Documents Needed When Applying to a School
Here is a list of documents needed when applying to a school in Dubai.
Make sure you also check the schools official requirements!
- Photocopy of your child’s passport (in which the residence visa is, or will be, stamped)
- Photocopy of your child’s birth certificate
- Copy of latest school report
- Passport Photos (can be up to 6)
- Transfer/Leaving Certificate from previous school
Important: An Original Transfer Certificate from the previous school is required to register a child with any school in the United Arab Emirates. Without a Leaving Certificate a school is unable to register a student with the Ministry of Education and the student will not be able to attend school in the UAE. You should note that the certificate must not be dated more than three months prior to the date of entry to the new school.
The original Transfer Certificate must contain the following information
- Date of enrolment at your childs previous school
- Year group placement at previous school
- Date the child left the previous school
- School stamp and signature
- The Transfer Certificate of students from schools located in any country other than Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, USA and UAE,MUST be in English or Arabic and Attested by: • Ministry of Education • Ministry of Foreign Affairs • UAE Embassy for the country in which it was issued.
For students transferring from schools within the UAE, a Ministry approved Transfer Certificate is issued.
NB: The corresponding year group is of vital importance and the Ministry of Education may refuse the child entry if the year group does not correspond with that of the new school.
When offering during the year, schools also must follow KHDA regulations and can only offer places that start within the dates listed below:
• Moving within Dubai From a different curriculum September to mid November
• Moving from outside Dubai – from a different curriculum September to mid November
• Moving within Dubai From the same curriculum September to end January
• Moving from outside Dubai – from the same curriculum September to mid May