Why Verification is Vital – Three Year Jail Term for Exaggerating CV in UAE

Exaggerated information on a CV is not a new problem, but the idea of fabricating details to boost your apparent experience or qualification levels is usually met with an "everybody does it" attitude. As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive however, employers are quickly tightening regulations to end these practices. What steps are the UAE taking to change this mindset?

Exaggerated information on a CV is not a new problem, but the idea of fabricating details to boost your apparent experience or qualification levels is usually met with an “everybody does it” attitude. As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive however, employers are quickly tightening regulations to end these practices. What steps are the UAE taking to change this mindset?

With one of the largest expat communities in the world, the constantly expanding UAE is a hotbed for recruitment. According to a leading lawyer in the country who spoke to The National newspaper on the topic, those found to be falsifying information could face up to 3 years in prison. This sees the UAE taking a leading role in information verification, by enforcing serious legal implications for anyone supplying dishonest credentials. Any job offers made based on a CV containing fraudulent information will be instantly withdrawn and the possibility of deportation is highly likely.

Why are verification checks a good idea?

Having employment history checks conducted offers the employer peace of mind that the information provided is genuine and accurate, as well as allowing the candidate the opportunity to stand out from the crowd by showing initiative and trustworthiness. If there are many applicants for the same job, having a supporting document which authenticates the details listed will go a long way to removing any guess work out of which candidates should make the shortlist.

We anticipate that the process of going through both an education award verification and an employment history check will quickly become the norm within the UAE, as well as other parts of the world.

How do I get these verification checks done?

If you are an employer or recruitment company seeking to have employment checks conducted within the UK, or a job applicant requiring a supporting verification for your CV, you can request these services through our website. We will conduct these checks on your behalf and supply our findings to you digitally. You can check out our current services here:

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Melanie Clarke
Melanie is a Digital Marketer and TEFL Specialist at Vital Consular. Before taking up a Marketing role, she spent 3 years building up a rich knowledge of global legalisation processes on the operations team. When she's not working, Melanie enjoys attending music events and pursuing many creative interests including screen printing and merchandise design.
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