During the first quarter of 2018, the United Arab Emirates’ authorities announced that they will require expatriates to secure a Behavior and Good Conduct Certificate. This certificate is an obligatory document for migrant workers who will secure UAE work visa.
The foreign worker can obtain the certificate from their home country where they have resided for the preceding five years. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the UAE diplomatic mission will validate the certificate. However, tourists and dependents of the foreign workers need not apply for the certificate.
This new rule has been implemented to uphold maximum security for UAE residents. Likewise, the authenticated certificate proves that the holder of the certificate underwent security screening measures.
The applicant can obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct that can be used for work, immigration, study, marriage, naturalization, changing of name, license, or rehabilitation.
If you are planning to apply for a job in UAE, you should know the necessary things and steps in getting one.
Procedure in getting the Behavior and Good Conduct Certificate
- Visit the Philippine Consulate General office and ask for NBI Clearance form N0. 5.
- Accomplish the form and proceed to the police station near your place for the fingerprinting. Let the personnel who assist you for the fingerprint impression sign on the form.
- Go back to the Philippine Consulate General along with the NBI form and have it notarized.
- Secure Special Power of Attorney giving authority to your representative to submit the NBI form no.5.
Your representative should proceed to the DFA after getting the NBI Clearance. The clearance must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in Manila must attest to the document before it is mailed back to you.
Requirements for Good Conduct Certificate
- Original and photocopy of the NBI Form No. 5
- Special Power of Attorney
- 1 pc. 2×2 photo (with white background)
- 4 copies of the passport identification page
How to secure the NBI Clearance in Dubai (Philippine Consulate General)
- A queue number is given at the Philippine Consular General.
- Wait for your number to be called and proceed to Counter B and ask for the NBI form No. 5.
- Fill out the necessary details required in the NBI form and avoid erasures.
- Place the passport-sized ID.
- Purchase E-Dirham (50 AED) from the Abu Dhabi Immigration Office (payment for fingerprinting)
- Fingerprinting will be done at the CID-Ministry of Interior.
- Go back to the embassy and get a number to submit the duly accomplished NBI form.
- Pay the notary fee (100 AED) at the cashier.
- Wait for 3 working days before the NBI form is released.
Once you get the certified NBI form no. 5, mail it to your representative in the Philippines or send it directly to the NBI-Identification and Records Division.
How much does it cost to get the Certificate of Good Conduct?
- Special Power of Attorney – Dh100 (3 working days), Dh140(next working day)
- Notarize CID Fingerprint – Dh100 (3 working days), Dh140(next working day)
- Fingerprint at CID – Dh150 (3 working days)
- Courier fee – Dh 280 to Dh400
- Certified NBI clearance – Php140
- DFA authentication – Php100 (1 week), Php200 (2-3 working days)
- Attestation at UAE Embassy in the Philippines – Php1,700 and Php550 for the courier fee
- Mailing back of the NBI Clearance to the applicant in UAE – Dh200 to Dh400