Documents and Forms

Required Documents for Admission

To register your child at the school, please submit the following documents:

  • Minimum of the last two academic years school reports
  • A copy of your child’s passport, visa and Emirates ID
  • A copy of both parent’s passport, visa and Emirates ID
  • Previous school behaviour/conduct reports
  • Birth Certificate (Foundation Stage only).

If you have just arrived in Dubai and you are still waiting for your visa to be processed, we are happy to accept your application whilst you gain these documents. We will need copies once your visa and Emirates ID have been granted.

To comply with the Ministry of Education (KHDA)’s guidance, a Transfer Certificate and a Health Certificate are required before your child starts.

Transfer Certificate Information

It is a Ministry of Education requirement that all students must submit a Transfer Certificate (TC) before they start school.

What is a Transfer Certificate?

A TC must be in either English or Arabic and be stamped with your current school’s stamp.

Depending on the country that you are transferring from, the TC will need to be further attested before it can be submitted. See notes below for requirements by country.

All TCs must clearly state which year a student was promoted to at the end of the previous school year. Please pay particular attention to any variances across the school systems and, if in doubt, add the equivalent grade to the information.

A sample certificate is detailed below.

Which stamps do I need for my Transfer Certificate?

Stamp requirements are dependent on which country you are transferring from. Find your current school’s location below to determine the necessary attestations:

  • Location Attestation required by Ministry of Education
  • Canada (except Quebec), North America, Western Europe and Australia School Principal’s signature and school stamp
  • Middle East (excluding the UAE), South and Central America, Asia, former Russian States, Eastern Europe, Africa and New Zealand School Principal’s signature and school stamp, Ministry of Education in current school’s location, UAE Embassy in current school’s location
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE
  • Another Emirate of the UAE School Principal’s signature and school stamp (TC must be in Arabic)
  • Ministry of Education in current Emirate
  • Another School in Abu Dhabi School Principal’s signature and school stamp (TC must be in Arabic).

Sample Transfer Certificate

Your current school will need to type the following information on their letter-head. The Transfer Certificate will need the Principal’s signature and official school stamp. It should be dated to show the final date that your child will attend the current school.


Date of Birth:
Country of Birth:
Curriculum followed (IB, British, American, etc.)
Date of admission:
Grade student was admitted:
Present Grade:
Equivalent to which year in the British Curriculum? * Where needed
Leaving Date: Completed year __________ and has been promoted to year__________ for the academic year____________. (This is only required for transfers taking place at the end of the academic year)

Signature of the Principal

Date: _________________ *Date to show the final date that your child will attend the school

School Stamp