Saturday, February 3, 2018

New security checks for UAE expats come into effect from 4th Feb 2018

Strict new security checks that will require every working resident to produce a document proving they have not committed a criminal offence will come into force on Sunday.

All residents seeking a new work visa from Sunday will need to secure a Good Conduct and Behavior Certificate.

The move was outlined in a Cabinet resolution reported by state news agency Wam last month.

According to the committee managing the process, the checks are part of the Government’s efforts to help to safeguard the country's national security.

In most cases, the document can be obtained from a police force or government authority in the expat's home country, or from the country they have lived within the past five years.

That document would then be attested by the UAE embassy in that country or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.

Marriage certificates and education qualifications are currently certified in the same way.