The UAE government recently made good character certificates mandatory for getting a work visa in the country.
As per a decision of the Council of Ministers No. (1/8) of 2017, which has been adopted recently by the Dubai Police Coordination Committee, the applicant should provide the certificate from the home country or from the country of residence where the person has been residing during the last five years. This should be certified by the UAE missions abroad or attestation centres of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of International Cooperation.
On Sunday, the Embassy of Pakistan in UAE issued steps on how Pakistanis can get the good character certificate.
Step 1: Obtain police clearance certificate from local/designated police station/office
Step 2: Attest police clearance certificate from ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan or from its camp offices in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar or Quetta.
Step 3: If the individual is in Pakistan and wants to proceed to the UAE on employment or work visa:
Attest the certificate from embassy/consulate of UAE in Pakistan through its designated service providers, i.e.,
a.) Gerry’s http://visadropbox.com/uae
b.) Sasha International http://sasha.pk
Step 3: If the individual is in UAE on tourist/visit visa and wants to obtain an employment visa
a.) Attest the police clearance certificate from Pakistan embassy in Abu Dhabi, or Pakistan consulate general in Dubai
b.) Get the certificate attested from the UAE ministry of foreign affairs