UAE Embassy



People go to the UAE to work from all over the world and the trend is no different for Canadians. Working in Dubai, for instance, has many benefits. Whether you a professional designate such as a doctor, nurse, engineer, lawyer, or looking to work in the corporate world, the perks of working in Dubai versus here at home can be

many. For one thing, jobs of similar nature often have much better remuneration in comparison to the same jobs at home. Pay may be up to 20 percent more in comparison and it is not uncommon for companies or the government to provide benefits that are unheard of here. For instance, many jobs provide sign-in bonuses, include a residence and car, and may also include personal help such as in-home nannies and cooks. Not to mention, the lifestyle and glamour of Dubai with the city’s crowd-pleasing entertainment services for expats in and of itself is a great motivator to make a living there. So, if you have or are interested in pursuing a career in Dubai, congratulations!

However, there are a few things to keep in mind before and when you embark on this new journey. For one thing, it is worth noting that as with working in any foreign country, you will need to know what sort of documentation will be necessary in order to get started. Also, in case you think you will fall in love and want to continue living there, you should note that it is very difficult for expats to own property or become citizens of Dubai. As long as these are terms you are aware and accepting of, your journey to living and working in Dubai should be nothing but a unique lifetime experience!

Once you have landed the job of your dreams and are ready to accept, you will need to gather some documents in order to obtain a residency visa as well as fulfill the requirements of your employment process. The documents asked of you may vary depending on the nature of the job as well as your employer, but here is a list of things you may be asked to provide:

  • Your diplomas/degrees
  • A copy of your practitioner’s license
  • A copy of your Canadian passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months
  • A background check
  • Resume, cover letter, and contacts for reference
  • Teaching or work experience confirmation letter
  • Your marriage and children’s birth certificate if you travel with a family.

It is mandatory to obtain a residency visa in order to work in the UAE and detailed instructions for how to obtain the visa can be found on the UAE government website. Regardless of whether it is for the visa process or for your employer, you will need to have all required documents authenticated and legalized, also known as attested or apostilled, by Global Affairs Canada and the UAE embassy in Ottawa.

To authenticate, Global Affairs Canada will validate the signature on your documents as being valid and authentic. Once they are satisfied, they will place a large red stamp to identify this documents as having been authenticated. Then, your documents will need to be attested by the UAE embassy or consulate in Ottawa. The UAE embassy will validate that the Global Affairs Canada stamp is authentic and that your documents meet all requirements. Once they are satisfied, they will affix their stamp to your documents.

There are many benefits of going through a professional service provide such as Legalization Service Centre for your document authentication and legalization needs. For example, a professional can save you time, hassle, and significant due-diligence. The authentication process through Global Affairs Canada can become unnecessarily long if the documents are not prepared as per guidelines. Because we do this on a regular basis and have an existing network at GAC, we can speed up the process to have your documents authenticated in less than a week. Also, embassies often have changing requirements which makes the process of legalization complicated at times. Since we are conveniently located minutes from most embassies in Ottawa, we can keep up-to-date information on embassy requirements and make in-person submissions of your documents.

Give us a call at Legalization Service Center at 1-800-857-1215 for a phone consultation to answer any remaining questions or to discuss your specific needs. The process of authentication and legalization does not have to be tedious, time-consuming or expensive, and we do our best to ensure this is true for  each of our clients.

UAE Good Conduct Certificate

UAE Good Conduct Certificate

If you have lived in UAE for more than 6 months you may be required to get a UAE Good Conduct Certificate to present it to the Canadian government or private agencies for various purposes. In most cases the UAE Good Conduct Certificate is needed to be presented for passing a security clearance during the application for a new job in Canada, a permanent residency or a Canadian Citizenship.

The UAE Good Conduct Certificate, also known as a Criminal Record Check Certificate, is a document that confirms if you had the criminal records in UAE or not.

The UAE Good Conduct Certificate is issued by the UAE Ministry of Interior and city Police Departments.

There are two ways for obtaining the UAE Good Conduct Certificate:

  1. Applying online at UAE Ministry of Interior Website. Please note that you are eligible for this option only if you have a valid Emirates ID number. If you do not have it, please proceed with option #2 below.
  2. Submitting the fingerprints and other supporting documents to Ministry of Interior or city Police Departments in UAE.

To obtain the Good Conduct Certificate the applicant or his/her representative need to submit in UAE Ministry of Interior or City Police Departments an attested and legalized fingerprints form C-216C and other supporting documents (please contact our office for a complete list of required paperwork).

So there are four steps for obtaining the UAE Good Conduct Certificate:

  1. Getting your 10 fingerprints taken by your local police department on the form C-216C.
  2. Getting the form with your fingerprints notarized by a Canadian Notary Public.
  3. Getting your notarized fingerprints legalized. If the fingerprints form is not legalized in Canada, the UAE Police Department will not accept it.
  4. Sending the legalized fingerprints form along with other supporting documents to your contact in UAE who will obtain the UAE Good Conduct Certificate from Police Department on your behalf. Also you need to send to your contact a legalized power of attorney to authorize him/her to act on your behalf on this matter.

How to attest the fingerprints form?

Once you have notarized the C-216C fingerprints form, send it along with a notarized power of attorney to our office in Ottawa and we will attest them for you. Once the documents have been attested, we can ship them directly to your contact in UAE by DHL. In this case you will need to send all required paperwork in your initial mail to us.

If you need to obtain a UAE Good Conduct Certificate, contact us to get started.