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7 November 2018 05:00 pm

How to get a police clearance certificate in Qatar

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A police clearance certificate (PCC) is an official document which is issued by the Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) which is affiliated with the Ministry of Interior. It is most often used to ensure the applicant of the PCC does not have any criminal record and if the applicant does have a criminal record, the PCC provides all the details.

Who needs a PCC

It is usually mandatory if the applicant is planning on travelling abroad to study, for immigration purposes, if the applicant is planning on getting married, or applying for a new job, perhaps, in another country and also for commercial activities.

It is also a mandatory requirement when establishing a company, organization or a lawyer’s office, the exchange of companies, for employees of customs clearance, for veterinarians and licensees of independent schools.

Whether you are a Qatari or an expat in Qatar, you will need a PCC for any of the above-mentioned reasons.

Whatever the purpose is for your getting a PCC, the process is simple and easy if you have all the right documentation.

PCC for Education and Immigration Purposes

For Qatari citizens

If you are in Qatar, you must bring a valid copy of your ID card.

If you are not in Qatar, you can apply personally when you are in the country.

or

If you are not in Qatar, you can send a representative who has a power of attorney that states that person will act on your behalf in obtaining the PCC. In this case, along with the power of attorney your representative will bring a valid copy of your ID card.

Or If you are not in Qatar, you can pay a visit to your nearest Qatar Embassy with your valid ID card, along with a letter stating why you need the PCC.

For expats in Qatar (who have been living here for over six months)

If you have been living in Qatar for over six months, you must apply personally.

or

If you have been living in Qatar for over six months, you can send a representative who has a power of attorney that states that person will apply on your behalf in obtaining the PCC. In this case, along with the power of attorney your representative will bring the documents given in the 'Required documents' section below.

Required documents

  • Completed application form
  • valid copy of your residence permit
  • valid copy of your passport
  • Original fingerprints document certified/attested by your country’s Embassy
  • Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)
  • Completed application form
  • valid copy of your residence permit
  • valid copy of your passport and
  • Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  • Original fingerprints document certified/attested by your country’s Embassy
  • PCC from your country or embassy attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  • Sponsor letter from company
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

For expats (who lived in Qatar for more than six months, but have left Qatar now)

If you are an expat who has left Qatar, but once lived in Qatar for over six months, you can visit Qatar and apply personally with the documents given in the ‘Required documents’ section..

or

If you are an expat who has left Qatar, but once lived in Qatar for over six months, you can send a representative who has a power of attorney that states that person will apply on your behalf in obtaining the PCC with the documents given in the ‘Required documents’ section.

or

If you are an expat who has left Qatar, but once lived in Qatar for over six months, you can pay a visit to your nearest Qatar Embassy with the documents given in the ‘Required documents’ section.

or

If you are an expat who has left Qatar, but once lived in Qatar for over six months, you can apply through mail/post to the CIED in Qatar with the documents given in the ‘Required documents’ section.

Required documents

If you are an expat who has left Qatar, but once lived in Qatar for over six months, the following documents are required to apply for a PCC:

  • Completed application form
  • copy of your expired residence permit
  • valid copy of your passport
  • Evidence of your first entry in Qatar and you exit from the country
  • Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  • Full set of original fingerprints as a document certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Qatari Embassy in the country of your current residence
  • PCC from your country or embassy attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  • Letter with the reason for which you need the PCC
  • 3 photographs (4 x 6 cm)
  • Completed application form
  • Valid copy of ID
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

PCC for marriage, company or lawyer’s office establishment, customs clearance, veterinarian license or obtaining the license for an independent school

If you are getting married, establishing a company or a lawyer’s office, exchanging companies, employees of customs clearance, a veterinarian and or a licensee of an independent school, you will need the following documents for the PCC:

For Qatari citizens

  • Completed application form
  • Valid copy of ID
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

For Expats in Qatar

  • Completed application form
  • valid copy of your residence permit
  • valid copy of your passport and
  • Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  • Original fingerprints document certified/attested by your country’s Embassy
  • PCC from your country or embassy attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  • Sponsor letter from company
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

PCC for employment

If you are seeking employment, you will the following documents to get a PCC

For Qataris

  • Completed application form
  • Offer letter from the employer addressed to the Director of CEID
  • Academic qualification certificate
  • No objection letter certificate from previous employer (if applicable)
  • Offer letter from the employer addressed to the Director of CEID
  • Academic qualification certificate
  • No objection letter certificate from previous employer (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship transfer application attested by the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs (for men)
  • PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  • Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

For expats in Qatar

  • Offer letter from the employer addressed to the Director of CEID
  • Academic qualification certificate
  • No objection letter certificate from previous employer (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship transfer application attested by the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs (for men)
  • PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  • Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  • 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

Fee for PCC

Qr 10

Application Forms

Application forms can be downloaded here.

CEID Address

Criminal Evidence and Information Department (CEID)

Ministry of Interior

P.O. Box 23004

Doha, State of Qatar

Tel: +974 450 8666

Fax: +974 4450 8612

E-mail: [email protected]