Indian southern state sets up process for UAE good conduct certificate

good conductProfessionals coming into the UAE to work in any of the flourishing fields including Information Technology and media will need to have a ‘good conduct certificate’ in order to obtain an employment visa.

Kerala is the first Indian state to establish a process to issue the now mandatory ‘good conduct certificate’ for those coming into UAE on a work visa.

To obtain a police clearance certificate equivalent to UAE’s ‘good conduct certificate’, from any of the country’s emirates, job seekers will have to get finger prints attested in black ink by the local police station of his city, then by the Ministry of Home of his state and then by the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

According to the UAE Consulate of Kerala website, attested finger prints cab be submitted to the UAE Embassy either by the candidate himself, or through his blood relatives, or through any authorised agents, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Rs.3,750/- is the fee per certificate in cash, and the document will be returned back on the same day, between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

The attested finger prints need to be then send to UAE and candidates need to ensure that they do this with the appropriate fees and to the right jurisdiction. They need to also include the fingerprint form legalised by the UAE Consulat, a copy of previous residence permit in the UAE, a copy of recent passport, two colored passport-size photographs and any required fees, depending on jurisdiction.

The UAE’s good conduct certificate rule was made compulsory from February 4, 2018.

UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation tweeted last month saying, “The decision to apply a requirement of a Certificate of Good Conduct on those seeking a Work Visa is based on the government’s dedication for modernisation and development.”

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