Why you need a Good Conduct Certificate from Dubai Police

Keren Bobker advises a resident who has been requested to provide a Good Conduct Certificate.

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. A resident has been told to collect a Good Conduct Certificate. Pawan Singh / The National
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I am about to change job and my new employer has asked me to get a certificate from Dubai Police regarding my behaviour. I have been in the UAE for nearly four years and have had no contact with the police but I am concerned about going to a police station, particularly when I have done nothing wrong. How do I do this? CS, Dubai

The item required is known as a Good Conduct Certificate and is routinely asked for by employers. It should not be a cause for concern and provided the individual has not been in trouble with the police it will be issued within a few days. Applications can now be made online by using the Dubai Police app which is accessible via all smartphones and available in English and Arabic. The individual simply enters their name and identity card number to start the process and follows the instructions. The fee for UAE resident expats is Dh210.

Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser with Holborn Assets in Dubai, with over 20 years of experience. Contact her at keren@holbornassets.com Follow her on Twitter at @FinancialUAE

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