Obtaining a Certificate of Good Conduct

In order to get a Certificate of Good Conduct from the UAE, a fingerprint form must be legalized with the relevant US authorities, submitted to the UAE Embassy for  legalization and then sent to the appropriate Ministry of Interior agency in the UAE.

Getting the Fingerprints Legalized in the US

  1. Have your fingerprint card authenticated by the US State Department Authentication Division.
  2. A money order or cashier's check of USD$40.84 for each document payable to The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.
  3. A prepaid return envelope, with your name and address appearing on both the sender and the recipient fields.

The address of the UAE Embassy is:

3522 International Court, NW
Suite 400
Washington DC, 20008


Sending the Documents to the UAE

Once you have received the documents back from the UAE Embassy, you have to send them to the appropriate agency in the UAE. Please include the following items:

  1. The fingerprint form legalized by the UAE Embassy
  2. A copy of your previous residence permit in the UAE
  3. A copy of your recent passport
  4. Two (2)  colored passport-size photographs
  5. Any required fees (depends on jurisdiction)

Send your packet to one of the two Ministry of Interior agencies below. Before sending the documents, please call to receive information on required fees, and to make sure you're sending them to the appropriate jurisdiction.

General Department of Criminal Investigation
Permits and Certificates Section
Dubai Police General H.Q
P.O.B: 1493
Dubai, U.A.E
Tel: 971-4-2013484 / 2013564
Fax: 971-4-2171512 / 2660151
Email: certificate@dubaipolice.gov.ae

Police Department - Abu Dhabi
P.O.B: 253
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Tel: 971-2-4196666


We suggest sending the documents to a friend in the UAE, so that your friend can obtain the certificate from the Police Department on your behalf. This will greatly reduce the processing time compared to sending the documents directly to the Police Department