UAE Police Clearance Certificate

The UAE Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is an official document that is duly issued by the UAE Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID). This is a mandatory document from the UAE Ministry of Interior (MOI) that will officially declare the good conduct of an individual applicant via a thorough background check. This process helps to guarantee a person’s absence of criminal record, and in instances of an existing one, all the details must be listed down and clearly revealed on the PCC of the applicant.

If you are making the necessary preparations for immigration, further studies in UAE, pursuing better career opportunities, or looking for new employment and business ventures, you will no doubt be required to submit a PCC as a mandatory prerequisite no matter which country you move to. Part of the protocol for foreign residents with a valid Residence Permit (that is, those who have been living in UAE for at least 6 months) is to apply for the police clearance status in order to set up a company, create a commercial establishment, open up a private school, perform an exchange of companies, or any other commercial or investment activity in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Police Clearance Certificate?

A UAE Police Clearance Certificate is defined as the official document that serves as proof of an official background check on your profile. This document makes sure that you are cleared of any criminal activity, or if you have a police record, your PCC should clearly show every detail about the said criminal record.


Who is required to submit a UAE Police Clearance Certificate?

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


How long is the process for obtaining a UAE 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.


Can I already start working even if I don’t have a UAE Police Clearance Certificate yet?

A UAE PCC is a mandatory requirement that you will need to secure first before you start working in the country.


Before I apply for a UAE PCC, how long do I have to stay in the country?

If you have stayed in the country for at least 6 months with a valid residence permit, you can then apply for the PCC.


If I am outside the country, can I still apply for the UAE Police Clearance Certificate?

Yes! Afreno makes the process as convenient as possible for you by acting as your representative in UAE.


Who is responsible for getting the Police Clearance Certificate for my employees?

The employer takes charge of preparing the necessary paperwork needed for the processing of the Police Clearance Certificate for all employees.


Can you list down the different countries covered to obtain the UAE 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



Afreno can be fully trusted to help you obtain a UAE Police Clearance Certificate for you and your employees, as well as for your family members. We reliably and efficiently take charge of the whole process for your utmost convenience, beginning by advising you on the various paperwork needed as well as on assisting you with all the required submissions that you need to apply without a hitch. The procedure will also entail expats to provide a good conduct certificate from their own country. With this important document, Afreno can provide accurate and accredited translations into the official language of Arabic and vice versa. Not only do we make sure that all of the translations are done cost-effectively, but we also assist you with the attestation of the relevant documents for validity. 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 when needed.



Because the UAE PCC is a mandatory document in many different countries, it may also have varying names depending on the region. In other countries, this may be dubbed as the judicial record extracts, good conduct certificates, good behaviour certificates, national police history checks, good citizen certificates, police records, behavior certificates, police certificates, or background records.

The PCC has many names but the purpose is still the same. It is official evidence that applicants have no criminal records, and that all such records (such as current criminal proceedings, illegal activities, conviction, and arrest) are duly indicated in the certificate. This is required for immigration, education, employment, marriage, corporate activities, and other establishment proceedings. Afreno can help you complete all the necessities and check if everything is in order before submission to prevent any unnecessary delays and stressful back-and-forth appointments when it comes to submitting requirements from one government authority to the next.



Without a UAE Police Clearance Certificate, it will be very difficult for you to conduct any kind of official activity in the country. This vital piece of paperwork is a major requirement if you are seeking a new job, looking for new investment horizons, searching for greener pastures, you wish to pursue higher education and further studies, or you want to simply expand your business opportunities in the country. You will also need it for marriage, for exchange of companies, for application of residence permits, for founding an organisation, for running an independent school, or for opening a law office.

More importantly, you will need the UAE PCC to help you stay in good standing with the authorities. Both locally and abroad, the UAE Police Clearance Certificate forms part of a profile that guarantees a good status within any social community or network in order to verify your good conduct.



Are you applying for a UAE Kuwait Police Clearance Certificate from within the country? Or are you applying from abroad? Do you need the PCC for immigration, education, or for employment? Have you already been staying in UAE for more than 6 months? If so, you should submit a complete application form as well as submit authorized copies of your passport and residence permit. You will also need a fingerprints certificate and your country of origin’s PCC. These should be attested by your embassy and MOFA, and you will need to provide a full record of all your addresses in UAE along with two photos.

Are you applying for a PCC for employment? Or do you need it for commercial activity purposes? If so, your prospective employer or your official sponsor will need to write a letter to the Director of CEID. This will also entail submitting an academic qualification certificate.



There are many intricacies of the whole submission process when it comes to the UAE Police Clearance Certificate. The PCC that you will be submitting from your own country of origin must be officially attested by MOFA. You will also need a sponsorship transfer application in some cases, and you may also need to provide a no objection letter from your previous employer should this be requested from you.

Afreno has over 10 years of solid, reliable, and consistently top-notch experience in this sector. Because we know the ins and outs of the whole process, and we have in-depth knowledge of how the whole system works in the country, we can guarantee a short turn-around time for your utmost convenience. We help you avoid all the pitfalls like incomplete application forms and lacking requirements, all while performing best practices when submitting requirements to make sure that the whole process is stress-free.