As a requirement by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education and for us to be able to register your child legally with the Ministry/KHDA, it is mandatory that we receive a Transfer Certificate (TC) from your child’s current school. Registration at any school in Dubai without a TC is not possible.

All children entering Year 1 and upwards at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park must provide a Transfer Certificate, regardless of the country and educational curriculum they are coming from. All children coming from a licensed school in Dubai OR a school outside of Dubai into Year 1 must provide an online Transfer Certificate. Our Admissions Team will be happy to assist with this.

Please see below the stamp and signature requirements per country of origin:

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)


A Transfer Certificate sample can be downloaded here.

If you would like to speak to us about your application, the steps required or anything else, please contact Mrs Dawn Rennie, Director of Development and Admissions on +971 (0)4 552 0247, ext 603 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.