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Good conduct certificate mandatory for work visas

New rule requires expatriates applying for jobs in the UAE to obtain good conduct certificate from home countries

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Abu Dhabi: The rule making obtaining of a certificate of good conduct mandatory for expatriates to get a work permit in the UAE comes into effect on Sunday.

The UAE government announced last month that all expatriates applying for a job in the UAE must first obtain a certificate of good conduct in order to be issued a work permit.

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Last month, the UAE Coordination Committee approved a Cabinet Resolution issued in 2017 stipulating that expatriates who apply for work visa in the UAE must first obtain a certificate of good conduct — issued either by his home country or the country where he lived for the last five years.

The certificate must then be attested by UAE diplomatic missions, or oversees Customer Happiness Centres at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The committee, which consists of members representing relevant UAE government bodies, said the move comes as part of efforts to create a safer society.

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