Your police clearance certificate (PCC) proves that you have a good conduct record. It is available to applicants who are currently residing in the UAE as well as to those who are no longer residing in the UAE.
What is a PCC?
Police Clearance Certificates (PCCs), sometimes called ‘Good Conduct Certificates’, are documents that indicate whether a person has a criminal record or not in the state they reside. These certificates are issued by police departments throughout the UAE, and they indicate that a person is not accused or has no criminal records.
How to apply?
The PCC is available to all applicants, regardless of whether they are currently residing in the UAE or not.
The Ministry of Interior’s website moi.gov.ae, as well as their mobile app MOI UAE available on iTunes and Google Play, allows you to apply for a certificate online. If you prefer, you can also visit one of the Ministry of Interior’s service centers and get the document done after filling out the application form and paying the applicable fees via the electronic payment system.
Dubai Police offers the service through its website or through its smart app. You can get it offline by visiting the Dubai Police offices.
You will need the following documents:
- You must have a UAE ID card
- The beneficiary must provide a letter stating there are no criminal convictions pending against him/her
- A recent passport-size photo
- Passport copy of the applicant.
Former UAE residents
You should get your fingerprint card from the country in which you are residing and have it attested by the UAE Embassy there if you are no longer a resident of the UAE. A fingerprint card is an official document issued by the police department, which verifies a person’s identity using his biometrics and decimal fingerprint. If you wish to submit an application for a Police Clearance Certificate online, you should submit it to the Ministry of Interior – UAE portal or Dubai Police at: Police Clearance Certificate.
The following documents should be included with your application:
- Embassies of UAE approved fingerprint cards
- two passport-sized photographs
- An original passport copy
- Copy of your latest UAE visa
- The purpose of the application.