Clear financial crimes by giving conduct certificate in UAE
The new strategy will definitively prevent criminals from entering the country. Alamy Image
Dubai - A person who wishes to work in the UAE must have a clean record and should not be involved in any criminal cases.
By Amira Agarib
Published: Sun 14 Jan 2018, 11:00 PM
Last updated: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 8:48 AM
The mandatory good conduct certificate to work in the UAE, which will come into effect on February 4, will help in preventing and reducing crime across the country, according to Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs of the Dubai Police. The new procedure will also help those involved in financial cases to clear their names and come back or continue to work in the country.
As per a decision of the Council of Ministers No. (1/8) of 2017, which has been adopted recently by the Dubai Police Coordination Committee, the applicant should provide the certificate from the home country or from the country of residence where the person has been residing during the last five years. This should be certified by the UAE missions abroad or attestation centres of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of International Cooperation.
Al Mansouri added that a person who wishes to work here in the UAE should have a clean record and has no involvement in any criminal cases or precedents, as part of UAE prevention measures. To highlight the importance of the new procedure, he underlined the case of an African maid who was arrested for torturing a child. When the police checked her criminal track record it was found that she had worked in a Gulf country and was imprisoned for committing the same crime for which she was deported to her homeland. Therefore, he said, that the new strategy will definitively prevent criminals from entering the country, stressing that the state has the right to protect the society and its members, and should not give work permits to criminals in order to prevent the recurrence of crimes.
He also pointed out the incident involving the rape and murder of a nine-year-old Jordanian boy, who was murdered by a person who had undergone a sentence in his home country for his involvement in dangerous criminal acts.
With regard to dud cheque cases, Lt. Col. Rashid bin Zabawi Al Falasi, director of the criminal investigation department (CID) of the Dubai Police, said that the person involved in the case can give a good conduct certificate after the settlement of the case. He added that the police will also allow the person to resolve the financial problems thereby giving him a chance to continue in the country. He added that a large number of citizens and residents were involved in financial cases such as credit card and loan defaults. They too can apply for a conduct certificate after providing proof that they came across a new job opportunity and would like to pay the dues. Al Falasi added that as the per UAE law, people who commit certain crimes will not be given good conduct certificates including involvement in murder, rape, drugs and other crimes, which are classified as serious.