A formal document issued by an employer to a current or former employee is known as a Certificate of Employment (COE). It contains pertinent information like the employee's name, job title, and dates of employment as proof of employment. Employees frequently request COEs for a variety of purposes, including background checks, visa applications, and loan applications.
COEs are frequently required by authorities in the UAE, GCC, and KSA as part of the visa application process, particularly for those applying for work visas. Upon request, employers are required by law to provide COEs, and failure to do so may result in penalties. COEs should be signed by the employer or an authorized representative and contain all necessary information.
Employees can also use COEs to advance in their careers. It can be used as a reference when applying for future employment opportunities or included in their professional portfolio. As a result, it is essential for employers to ensure that COEs are accurate and contain all necessary information to prevent employees from experiencing any difficulties or misunderstandings.