Enrolment in a Private School

How to enrol in a private school in Dubai: which documents and stamps are needed...

It is vital to begin the enrolment process as soon as possible. When enrolling in a school in Dubai the following documents are necessary:

  • Copy of parents' and child's passports and residency visas
  • Copy of child's birth certificate (must be in Arabic or English)
  • Several passport photographs
  • Original and photocopies of two years' school records (must be in Arabic or English)
  • Vaccination record and medical history
  • Original transfer certificate from their current school in English or Arabic that includes:
    • Name of student
    • Date of birth
    • Nationality
    • Enrolment date and grade level
    • Leaving date and grade level
    • Grade level the child will be promoted to at the end of the school year
    • School stamp and official signature

All transfer certificates must be stamped by relevant authorities according to where the student is currently attending school, in particular:

  • Dubai: School stamp and signature
  • Another Emirate within the UAE: (1) School stamp and signature and (2) Ministry of Education from that emirate
  • A GCC country (Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar): Ministry of Education stamp from the relevant country
  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States and Western Europe: School stamps
  • All other countries: (1) Ministry of Education, (2) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and (3) UAE Embassy in the country where the current school is located