Mandatory good conduct certificate rule for UAE work visa comes into effect on February 4
Abu Dhabi - The certificate will only be applicable for the worker concerned and not his/her dependents.
The "Coordination Committee to execute Cabinet Resolution No. (1/8#) for 2017" will require those coming to the UAE for the purpose of work to obtain the "Good Conduct and Behaviour Certificate," as a main condition to receive a work visa, starting from February 4, 2018.
The committee stated that the certificate, which must be presented, should be issued from the applicant's home country, or the country of their residency for the last five years. It must also be certified by the UAE's missions abroad or through the attestation centre of the customer happiness centres of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The committee, which includes representatives of relevant government authorities, explained that this procedure is part of the UAE Government's efforts to create a more secure community and continue maintaining its leading role in this area, based on its belief in the importance of protecting the community, which will provide it with security and make the country one of the most peaceful in the world.
The committee also noted that Cabinet Resolution No. (1/8#) for 2017 dictates that the certificate is a key requirement for those coming to the country for the purpose of work while clarifying that the resolution only applies to them and not to their dependent families.
The certificate is not required from those coming to visit for tourism, it added while stressing that this condition is part of the process of updating and developing government policies, to achieve the highest level of security for those residing in the country, in a secure, peaceful and happy community.