How to Get a Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance from the United Arab Emirates

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you have been told you need a Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), here are some things you should know and the steps you must take.

What is a Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance?

If you lived in the United Arab Emirates for any period during the last ten years, you may need a Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance. In effect, you are requesting confirmation that you were not arrested or incarcerated while living in the United Arab Emirates.

How to apply for your Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance?

According to the information provided by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, you must submit the following documents to the United Arab Emirates in order to get your Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance.

  • Fingerprint form, authenticated and legalized (see below)
  • Two colour passport size photos
  • A copy of your passport
  • Application for Good Conduct Certificate

These documents must be prepared and then submitted to the Police Department at the Ministry of Interior in the appropriate Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Please confirm that the requirements listed are current and have not changed since this article was written. Details are available at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates website.

What are the requirements for the authentication and legalization of your Fingerprint form?

You can get a fingerprint form from a local Canadian police detachment, but this form must first be notarized before going through the authentication and legalization process. Alternately, if you get a Certified Criminal Record Check issued by the RCMP headquarters in Ottawa you do not need to have it notarized.

The next step is to have your form “authenticated” by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT) in Ottawa. Once your form has been authenticated by DFAIT, it is then submitted to the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to be “legalized”. For more on the Canadian authentication and legalization process, click here.

At International Documents Canada we specialize in helping our clients with the authentication and legalization of Canadian documents. We would welcome a chance to answer any questions you have and discuss your particular needs. Contact us to make sure it is done right! Call us toll free 1-888-433-1011 or visit us at idocscanada.ca