Apply online for a Good Conduct Certificate. Image Credit: Stock Image

A police clearance certificate (PCC) is a proof of your good conduct. It is available for applicants who are currently residing in the UAE and also for those who are no longer residing in the UAE.

So, what is a PCC?

A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), known also as ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ is a proof of the person’s criminal record or the lack of it in the state in which he/she resides. In the UAE, the certificate is issued by police departments across the UAE and it indicates that the person is not accused or does not have any criminal precedents.

You might need a PCC when you apply internationally for an education programme. Image Credit: Stock Image

How to apply?

The PCC is available for applicants who are currently residing in the UAE, or those who are no longer UAE residents.

You can apply for the certificate online through the Ministry of Interior’s website and/or their smartphone app MOI UAE available on iTunes and Google Play. You can also visit one of the Ministry of Interior’s services centres and get the document done after filling the application form and paying applicable fees through the electronic payment cards.

In Dubai, the service is available through Dubai Police’s website or through the Dubai Police smart app. You can get it offline through the Dubai Police’s offices, check the locations here

The following documents are required:

  • A valid emirates ID card
  • A letter from the beneficiary stating that he/she does not have any pending criminal convictions
  • A recent passport-size photograph
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.

Former UAE residents

If you are no longer a resident of the UAE, you need to get your fingerprint card from the country you are residing in and have it attested by the UAE Embassy there. A fingerprint card is an official report from the police department concerned, which verifies the identity of a person based on his biometrics and decimal fingerprint. Then, you can send your request for PCC online to the Ministry of interior - UAE portal or to Dubai Police at: Police Clearance Certificate

Send it along with the following documents:

  • Fingerprint card approved by the UAE Embassy
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • A copy of your last UAE visa
  • The reason for the application.
You can also fill in a request for a Good Conduct Certificate at any of the Dubai Police or MoI service centers listes in this story. Image Credit: Stock Image
The certificate is issued upon the beneficiary’s request to be submitted to official bodies for many purposes, which include work, study, immigration, obtaining licences and others.

The certificate can be issued in both Arabic and English. Fees differ according to the language, the applicant’s nationality and the applicant’s current place of residence.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the cost for the service is Dh50 for those inside the UAE and Dh100 for those outside the UAE. The certificate is valid for three months.