Police Clearance Certificate also known as ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ is a proof provided by the Police Department or Ministry of Interior which shows the existing criminal record or the absences of it.

If you are wondering in what circumstances you would need a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) then here are some situations:

  1. If you want to apply in a foreign institution for studies or in a Foreign University.
  2. In the case of application for immigration or visa.
  3. In some cases you would have to submit PCC certificate at your place of employment because certain companies and employers require it.

How to get PCC in UAE.

There are different aspects when it comes to applying for your Police Clearance Certificate.

Apply for PCC Inside UAE

If you are a person residing in UAE, then here are the steps for getting your police clearance certificate.

Step 1:

Visit the UAE police department’s website or click on Dubai Police.

Step 2:

Click on the Police Clearance Certification on the home page of the website.

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Step 3:

Click on the ‘Access Service’ option in the Police Clearance Certification window.

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Step 4:

Proceed to fill the application form and click on submit.

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You will be given a chance to check and correct any errors in the information that you have typed in. If you are sure that the information you have given is correct then proceed to submit the form.

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Step 5:

Enter your correct phone number and proceed to enter the OTP that will be later send to your number.

police clearance certificate
police clearance certificate

Step 6:

You will have to pay AED 220/- for the application (this will vary according to the user type you select). Don’t forget to read the terms and conditions and agree to them as well.

police clearance certificate
police clearance certificate

After the payment has been done you will be given the Police Clearance Certificate through your email address within 3 days. And it will take only 24 hours if you apply on a working day.

You can use these steps to apply for police clearance certification in Dubai online. When it comes to Abu Dhabi police clearance certificate, its a different site.The fees for the police clearance certification will vary for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Here is a video to help you understand better:

Apply for PCC From Abroad

Here is how to apply for police clearance certificate Dubai outside UAE when you do not have emirates ID.

These documents are required to apply for police clearance certificate.

  • Fingerprint card approved by the UAE embassy in your country.
  • Two recent passport-sized photo.
  • A copy of your valid passport.
  • Copy of your last visa.
  • The reason as to why you are applying for PCC.

If you do not have emirates ID you can choose the outside UAE option in the user type in the above mention Dubai Police website. Then you will be asked to upload these documents on the Dubai police website at the very last. You will also be asked about your current address and details in order to send the certificate to you.

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When you click on the ‘Biometric Card Photocopy’ a pop up box will appear with all the required information in it.

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Add in the necessary information to complete the application process.

Here is a different way on how to apply for police clearance certificate Dubai outside UAE.

Step 1:

If you are a person residing outside the country and want to acquire PCC then you could visit the Minister of Interior’s website or click here MOI.

Step 2:

After you are on the site, you have to register for an account and if you already have one then simply log in to it (you can also use your Emirates ID) and click on the start services option on the site.

Step 3:

Later on you have to proceed to fill in the application form and end it by the payment required for the application. You will receive your PCC in the email you have provided during the registration within 24 hours.

If you still have confusions on how to do it then here is video on How to get Police Clearance Certificate from Abroad.

Once you give the application you can always go back to government site to check on the application status.

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