents told her they would buy her plane tickets, including a return to the UK after a week. The return ticket was never bought to the best of our knowledge.
On her arrival in Abu-Dhabi her parents got hold of her passport (on probable false pretences) to set up medical insurance, and have since hidden it from her.
She would like to return to the UK but due to the above is unable to. What steps can she/we take to get her back safely? With less progressive laws around women we obviously want to be careful to avoid her being put in potential harm's way.
My friend tried contacting the German Embassy in Abu-Dhabi and the Consulate in Dubai but they weren't much help, though maybe he didn't know the correct things to ask.
Are there any organisations etc that could help?
Any advice or pointers are very much appreciated.