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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate in Fujairah UAE

How and where does one apply for a ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ in Fujairah?

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.

Fujairah Process

One applies in Fujairah to the Police Station on the right side of the road to Dubai just before the last set of traffic lights (see location below on Google Maps).

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.

2. Passport’s.

3. A ‘No Objection letter’ from your sponsor in Arabic and English, addressed to ‘The Police Commander, Fujairah’.

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.

Processing Time

Obtaining the certificate in Fujairah takes about 30 minutes (in contrast to Dubai where it can take between 2-3 days).

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. England, New Zealand etc.

Wording

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:

"Fujairah Police General Directorate Certifies that the above mentioned has no precedents till the date. He/she has been awarded this certificate upon his/her own request without any liability from the directorate towards any third party."

Remarks

The certificate lists these two remarks:

1. Any scratch or change voids this certificate.

2. This certificate is valid for three months only.

Location on Google Maps


View Fujairah Police Station in a larger map

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted in the Fujairah in Focus—Facebook Page.

Image: A sample PCC issued by Abu Dhabi (Courtesy of Google Images).

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

very useful article

Anonymous said...

very useful article

cewest said...

Can i go to fujairah even if the requirement is for dubai? I need the PCC urgently.

Geoff Pound said...

Cewest, I don't know. Call the police for your answer.

Dablindfrog said...

this has just come in handy! thanks Geoff!!

Dablindfrog said...

This thorough walk-through has just come in handy.

thank you Geoff!!

Rakesh said...

Hey Geoff, This is very helpful article. However, I'm writing from India and I'd worked in Fujairah during the period 2004-2006. Unfortunately, my Passport is in the Canadian Embassy for PR Visa. It is then that they intimated me of the requirement of PCC from Fujairah. Now the only option for me is to get my fingerprints Attested by the Home Ministry Department, Ministry of External Affairs, India and then the UAE Consulate, India. Done with these formalities; could you please guide me about the next step. Wherein everything needs to be done in my absence.

Rakesh said...

Hey Geoff, This is very helpful article. However, I'm writing from India and I'd worked in Fujairah during the period 2004-2006. Unfortunately, my Passport is in the Canadian Embassy for PR Visa. It is then that they intimated me of the requirement of PCC from Fujairah. Now the only option for me is to get my fingerprints attested by the Home Ministry Department, Ministry of External Affairs, India and then the UAE Consulate, India. Done with these formalities; could you please guide me about the next step. Wherein everything needs to be done in my absence.

Geoff Pound said...

Rakesh

I don't know the steps you need to take and I do not have time to research it for you.

Geoff

Anonymous said...

is there any site where I can check CID clearance validity?

Geoff Pound said...

I don't know about CID clearance validity. Does this not incorporate a police check or is it a separate process?

Amjad said...

CID clearance is the same thing as Police clearance,CID stands for Central Intelligence Department which answers to the chief of Police and so it is actually the same and if u have any queries u can walk down to the police station or call 600 533333 , hope this helps!

Geoff Pound said...

Thanks for your helpful comment Amjad.

Geoff

Anonymous said...

Soooooo many thanks ... I have started googling about this matter, I found it quickly :) .. its 100% clear