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.

For children coming from other schools within Dubai, the transfer certificate will be released directly to DBS from the previous school if the parent has fulfilled all obligations to the previous school, which may include financial obligations and/or completing a written leaving notice form.

All children entering Year 2 and upwards must provide an original Transfer Certificate regardless of the country or curriculum of origin.
Please find our instructions transfer certificates by country and a sample here.

If you would like to speak to us about your application, the steps required or anything else, please contact Admissions on +971 (0)4 361 9361, ext. 608 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively come and visit Admissions, Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm.