Dubai: The Philippine Consulate-General in Dubai has set up an appointment system for Filipinos who need to secure a good conduct certificate required for their UAE work permits.

The UAE’s new rule for all visit visa holders to obtain a certificate of good conduct from their home country first in order to be issued a work permit when applying for a job in the UAE took effect on February 4.

The good conduct certificate’s counterpart in the Philippines is the “No Criminal Record” issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), popularly known as NBI Clearance.

In a video advisory on Thursday, Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes said the consulate has set up an appointment system for those visit visa holders who need to secure the certificate from Dubai.

“Due to the thousands of Filipinos in Dubai who currently need the certificate, we have set up an appointment system at the consulate where we can also do the fingerprinting for them,” Cortes said.

Applicants may visit and book an appointment at the NBI Clearance Fingerprinting Portal. This means applicants no longer need to visit a police station to give their rolled impressions as it can now be done at the consulate.

The other option is to do it by securing an NBI Form 5 and going to the nearest police station to get the rolled impressions. Once done, the applicant may return to the consulate to complete the process.

To book an appointment for an NBI Clearance:

The process

Book an appointment

Visit the Notarials Section of the consulate on the date and time of appointment

Complete the NBI Form 5 and the Special Power of Attorney authorising your representative in the Philippines to submit your requirements to the NBI, the DFA, and the UAE Embassy in Manila

The consulate processor will take the fingerprints of the applicant

Pay the corresponding fees: Notarisation of SPA — Dh100; notarisation of NBI Clearance — Dh100

Come back on the date and time of release indicated in the receipt

Documents needed

Accomplished Special Power of Attorney (SPA), which may be downloaded from the consulate’s website

Original and photocopy of accomplished NBI application form

One 2x2 ID photo with white background to be attached in NBI Form 5

Four copies of applicant’s passport identification page