POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

A police clearance certificate (PCC) is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings

It is mainly used for the following purposes:

  • To engage in business abroad.
  • Obtaining entry visas for certain countries.
  • Migration to other countries.
  • Employer’s Request.
  • Joining the University.
  • Other similar purposes.
  • Working as Tourist Guide.

A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Both locals and expats are supposed to obtain this certificate. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, PCC, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who pose a risk to country’s security from entering the country.

It has been recognized by the Government that certain countries (currently 17- mentioned below) do not have strict laws regulating the entry and employment of foreign nationals. Thus they have been categorized as Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries.

List of ECR Countries
1. United Arab Emirates
2. Yemen
3. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4. Sudan
5. Qatar
6. Afghanistan
7. Oman
8. Indonesia
9. Kuwait
10. Syria
11. Bahrain
12. Lebanon
13. Malaysia
14. Thailand
15. Libya
16. Iraq
17. Jordan

Period of Validity for the Clearance Certificate
A police certificate may or may not have period of validity itself and criteria for validity varies for each country. Australia, for example, recognizes police certificates for 12 months from their issue dates for visa and citizenship applications, independent of any validity period noted on the certificates themselves. As in many countries, this practice is neither mandated nor noted in any legislation; rather, the approach has simply been adopted by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship for the sake of consistency across varying jurisdictions.

Documents Required for Obtaining UAE PCC
We have two options in obtaining PCC from UAE.
Option – 1

  • Finger prints – Attested by the UAE Embassy from the existing Country
  • Valid Passport Copy
  • UAE Entry and Exit Visa Page
  • 2 Recent Passport Size Photo
  • Purpose of Applying

Option – 2

  • UAE Emirates ID Card Copy (Expired or Cancelled)
  • Valid Passport Copy
  • UAE Entry and Exit Visa Page
  • 2 Recent Passport Size Photo
  • Purpose of Applying

Documents Required for Obtaining OMAN PCC

  • VISA Page Copy
  • Valid Passport Copy with Residence Page of Oman
  • Recent Passport Size Photo
  • Purpose of Applying

Documents Required for Obtaining KUWAIT PCC

  • Kuwait Civil Id Copy (If available)
  • Valid Passport Copy with Kuwait Residence Page.
  • Cancellation Page (When in Kuwait If available)
  • Passport Size Photo(size 6 x 4)
  • Purpose of Applying

Documents Required for Obtaining QATAR PCC
We have two options in obtaining PCC from Qatar
Option – 1

  • Finger print of the applicant taken from current residing Country.
  • Customer should send the same to The CEID , Qatar  with 15US$ in an envelope along with the passport size photos of the applicant/s with white background 4 numbers , Qatar visa copy, passport copy (old and new) , Qatar entry page, Qatar final exit page, Qatar visa cancellation page. Soon after sending the courier, the customer should provide us the shipment details
  • Purpose of Applying.

Option – 2

  • Finger print of the applicant taken from current residing Country.
  • Passport Copy old and new.
  • Recent Passport Size Photo (4) with white background.
  • Qatar Visa Copy.
  • Qatar Entry Page & Exit Page.
  • Qatar Visa Cancellation Page.
  • Purpose of Applying.

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