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Breaking: Good conduct certificate requirements for visas are suspended

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Good conduct certificates became mandatory requirements for new job applications in the UAE on the 4th February this year

It was discovered today through tweets from the official Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation account, that these new rules have been put on hold until further notice in Dubai. Applicants for visas in other emirates are advised to check with the authorities.

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In case the requirement resumes, we featured an introduction to how the procedure would work, earlier this year…

Since the 4th February and up until today

Those applying for a new UAE work visa needed to get a ‘good conduct and behaviour certificate’ from their home country, or the country of their residency for the last five years.

The UAE’s Federal National Council outlined the move: Committee members say it is “part of the UAE Government’s efforts to create a more secure community” and will “make the country one of the most peaceful in the world”.

Who issued the certificate?

According to government news agency WAM, authorities or police forces in the applicant’s home country.

Who won’t need a Good Conduct Certificate?

Tourists and anyone coming to Dubai on a visit visa don’t have to obtain the certificate, which must also be certified by the UAE’s missions abroad or attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

If you’re sponsoring your spouse or family, dependants won’t need a certificate of good conduct either,


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