Turkey Police Clearance Certificate

The Turkey Police Clearance Certificate or the PCC for Turkey is an important piece of official document that the government requires in order to thoroughly check whether or not you have a criminal record. If in case you do have a history of criminal activity on your record, then the PCC must duly state all of the necessary details surrounding the criminal affair.

This is an extremely important piece of information so that the government can be certain that you will not present any kind of danger to the public while staying in the country. Should you have a criminal record, the PCC will also provide the relevant authorities with enough data so that they can judge how best to handle your case. It’s always better to be prepared for any unexpected surprises or untoward incidents, especially since you will be staying in a foreign land.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Turkey Police Clearance Certificate?

A Turkey PCC is a detailed piece of document that provides all data about a person’s criminal record, if any. If you do not have any criminal record, then your Turkey PCC will also state the same.

Who is required to submit a Turkey Police Clearance Certificate?

With regards to something other than criminal activities, the PCC will, more often than not, be an essential requirement for many other official documents, applications, and submissions that you may be applying for in any field or organization, whether you are pursuing further graduate studies or looking to expand your commercial activities in the country (or even for personal matters, in fact). You will need it if you have lived in Turkey for more than 6 months as well.


How long will the process take?

It will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks, which is easily much quicker as opposed to handling everything on your own.


Will I be able to start working even without a Turkey Police Clearance Certificate?

No. The TPCC is a mandatory requirement for new employment, among others. We can certainly help expedite the whole process for you especially when you’re eager to get started in your new job.


How long do I have to stay in Turkey before I need to apply for a PCC?

You will need a valid residence permit and must have stayed in the country for more than 6 months.


Will I be able to apply for a Turkey Police Clearance Certificate even if I am not within the country?

Yes, provided you have a trusted representative with special power of attorney—Afreno can do that for you.

I am an employer. Who should process the TPCC of my employees?

You will be responsible for handling all of the documents of your employees for this purpose.

The following countries are covered in obtaining the TPCC:

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



Acquiring a Turkey Police Clearance Certificate is no easy feat. As with plenty of other official government documents, there will be lots of prerequisites, and a simple oversight or small mistake can have serious repercussions especially since the PCC is supposed to serve as proof of whether or not you pose a threat to the nation that you are visiting or immigrating to. As such, we can help facilitate the whole process for you, as well as consolidate all of the requirements when you need them. With us by your side, you won’t have to worry about missing an important step or a prerequisite when it comes to submitting complete requirements for your PCC. We can make sure that the process is cost-effective every step of the way, as well as act as your official representative with a special power of attorney should the need arise. We will also collect everything once ready and provide you with your PCC so you can move on as quickly as possible.



Regardless of the country you are from, you will more than likely have to submit (or you may have encountered, at least) a PCC whenever you need to apply for a new job or perhaps conduct any kind of commercial activity in a given region. The Police Clearance Certificate is often mandatory, and will have a wide variety of names, such as good behaviour certificates, good citizen certificates, judicial record extracts, police certificates, national police history checks, behaviour certificates, police records, good behaviour certificates, good conduct certificates, or background records.

The PCC may have many names across the globe, but one thing is common—it is a mandatory document that will spare no detail when it comes to your criminal past, if any. You will need this for work visas, residency visas,  commercial activities, new employment, further studies, opening new branches or expanding operations in a new region or country, as a prerequisite for licenses, and so on.



Apart from making sure that you have a good, clean record of your past (and that your criminal record is detailed if any), the Turkey Police Clearance Certificate also serves as a prerequisite for when you are seeking a residence permit, or when you wish to apply for new employment opportunities within a better working landscape to enhance your career. It is also a requirement for founding an organisation, running an independent school, or even to get married.

You will also need your PCC when you wish to open a new branch and expand your business operations within a certain area, as well as to participate in any kind of commercial activity. It will help you remain in good standing with the government as it provides a snapshot of your profile within the community. You will also be needing a Turkey Police Clearance Certificate when you are applying for residency or work visas as well.



As issued by the Ministry of Justice, Department of Judicial Records and Statistics, the Turkey PCC must be duly valid at the time of the visa’s issuance. You will be required to indicate the duration of your stay in Turkey, as well as provide a documentary proof of stay. You must also submit a First Entry and Last Exit date stamp along with all the pages of your visa in colour.

You will first have to write a letter to the Director of Criminal Records. Here, you will be asked to state your intentions, as well as authorize us to facilitate and collect the paperwork on your behalf. Indicate your full name, your date and place of birth, your place of residence in the country, along with a  completed application form. You will also need an attestation letter from the Turkish Embassy that will prove your stay in the country.  It will normally take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete the process. Don’t forget to include the purpose of your application for the PCC, and a copy of your Turkish Identification Card if you have one. You will also need a copy of your passport, driving license, and ten prints of attested fingerprint impressions.



Because applying for the PCC is a tedious process, we can ease up the procedures for you by taking care of collection, consolidation, attestation, and translation as needed. Being in the business for more than 10 years, Afreno knows the ins and outs fully when it comes to all of the requirements and processes in order to speed things up and provide you with your PCC without a hitch. We offer only the highest standards of quality customer service along with strong, solid, and long-standing liaisons with the right bodies of authority, because no one should have to go through the stress of missing requirements and incomplete documents especially when you need them the most.

Letting Afreno be your partner in facilitating your Turkey Police Clearance Certificate is cost-effective, efficient, and stress-free. You can fully rely on our trustworthy reputation not just in handling documents with sensitive information but also in making sure that your confidential personal information is secure and in the right hands.