For criminal record checks, need consent, full name, date of birth, National Identity Number, and address. For education checks, need copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, and degree earned. For employment, need employer details, dates of employment, job title, supervisor(s) name, and contact details.
Signed consent required:
7 to 10 days (average is about 7)
Background checks are allowed and are becoming a common practice. Contingent hiring is acceptable. Consent is required.
We recommend criminal record check, employment, education, and identity. Each of these may vary depending on the position.
Sectoral law regulations apply for particular data (personal info) in the UAE (if subject to disclosure.) Shari’a principles generally apply, but at the discretion of the courts. Some areas included are Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar.
Restrictions relate to direct candidate involvement and notarization of documents. Authorized researches would be limited in terms of set geographical areas. The UAE has limitations when verifying criminal records due to how databases are structured and managed.
Consent & Release
Fingerprints are required in order to obtain a police clearance certificate in Bahrain & Kuwait for criminal searches. In Saudi Arabia additional inquiries of institutions are also required. The issuance of paper takes up to 6 months to deliver.
Need dates of employment, job details, dates, and title
Candidate details, copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, major, graduation date, and degree earned.
Countries in the Middle East
Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.