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United Arab Emirates

Criminal Check
Description

Confirms existence of a candidate's criminal case record by searching government authority databases.

Mandatory details

Name of the candidate, national Identity details. Additional details may be required depending on the requirements

Output

Include details of the convictions based on the searched databases.

Terms

Not all the databases contain information with unique identifiers (National ID). This may result in multiple matches, none of which may be the candidate. Until and Unless a concrete proof is there, they shall assume the case as clear. Also, the level of detail will depend on the nature of the database and the laws of the country. For further information, please visit the FAQ section at the bottom of the page

National Identity Check
Description

To verify whether the identity of the individual is genuine upto a certain limit based on available data

Mandatory details

Name of the candidate, National ID details. Additional details may be sought in case further needs arise.

Output

Include whether the national id number matches with the name of the person. May include details about Permanent address, and family

Terms

The National Identity verification will be able to verify only that information which is present in the database. The National ID verification may not guarantee the genuinity of the document itself. For further information, please visit FAQ section below.

Employment Check
Description

Verify the employment history of the candidate

Mandatory details

Name of the candidate, Previous employment employee id, National Identity details, Signed release. Additional details may be required depending on the requirements

Output

include employment genuiness, tenure and designation. May include salary of the candidate, any adverse comments, eligibility for rehire and reporting manager name

Terms

Verification of entrepreneurs and freelancers may not be possible. Typically, 15% of these checks remain unverified despite thier best efforts either because the previous organization has ceased to exist, merged with another entity, does not have records beyond a certain date, does not entertain verification as a policy, Reporting Manager's number is non contactable, is not responding despite stated number of attempts or does not have a digital presence. These checks will also be considered as "Completed" and no refund will be applicable. Its verification partners will make a maximum of 5 attempts via e-mail or telephone to procure the required information from HR or later with the Reporting Manager. In case an external database fee is there, the client shall be charged the same. No refund will be applicable in case the client wants to retrieve the check

Education Check
Description

Verify the education qualifications of the candidate

Mandatory details

Name of the candidate, name of the degree, Course name, national ID number, Student ID. Additional details may be required depending on the requirements

Output

Include education genuiness, Course name, Year of Passing. May include candidate grade, credits of the candidate, and details about major and minor

Terms

Typically, 15% of these checks may take much longer than expected Turn-around Time to complete due to temporary closure of Institutes during vacation time, festival season, examination or local disturbances. ARS would endeavor to minimize the impact of such closures on its delivery. In case an external database usage is required, the client shall be notified of the same. No refund will be applicable in case the client wants to retrieve the check In case a field visit is required owing to the digital absence of the company, additional fees may be applicable. They will notify the user of the same. In case the education institute is not government recognized, or in the black list, They shall report the case as discrepant. For further details, please visit the FAQ section at the bottom of the page

LAWS AND FORMS OF THE COUNTRY

As such the UAE doesn't have any comprehensive data protection law; however, there are a number of general and sectoral laws that can have a direct impact on processing of data. There are a few specific areas/ economic zones that have their own personal laws which are almost as stringent as European Data Privacy Laws. For instance, the economic "freezone" areas of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) each have their own comprehensive legislative regime applicable to companies established in those zones, which include data protection regulations and are quite similar in nature to the European data privacy laws.