Police Clearance Certificate

The Qatar Police Clearance Certificate (Qatar 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.

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 Qatar PCC or Qatar 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?

Qatar PCC 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?

If you are employed in Qatar or if you are planning to stay in a country for more than 6 months, you will be required to submit a Qatar PCC regardless of your official purpose (this includes employment, further studies, marriage, commercial activity, corporate establishments, investments, and so on).


What is a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate for?

Without a Qatar PCC / Qatar Police Clearance Certificate, it will be very difficult for you to conduct any kind of official activity in the country. This will help you stay in good standing with the authorities as it forms part of a profile that guarantees a good status within any social community or network.


How long does it take to get a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate?

Afreno can help facilitate the whole process for you with a quick turnaround time of a week as opposed to you getting one for yourself. You will have to get your Qatar PCC first, but we can help you assemble all the documents and make sure that your application is accurate.


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. If the need calls for it, we can also act as your representative with POA to handle matters regarding the submission of the documents to the government ministries and collect your Qatar PCC when needed.

I’m having trouble applying for my Qatar PCC. What should I do?

Your Qatar PCC is essential for migration, for family visas, for international education and further studies, and to open a new business abroad. You can seek the services of a professional consultancy service to help you fulfil the requirements you need for this strict paperwork mandate.


What do I need to prepare when applying for a Qatar PCC?

You should submit a complete application form as well as submit authorized copies of your passport and residence permit. You will also need to prepare a fingerprints certificate and your country of origin’s PCC as attested by your embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What other documents do I need?

Depending on the purpose, you might need your Qatar Visa Copy, your Qatar Entry & Exit, and your purpose for applying. Take note that your PCC might also have certain periods of validity depending on the country, so it’s best to stay on top of those important dates.

Will my employees be responsible for getting their own Qatar PCC?

Usually, it is the employer who takes responsibility for arranging all documentation, including the Qatar PCC, for his employees. Normally, the prospective employer or the official sponsor will need to write a letter to the Director of CEID. This will also entail submitting an academic qualification certificate.

What Countries are covered in order to obtain the Qatar PCC?

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


What is the application process for Qatar Police Clearance?

If you require a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate, also known as a Good Standing Certificate or Good Conduct Certificate, for various purposes such as employment, immigration, or visa applications, it’s important to understand the application process and the time it takes to obtain this essential document. Afreno will guide you through the steps involved in obtaining a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC and provide insights into the expected timelines.


Our Role

We help you get a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC 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 for Qatar PCC 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 / Qatar PCC 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 / Qatar PCC, 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 your Qatar PCC from within the country or from abroad. Assuming you have lived in Qatar for more than 6 months, if you need a Qatar 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 Qatar 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.


Application Process

Gather Required Documents: Start by collecting the necessary documents, which typically include a copy of your passport, residence permit, and fingerprints. These documents will be crucial for your Qatar PCC application.

Online Application through Metrash2: To apply for a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC, you may submit your application online through the Metrash2 platform. Metrash2 is a digital portal provided by the Qatari government for various online services.

Visit the Ministry of Interior (MOI) | CEID Department: After submitting your Qatar PCC application online, you will need to visit the Ministry of Interior – CEID Department in Qatar personally. This visit is necessary for document verification and the completion of any additional procedures.

Background Check and Processing: The authorities will conduct a thorough background check based on the information provided in your application. They will verify your criminal record in Qatar and assess your eligibility for the Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC.

You may be required to submit relevant documents attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).



The processing time for a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC can vary depending on several factors, including the workload of the authorities and the completeness of your application. However, it generally takes several weeks to months to complete the entire process. Here are some estimated timelines:

Application Submission: The initial submission of your Qatar PCC application through Metrash2.

Document Verification: Once you visit the Ministry of Interior, document verification and further processing period may vary person to person.

Background Check and Assessment: Duration of the background check conducted by the authorities may vary based on the complexity of the check and the current workload.

Certificate Issuance: Upon successful completion of the background check, your Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC will be issued. The certificate can be collected from the Ministry of Interior personally.


How To Track My Qatar Pcc Status

After applying for your Qatar Police Clearance Certificate (Qatar PCC), how do you track your status? You can easily track your Qatar PCC status via the official Police Clearance Certificate section of the MOI portal. Simply submit an inquiry via this link.

Once there, you will need to input your QID Number under the “Police Clearance Certificate Inquiry” section. Here, you will also be asked to input your Application Number and Date (yyyy/mm/dd). Finally, you will need to go through the quick verification process before you can proceed with your query via an image or an audio captcha. Click “Submit” to begin your search.


Important Considerations

It’s advisable to submit your Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC application well in advance of your intended use to ensure timely receipt of the certificate.

The specific requirements and procedures for obtaining a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate may change, so it’s recommended to consult our agency or the official website of the Ministry of Interior or contact the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information.



Acquiring a Qatar Police Clearance Certificate / Qatar PCC is a crucial step for various purposes such as employment, immigration, or visa applications. By following the outlined application process or hiring Afreno for a more streamlined process and being aware of the estimated timelines, you can ensure a smooth and timely acquisition of this essential document. Remember to stay updated with any changes in the requirements and procedures to facilitate a hassle-free application experience.