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Hello all,

I have a major problem.

My wife and I are Egyptians, currently living in Egypt.
We visited Dubai for more than 6 months, she was on a visit visa the entire time, and I was on a visit visa most of the time except for 2 months when I had a resident card only for 2 months.

I am applying for permanent residency in Canada and they require that I get a police certificate from any country we staid at for more than 6 months even if the stay was just on a visit visa and not residency.

I contacted the Dubai police customer service and they said they cannot issue a police certificate for someone who staid as a visitor, and the same thing was said by the UAE embassy in Egypt and the UAE consulate in Egypt.

I even tried to get it online, but one of the questions is that they ask you for your previous residency card, which my wife does not have because she was in Dubai only as a visitor.

I really need any help I can get, I really do not want to lose the change to move to Canada because of this.

Thanks.
Kareem
 

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No, both my wife and I stayed for a year.
Canada requires that even if we stayed say for two months, then left, then went back and stayed for 4 months, then we have to get a police certificate even for the periods when we had a visitor visa.
 
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