How to Obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct for a UAE Visa Application

Earlier this year it became mandatory for those seeking a UAE employment visa to provide a certificate of good conduct. A certificate of good conduct simply refers to a criminal record check issued in an applicant’s home country or the country they have resided in for the past 5 years. Here is what you need to know about obtaining and legalising the document. 

There are various organisations in the UK that can issue a criminal record check. The most common certificates we legalise for use in the UAE include:

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Why are Some Documents Rejected for FCO Legalisation?

Customers contacting our office are often frustrated that their document has been rejected by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). When documents are rejected they are returned by the FCO apostille service with a standard letter that lists the reasons your document may not be suitable.

In this article we look at some of the common reasons documents are returned by the FCO legalisation team.

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Apostille Service - Christmas Opening Times

The run-up to Christmas is often a busy period for the Apostille Service. Many customers contact us trying to legalise documents before the holiday closures begin. We recommend all customers submit documents to us as soon as they can. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, solicitors, embassies and other government offices will all close for statutory holidays and many do not reopen until the New Year. 

Below you will find more information on our services and estimated processing times.

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