How to procure a police clearance certificate in Qatar

How to procure a police clearance certificate in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is a document which is issued by the Criminal Evidence and Information Department (CEID), indicating if the applicant has any criminal record.

The PCC is generally required when traveling abroad, immigration, getting married, or when applying for a new position in a company.

This document becomes mandatory when establishing a company, organization, or a lawyer’s office. Moreover, you will be required to procure this document for veterinarian and independent school licenses and for the exchange of companies.

A PCC can be acquired rather easily as long as you have the documents required and has been simplified over the years with the introduction of the Metrash2 app.

If the Metrash2 app is unable to meet your needs, you may be required to fill the application for a police clearance certificate along with the necessary documents.

The following are the documentation requirements for different PCC scenarios. Also, note that there is a QAR 10 fee when applying for the PCC.

Education and Immigration Purposes

If you are living in Qatar, you will be required to present a valid copy of your QID.

In the case you are not in Qatar, you can apply once you are back in the country or send a representative who has a power of attorney that states that person will act on your behalf in obtaining the PCC. In this case, along with the power of attorney your representative will bring a valid copy of your ID card.

Another alternative is to send a letter to the nearest Qatar Embassy stating the need for the PCC.

Expats who have been living in Qatar for over six months can also apply for the PCC either directly or through a representative who has a power of attorney that states that person will act on your behalf in obtaining the PCC.
In such a case, the representative will bring the following required documents for attaining the PCC.

  1. Completed application form
  2. A valid copy of your residence permit
  3. A valid copy of your passport
  4. Original fingerprints document certified/attested by your country’s Embassy
  5. Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  6. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)
  7. Completed application form
  8. A valid copy of your residence permit
  9. A valid copy of your passport and
  10. Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  11. Original fingerprints document certified/attested by your country’s Embassy
  12. PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  13. Sponsor letter from the company
  14. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

Expats who are no longer in Qatar

Expats who have stayed longer than six months but have left Qatar can also apply for the PCC by either visiting Qatar and applying directly or by sending a representative who has the power of attorney that states that person will apply on your behalf in obtaining the PCC.

Alternatively, you can visit the nearest Qatar embassy or apply through mail/post to the CEID in Qatar with the following documents.

  1. Completed application form
  2. copy of your expired residence permit
  3. A valid copy of your passport
  4. Evidence of your first entry in Qatar and you exit from the country
  5. Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  6. Full set of original fingerprints as a document certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Qatari Embassy in the country of your current residence
  7. PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  8. Letter with the reason for which you need the PCC
  9. 3 photographs (4 x 6 cm)
  10. Completed application form
  11. A valid copy of ID
  12. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

Employment PCC

The following are the documents required when applying for the PCC under work placement.

For Qatari citizens

  1. Completed application form
  2. Offer letter from the employer addressed to the Director of CEID
  3. Academic qualification certificate
  4. No objection letter certificate from the previous employer (if applicable)
  5. Offer letter from the employer addressed to the Director of CEID
  6. Academic qualification certificate
  7. No objection letter certificate from the previous employer (if applicable)
  8. Sponsorship transfer application attested by the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs (for men)
  9. PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  10. Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  11. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

For Expats in Qatar

  1. Offer letter from the employer addressed to the Director of CEID
  2. Academic qualification certificate
  3. No objection letter certificate from the previous employer (if applicable)
  4. Sponsorship transfer application attested by the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs (for men)
  5. PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  6. Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  7. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

Other PCCs

One will require the following documents to apply for the PCC for marriage, business, the establishment of an association or private institution, brokers, the opening of a law firm, exchange of companies, and license for veterinarian and independent schools.

For Qatari citizens

  1. Completed application form
  2. A valid copy of ID
  3. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

For Expats in Qatar

  1. Completed application form
  2. A valid copy of your residence permit
  3. A valid copy of your passport and
  4. Full addresses and time period stayed of all places you have resided in Qatar
  5. Original fingerprints document certified/attested by your country’s Embassy
  6. PCC from your country or embassy attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all concerned authorities of your country.
  7. Sponsor letter from the company
  8. 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)

For more information, you can contact CEID at +974 450 8666 or by emailing ceid@moi.gov.qa.

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