When changing jobs in the UAE, you do not need to receive a certificate of no criminal record

The “Certificate of Good Conduct” is no longer a mandatory document when changing jobs for expats in the United Arab Emirates.

Foreigners who live in the UAE and intend to change their jobs in the country should not provide the so-called “Good Conduct Certificate” - a certificate of no criminal record. This is an optional document if the applicant is in the UAE, a source at the General Directorate for Residents and Foreigners (GDRFA) confirmed.

Khaleej Times received a copy of the document, which was distributed to all Amer and Tasheel centers. It states that a certificate of good conduct will not be required to obtain a visa if the applicant is already in the UAE.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization ceased to require certificates from domestic workers from the Philippines and from Indonesia. This rule will last until June of this year.

Those who are looking for work in the UAE from outside the country still need to provide a certificate of good conduct for applying for visas.

UAE diplomatic missions or foreign centers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation must confirm these certificates.

Watch the video: Procedures for issuing a Criminal Status Certificate via UAE-MOI APP (April 2020).