Police Clearance Certificate
The Qatar Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued by the Qatar Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) branch of the Qatar Ministry of Interior (MOI) to officially establish an individual’s good conduct through a background check that ensures the absence of a criminal record. In case the applicant does have a criminal record, all the details will be revealed on the PCC.
Obtaining this certificate is a mandatory part of fulfilling all the requirements for immigration, employment or study in Qatar, and will usually be required by the next country you move to as part of their immigration protocol. Foreign residents with a valid Residence permit who have been living in Qatar for at least 6 months can apply for this police clearance status, needed to support their proposal to set up a company or commercial establishment such as a law office or private school, or arrange an exchange of companies.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Police Clearance Certificate?
This is a document that shows that an official background check has been done to clear you of any criminal activity, or in the unlikely circumstances that you have a police record, this will be made evident after the submission.
Who needs a Police Clearance Certificate?
Anyone who wants to remain in Qatar beyond 6 months or is employed needs a PCC; it is also required for study, commercial activity, marriage, or opening a school or law office.
How long does it take to get a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate?
With our company it should take about a week; it will take longer if you attempt to get one yourself.
Can I start working before I get my Qatar Police Clearance Certificate?
You will have to get your certificate first, but we can help you assemble all the documents and make sure that your application is accurate.
How long do I have to stay in Qatar before I apply for a Qatar Police Clearance?
An expat has to reside for at least 6 months with a valid residence permit before making an application.
Can I apply for a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate from outside the country?
Yes, we can surely act as your representative in Qatar if you need to apply from your own or another country.
Will my employees be responsible for getting their own QPCC?
Usually the employer takes responsibility for arranging all documentation, including the QPCC, for his employees.
What Countries are covered in order to obtain the QPCC?
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Hong Kong / Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar/Burma, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Netherlands, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
We help you get a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate for yourself or your employees, and are fully capable to take charge of the entire process, beginning by advising you on the documentation and making sure you assemble all the paperwork you need to apply. As part of the procedure expats must supply a good conduct certificate from their own country, in which case we can help with translation of the document if necessary, as well as attestation. We then act as your representative with POA to take care of submission of the documents to the authorities, and when it is ready, we are responsible for collection. This is all part of our range of services, as obtaining the Qatar police clearance certificate is a prerequisite if you are planning to immigrate, seek a job, form an organization or conduct commercial activity in Qatar or Abroad.
Ideally we help you complete the necessities, or at least check it if you have done it yourself, and then go through a checklist of all the documentation you have assembled to make sure your application is complete. We can also act as your representative for attestation of documents and both submission and collection of the documents.
Alternative Names Of PCC
Qatar Police clearance certificates may have different names in other countries, such as good conduct certificates, good behaviour certificates, good citizen certificates, behavior certificates, national police history checks, judicial record extracts, police records, background records or simply police certificates.
They all serve the same purpose: to state that the applicant has no criminal record, or in the unlikely event that they do, exactly what constitutes the record. Criminal background designation includes arrest, conviction, current criminal proceedings and other illegal activities. These certificates are commonly required for work or residency visas, their validity varies from country to country, and some are more stringent than others in what they consider worthy of mention on a PCC.
An Important Prerequisite
There is very little you can accomplish officially in Qatar or a new country you migrate to without a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate, whether you are seeking a residence permit and/or employment, or wish to study, or are intending to found an organisation. When you want to perform an exchange of companies, take part in any commercial activity, run an independent school or get married you will need a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate.
One of the most basic reasons is to remain in good standing with the authorities; a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate is essential in Qatar and abroad, as it is in most countries. It forms part of a profile that confirms your status within the community, but more importantly it is a prerequisite for virtually every other official documentation, whether it relates to immigration, education or employment, or even if you move to another country and have to verify your good conduct during the time you spent in Qatar.
The Basic Necessities
This depends on what purpose you are seeking the Qatar Police Clearance Certificate for, and whether you apply from within the country or from abroad. Assuming you have lived in Qatar for more than 6 months, if you need a PCC for education or immigration purposes, you will need to complete an application form and provide authorized copies of your passport and residence permit, as well as a fingerprints certificate and PCC from your own country, both attested by your embassy and MOFA. You will have to provide a full record of all your addresses in Qatar, and 2 photographs.
If the PCC is for employment or commercial activity purposes, your prospective employer or sponsor will have to write a letter to the Director of CEID. In addition, you will need an academic qualification certificate, a PCC from your own country attested by MOFA, and in some cases a sponsorship transfer application and/or a no objection letter from your previous employer. A record of your addresses while in Qatar and 2 photos are also required.
Our Leading Advantage
We excel at getting the Qatar PCC for you, your family members or your employees by taking charge of the entire process, beginning by advising you on the considerable amount of documentation needed and making sure you assemble all the paperwork you need. If as part of the procedure you must supply a good conduct certificate from your own country, we can help with translation of the document if necessary, as well as attestation. We can then act as your representative with POA, even if you are outside the country, to take care of submission of the application to the authorities, and when the certificate is ready, we are responsible for collection.
The big advantage that you gain from using our service is that we have over 10 years experience in this sector and can promise a short turn-around time. We help you avoid all the usual pitfalls: application forms not filled in properly, missing documents, wrong type of photographs etc. Our knowledge of how the MOI and all the various embassies and consulates operate is second to none.