In July, I will be travelling with my daughter (aged 10) to Peru to assist with duties at the Cusco Conservation Zoo. All adult volunteers taking part in the GVN volunteer program are required to have a police check. We are British citizens living in Dubai so I was expecting this to be a difficult process. Thankfully, this was not the case.
After waiting for my new passport to arrive from the UK, applying for a new visa and then finding time to drive to the other side of Dubai, I finally have my Certificate of good conduct aka Police Check.
Here are the 5 steps to getting your Police Check in Dubai, UAE:
1. Check your passport (and visa) is up-to-date.
2. Arrange for x 2 passport photographs and photocopy your passport.
3. Take your ID, passport, photographs and passport copy to the CID building between 7.30 and 2.30 (map below).
4. Take a number and sit in the respective area (there is a female seating area to your left) and watch the digital board for your counter number. The cost is AED 110 for expats. You will be asked for the items above and to come back in 3-4 working days.
5. Return to the same building, look for the desk with a sign showing ‘pick up certificates’ – number 17 when I was there – where you will be given an A4 envelope with your certificate inside. Done.
The process is very straightforward, especially if you already have an up-to-date passport!
This of course is assuming you have a clean record (parking fines are not taken into account).