CRI Group urges all UAE organisations to implement thorough background screening UAE Good Conduct & Behaviour

The new rule is requiring those applying for UAE employment visas to obtain the “Good Conduct Certificate” aiming to create a more secure and peaceful community. The rule took effect by order of the UAE government on February 4.

In the short term, business leaders should be wary of a potential uptick in employment fraud, according to experts from Corporate Research and Investigations LLC “CRI Group,” a leading global provider of background screening and due diligence services.

According to CRI Group, the high volume of foreign applicants applying for jobs in the UAE could mean a rush to secure the certificates, with the possibility of a few individuals using fraudulent credentials to meet applicable standards. There’s also a risk of applicants presenting fraudulent good conduct certificates to obtain employment visas quickly.

“This is an important new rule that will help the UAE ensure an even more secure workforce,” said Zafar Anjum, CRI Group’s CEO. “However, this is also a critical time for all organisations to conduct thorough pre-employment background checks. CRI Group provides this service at an expert level, and we can also verify the validity of Good Conduct Certificates. With our operational capabilities in 80 countries, we have the knowledge and resources to determine if the certificates are genuine, and not fake or forged.”

CRI Group has launched a specialised dedicated service called DocuCheck International LLC as additional verification support to organisations in public and private sectors to authenticate Good Conduct Certificates, verify the validity of attested documents such as diplomas, transcripts, and certificates, education, character references certificates/letters.

Anjum encourages organisations to move quickly since the rule is already in effect: “Time is of the essence.” Please contact us at for more information.



Who is CRI Group?

Based in London, CRI Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk Management, Employee Background Screening, Business IntelligenceDue Diligence, Compliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle.

In 2016, CRI Group launched Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, providing training and certification. ABAC® operates through its global network of certified ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors and other certified professionals. As a result, CRI Group’s global team of certified fraud examiners work as a discreet white-labelled supplier to some of the world’s largest organisations. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.

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