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Old 3rd February 2013, 07:54 PM
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Hi everybody

I have got a job offer from Abu Dhabi, and I have been told that I need to get security clearance, since it is a defence organization.

One of the documents I need, I have known is to get my university degree attested. Can anyone tell me about the other documents that they need for security clearance?

My engineering degree is from Coimbatore, India, and I would like to know if I need to send the originals to be attested by the UAE Embassy in New Delhi, or is it done in Abu Dhabi?

I am currently working in the United Kingdom, so I would like to know where I should be doing this. Very confused!

Any help is appreciated!!

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There're lots of info and topics related to security clearance and visa obtaining process.
Eventually, you can ask those maid an offer to you, it's easy to talk with HR dept. or use the search option here on that forum.

These questions were highlighted, so many times already...the better way is to raise it with your potential company.

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I understand that it has been raised many times, however, I have searched everywhere on the forum for a situation close to mine.

Since I am currently in the UK, I am unsure if I should get my certificates attested by the Embassy here in UK, or the one in New Delhi.

I would appreciate help from anyone. Thanks.

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There're lots of info and topics related to security clearance and visa obtaining process.
Eventually, you can ask those maid an offer to you, it's easy to talk with HR dept. or use the search option here on that forum.

These questions were highlighted, so many times already...the better way is to raise it with your potential company.

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I understand that it has been raised many times, however, I have searched everywhere on the forum for a situation close to mine.

Since I am currently in the UK, I am unsure if I should get my certificates attested by the Embassy here in UK, or the one in New Delhi.

I would appreciate help from anyone. Thanks.
You need to get the degree attested from the country where it was issued. So if the degree is from India, the attestation needs to be done by Ministry of External Affairs in India, then the UAE Embassy in India, and then Ministry of Foreign AFfairs in UAE (this last part may be skipped at times for security clearance - but confirm with your company).
For MEA in India to attest, they would need attestation at the district level etc. I tried to get the birth certificate attested for my son, and quickly realised that you need agents to get it done - it is almost impossible to get attestations done yourself without bribing someone (going by my experience in my home state and in Delhi).
I have used agencies in Dubai who get the attestation done. Maybe you could try and find out if any agency in the UK will get it done for you. If you have relatives in India, maybe you could send the certificates to them and they can pay an agent to get it done.
Its painful, but the good thing is that you need to get it done only once.

As for the security clearance, this was the list of documents ask from me apart from an application form (and you should be talking to your HR dept. for guiding you through the process) :
  • Passport copy.
  • Visa page copy [I was already in UAE with another company]
  • Colored Photo (scanned with white background)
  • Certificate of good conduct from the local police
  • CV copy
  • Attested Qualification certificates and transcripts
  • Reference Letter from your employer or any previous employer who is mentioned on your CV confirming your experience.

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Thanks a lot for that! Very informative and very helpful.

I shall get in touch with the HR dept regarding the attestation level.

Also, another help, if that's okay, the company has quoted AED 25000 as salary, with all allowances included. I have not negotiated anything, but want to know if this is acceptable before I negotiate further. I have 8 years of experience, and am a mechanical engineering graduate.

I am married, would this be enough to live on in Abu Dhabi?

Would anyone be able to give a run down of living costs?

1. Rent per month
2. Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Internet etc)
3. Car (Fuel and per month cost)

Thanks again!

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You need to get the degree attested from the country where it was issued. So if the degree is from India, the attestation needs to be done by Ministry of External Affairs in India, then the UAE Embassy in India, and then Ministry of Foreign AFfairs in UAE (this last part may be skipped at times for security clearance - but confirm with your company).
For MEA in India to attest, they would need attestation at the district level etc. I tried to get the birth certificate attested for my son, and quickly realised that you need agents to get it done - it is almost impossible to get attestations done yourself without bribing someone (going by my experience in my home state and in Delhi).
I have used agencies in Dubai who get the attestation done. Maybe you could try and find out if any agency in the UK will get it done for you. If you have relatives in India, maybe you could send the certificates to them and they can pay an agent to get it done.
Its painful, but the good thing is that you need to get it done only once.

As for the security clearance, this was the list of documents ask from me apart from an application form (and you should be talking to your HR dept. for guiding you through the process) :
  • Passport copy.
  • Visa page copy [I was already in UAE with another company]
  • Colored Photo (scanned with white background)
  • Certificate of good conduct from the local police
  • CV copy
  • Attested Qualification certificates and transcripts
  • Reference Letter from your employer or any previous employer who is mentioned on your CV confirming your experience.

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Thanks a lot for that! Very informative and very helpful.

I shall get in touch with the HR dept regarding the attestation level.

Also, another help, if that's okay, the company has quoted AED 25000 as salary, with all allowances included. I have not negotiated anything, but want to know if this is acceptable before I negotiate further. I have 8 years of experience, and am a mechanical engineering graduate.

I am married, would this be enough to live on in Abu Dhabi?

Would anyone be able to give a run down of living costs?

1. Rent per month
2. Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Internet etc)
3. Car (Fuel and per month cost)

Thanks again!
Do a search of the forum (both UAE forum and DUbai forum) for a run down on costs. I have answered your question on the Dubai forum, and apart from house rents most answers in the Dubai forum are applicable to AD as well.

it is okay to negotiate on the salary. Whether the company will budge or not depends on the company, but usually there is some flexibility + depends on what you are bringing to the table.

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Another question, after getting my visa, and my husband sponsored as well, can my husband work on the sponsored visa, or does he need to get another visa from his company?

Please clarify this as well, since in UK, dependents can work without applying separately.

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from what I know, a husband on a wife's visa will need to get his own visa (but a wife on a husband's visa can work). Getting a job is the hard part - unlike the UK, getting a visa is not difficult (but a painful process)

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FYI only certain disciplines can sponsor husbands e.g Doctors, Engineer etc. Correct me if am wrong.

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Hello

I'm not a doctor or an engineer and I am sponsoring my husband.

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