Foreign nationals coming to the UAE for work purposes will soon be required to obtain police clearance certificates from any home country(ies) where they have legally resided over the last five years. The certificate must comply with several requirements, which include notarisation by a Public Notary, legalisation by the relevant government body in the country of origin and super-legalisation at the UAE Embassy/Consulate in the country of origin prior to being attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.  It is foreseeable that the new process will add to the time frame and cost of obtaining a work permit.  The requirement will be mandatory from 4 February.