The UAE has postponed the good conduct certificate

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the postponement of the new requirement

The UAE announced yesterday that they are postponing the mandatory requirement for a good conduct certificate for new employment visas from April 1 until further notice.

“The Cabinet has issued a decision temporarily suspending the security background checks of foreign workers applying for new work visas,” a source from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.

The source said the Cabinet did not set a time frame as to when the security vetting will be resumed.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) issued a circular Sunday to all Tasheel centres that process UAE visas to formally confirm the change.

“We would like to inform you of the decision of the Cabinet No. 20 (4) of 2018 of Session No. 4, which temporarily suspends the Cabinet decision (Ministerial Resolution) No. 1/8 of 2017 of Session No. 8 regarding the addition of the requirement to obtain a certificate of good conduct for expatriate workers who wish to obtain a work visa in the country, starting from 1 April 2018,” read the English translation of the Arabic circular.