UAE Requires Police Clearance for Residence Visa Processing

Starting February 4, 2018, UAE will require police clearance certificates (PCC) for all incoming immigrant workers applying for Residence Visas. PCCs must be legalized, attested, and translated. Primary applicants for Residence Visas will require a PCC for any country in which they have resided for more than 5 years. Processing times for obtaining, attesting, and translating PCCs will vary based on country of issuance. This requirement will not apply to dependent family members.