How and where does one apply for a ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ in
What and Why
A Police Clearance Certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record.
It is usually requested for immigration purposes, a new job or new accommodation in the UAE or overseas.
Police, government departments, businesses and private individuals request these to prevent people who pose a risk to their country, company or accommodation from entering into the country, into employment or an accommodation agreement.
The certificates are called different names in different countries—Police Clearance Certificate, Police Check, Good Conduct Certificate, Judicial Records Extracts etc.
The wording on the certificates can differ according to the country and state.
Because they are valid for only three months the authorities requesting a Police Clearance Certificate will ask for one that is less than three months old or maybe will demand a new one.
One applies in Fujairah to the Police Station on the right side of the road to
The office is on the First Floor at the Fingerprints Office.
One can make application on behalf of dependants. They do not have to appear in person but all documentation needs to be presented for each person requiring a Police Clearance Certificate. Certificates are issued for each person not each family.
One needs to bring the following:
1. Emirates ID Card/s: Formerly fingerprints were taken but since the emergence of the Emirates ID card this step is no longer required.
3. A ‘No Objection letter’ from your sponsor in Arabic and English, addressed to ‘The Police Commander,
All companies have this ‘No Objection’ for a Police Clearance Certificate form letter that states on company letterhead the person’s name, nationality, Passport No., Position, Location, Date of application.
The ‘No Objection Letter’ for a Police Clearance Certificate goes something like this:
“The _________ (company name) certifies that the above named employee is holding a job according to the particulars stated.”
“The __________ (company name) has no objection to the above named employee obtaining a Police Clearance.”
“This certificate has been issued at the employee’s request and implies no responsibility on the part of the ________ (company name).”
4. AED 300 is the fee if the certificate is needed for submission to another country. The charges are different if the certificate is required from within the UAE (unsure how much). Nationals normally pay a lower fee.
Obtaining the certificate in Fujairah takes about 30 minutes (in contrast to
The application documents have to be signed and stamped by a number of Police Officers and departments.
The Police Clearance Certificate
This certificate is issued by the UAE Ministry of Interior, Directorate General of Fujairah Police, General Homicide.
In addition to the person’s particulars—Name, Nationality, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Passport No, Date of Issue (Passport), Place of Issue (Passport), Date of Expiry (Passport), Residence No, Date of Issue (Visa), Date of Expiry (Visa), Place of Issue (Visa), Profession—there is also a line ‘To Be Submitted To’. They might require the name and address of the company or person requesting the certificate but generally they simply write the name of the country e.g.
The certificates are issued in Arabic and English. It pays to check the details carefully to see that there are no mistakes.
The wording generally goes like this in English:
The certificate lists these two remarks:
1. Any scratch or change voids this certificate.
2. This certificate is valid for three months only.
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Image: A sample PCC issued by