Citizens, residents, visitors or those from outside the country need to get a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) in Dubai which helps them to stay in the UAE without any further issues. PCC is also known as the ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ and ‘Criminal Clearance Certificate’ issued by the Police Headquarters in Al Qiyada for Dubai and across the nation which proves that the individual is free from any criminal or illegal offences. PCC is important because it needs to be presented to official authorities for work, education, immigration or any other purpose.
How to apply for PCC Online & Offline
Both the candidates who are presently living in the UAE and those who no longer residing in UAE is eligible to apply for PCC.
To apply online, you can use the Ministry of Interior’s website and/or the mobile app, MOI UAE, which is accessible on iTunes and Google Play. In Dubai, the service is accessible via the Dubai Police smart app, which is available on iTunes and Google Play, or via the Dubai Police website.
For the offline application, you can also visit one of the MOI’s service centres to complete the documentation, after completing the application form and paying the service fees via e-card payments. Dubai Police’s offices are also providing the clearance certificate.
How to Apply via the Dubai Police website for PCC
- Go to Dubai Police website.
- From Services, select ‘Certificates and Permits’
- Click on ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
- Select ‘Access Service’
- Fill in the Application Form and Click Next
- Upload the required documents
- Pay the service fees
- Submit the request
Via the Ministry of Interior website
- Visit Ministry of Interior’s website
- Select e-Services
- There you find ‘Issuance of clear criminal certificate’
- Click on Start Service
- Log in or register to your account. You can also sign in with UAE Pass
- Enter the required details
- Submit the request to get the certificate
How to obtain PCC in Abu Dhabi & Sharjah
To get PCC in Abu Dhabi, you need to visit Abu Dhabi Police website or download Abu Dhabi Police app on Play Store or App Store. For the people of Sharjah to obtain PCC, You can either download their mobile app on Play Store or App Store, otherwise browse their website.
Documents required for PCC Application
To apply for a Police Clearance certificate, the basic documents required are:
- Valid Emirates ID
- Unified Number
- Passport size photo
- Valid Passport copy
- A letter from the recipient confirming there are no pending criminal issues
- Valid Email ID
- Purpose or reason for applying for the certificate
For those who are applying from another country, like India for PCC there are more requirements apart from the basic documents. They include:
- You must get your fingerprints taken at any police station in your country of residence and have to attest the fingerprint card by the UAE embassy in the country of residence.
- A letter of request for the clearance certificate
- Copy of previous residency visa
Time & validity
The police clearance certificate is valid for three months from the date of issue. If an application is submitted on a working day, the applicants could expect to receive their certificates within 24 hours after applying. On the other hand, those who opt to apply for a soft copy or submit an in-person application can expect to obtain the certificate by email or in person on the same day. Depending on the police department, it may take three to five days to issue the police clearance certificate.
Service Fees for PCC
In the UAE, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) charges fees for Police Clearance Certificates (PCC), and it varies based on the certificate’s language. Those based in the nation must pay AED 50 for an Arabic PCC and AED 150 for an English PCC.
For individuals who need a hard copy of the PCC delivered to their home, an additional delivery fee of AED 13 is charged. In Dubai, PCCs can be electronically supplied to the applicant’s email after being applied online.
You can make the payment through E Dirham, Debit Card, or Cash in service centres and SPS centres.
The fee for citizens is AED 100 and for residents, it is AED 200. For those who are from outside the country, it costs AED 300. There is a knowledge and innovation fee of AED10 each. An additional fee of AED 100 is charged if applied through service centres in person.
The Police clearance certificate is important for anyone in UAE because it helps to prove their good conduct. It is necessary for various official authorities and it is proof for the identification of the individual. Through both online and offline methods one could easily submit the application and request for the certificate. The police department across Dubai will issues the PCC.