What is Certificate of Good Conduct and how it affects the New Employee Visa Applications?



March 21, 2018

What is Certificate of Good Conduct and how it affects the New Employee Visa Applications?

The UAE authorities have announced that a certificate of good conduct and behaviour will be a mandatory requirement for obtaining a new UAE work visa from 4 February 2018 Expatriates will need to procure a certificate of good conduct and behaviour from their respective home country or a country where they have legally resided in the last five years. The certificate will then need to be authenticated by the UAE diplomatic mission or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs overseas.

Why was this implemented?

The implementation of this new rule comes in light of the UAE authorities endeavoring to achieve high levels of security for UAE residents and ensuring that security screening measures are met with authenticated evidence in the form of a legalised good certificate of conduct.

Are all visa applications affected with this new rule?

This new rule applies to employment visa applications in all UAE jurisdictions but excludes dependants accompanying primary applicants as well as tourists.

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