CID approval

I got offer letter from hotel in uae.right now I’m on husband visa.they required documents for CID approval what is this CID approval? How long does it take to get the approval? What are the criterias checked for CID approval?

It's basically a security clearance / check which is followed by government employers and / or major companies in AD.  CID is Criminal Investigation Department.

And as such there is no criteria published openly for this. 

It depends if it is security check or also HR authority check (used to be called Tatween council).  Depending on this, it can take anywhere from a month to 3 months.  In some cases, it can take up to six months.   And yes, rejections also happen, in which case, employers withdraw offers.

The best advice that I can give you is, DO NOT resign from your current job until you get the visa in your hand.

I got offer from SEHA a government hospital, they will do also CID clearance for nurses... what are they going to check or look after?

The CID approval is principally the MOI's internal security check and covers your seven-year history  in the country.The process takes four weeks for junior and mid-career positions ;however for more responsible positions, this can take up to three months. Note that the decision of the government and CID is not open to discussion and they will not tell people the reason for their rejection. They do not accept appeals, but applicants can reapply in six months’ time if they are certain there was not a valid reason for the rejection. However, this is again without guarantee of acceptance and the application must be made via an employer with a valid offer of employment.

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Hello Everyone,
Good day!
How Long it's been taking for CID Clearance in the recent months.As per recruitment team My documents are submitted on may22nd.

Thank you.

Please Update while you recieved CID clearance.

Same Situation Here, applied on 22nd May.Still Not recieved.

Waiting For it.


Hello All ,

Still I haven't received  CID clearance.Currently I am on husband visa which is going to be expire on 15th of next month.I am really very worried and confused  what to do whether to renew the visa or not.Because after getting CID clearance i need to cancel husband visa.

Looking forward for your guidance.

Thank you.

It takes a long time.  My suggestion would be to renew visa - at worst, you are out of pocket for the cost.

Thank you sir for your guidance.

Thanks for Kind Support,

I was received Security Clearance in 40 Days


hi. I would like to ask if how many days you get your CID approval?


He has already commented above quite clearly i.e. 40 days.

It takes for me 40 days

I've been waiting since 27th May for my security clearance with ADNOC, and still no news. Anyone else been waiting that long?

i have submitted for security clearance on long it will take

I want to know about time limit of investigation of any person who was taken to CID office from his office place without knowing to his family or anyone else .I don't digest such type of rule due to which his family is in so much tension.
Plz tell me anyone how much time this office take for investigation of person who is taken for investigation relayed to his boss

Absolutely no way to predict.   One person I know, was missing for months before they even gave confirmation that he was with CID.

Allah help us we are in so much trouble. There is no way that he call to his wife or he meet us for one time only. I m so much worried plz tell me if there is any way of contacting my husband. Its very tough time for me Nd my kids.
Thanks a lot for replying

Try to find people with connections in Government.  And keep following up.   There is absolutely no standard process for this.

Ok we are trying a lot . But still helpless .no contact with him

hi am shafiq from Uganda, was deported because of overstay and I applied to immigration for security approval..latter i was told my application is with CID department..but it has took long under CID section..its neither approved nor rejected ..I dont know what exactly i can do.

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