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‘Good Conduct’ certificates mandatory to work in the UAE


Expatriates wishing to get visas to work in the United Arab Emirates will be required to obtain “certificates of good conduct".

The coordination committee in charge of implementing UAE Cabinet’s edict 1/8 of 2017 announced the mandatory measure, which will take effect on February 4.

Applicants shall submit the required document from their countries of origin or from the states where they spent the last five years.

The certificates have to be authenticated by the UAE diplomatic missions abroad, according to Emarat Alyoum.

“The measure is part of the UAE Government’s efforts to create a more secure and stable society and protect the community”, said the committee which includes Government officials.

The certificates of conduct will not be required from the expatriate applicant’s families or other dependents. Visitors and tourists will also be exempted.

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