What Do I Bring?
A Checklist of Important Documents for Abu Dhabi Employees
Make sure you send the requested documents as soon as possible to ZU – HR. These are essential for
visa and immigration processing. Email scanned versions immediately. Attesting documents can take
some time – so start the process early. Carry all important documents with you in your carry-on luggage
and bring those indicated with you to the first day of Orientation. They are required for the formalities of
contract signing, residence visa applications, etc. We’ve also suggested additional important documents to
bring with you to assist in school registration, driver’s license application, etc.
For more information on Important Documents go to:
Sent to HR Bring to
Document Day One
Signed Letter of Offer (scanned/digital copy)
Send scanned copies by email to
Send pdf or Word versions of scanned documents.
Passport for yourself and each family member who will be arriving and
resident with you (scanned/digital copy; pdf or Word) Bring
(with six months’ validity, three blank pages (in addition to any pages set aside
for “Amendments and Endorsements”), and no Israeli visa stamps. Three
months’ validity is sufficient for the passports of family members.) Passports
Employee Information Form – completed (scanned/digital copy; pdf or
Security Clearance Form – completed (scanned/digital copy; pdf or Word)
Copy of Highest Degree Granted (scanned/digital copy; pdf or Word)
Letter from Current/Most Recent Employer (on letterhead) confirming
position held and dates of employment. (scanned/digital copy; pdf or Word)
Passport Photos for yourself – (scanned/digital copy in jpg format)
Passport Photos for each member of family arriving and resident with
you (scanned/digital copy in jpg format)
Request Verification of Qualifications Form OR Official Transcripts from
educational institution to be sent directly to ZU
Marriage Certificate (attested)
On arrival you will also be required to have your certificate further attested by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. The Ministry will charge a fee for
Birth Certificates of each member of family arriving and resident with
you (attested) On arrival you will also be required to have your certificate
further attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. The Ministry will
charge a fee for this service.
Adoption & Custody Agreements (attested)
Signed Letter from Father (If child traveling without Father - (attested)
Degree(s) & Professional Certifications (Attested) – While ZU does not
require the employee’s degree and professional certifications to be attested, if
your spouse is also planning to seek work, attested copies of their degree and
professional certifications will likely be required.
Driver’s License(s) & International Driver’s License
Inoculation Records for Children
Transfer certificates (for Children Attending School in the UAE) – from
previous UAE school or leaving report from school abroad. The certificate should
include the dates the child(ren) entered and left the school; name of the last
class completed. The certificate should be written on school letterhead and
should be signed and stamped by the head teacher or principal.
Pets – Good Health Certificate and Vaccination Certificate
Copies of all Important Documents – it’s always a good idea to retain copies
of important documents, credit cards, etc in the event the originals go missing.
Zayed University HR Fax - +971 4 402 1013
Email scanned copies to the responsible Recruitment & OD Consultant
Mailing Address: Zayed University – Human Resources
PO Box 19282 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates