How to get police clearance certificate in Dubai?
Few employers in Dubai off late have started requesting Police Clearance Certificate in Dubai. This is done to hire an employee who does not have any criminal cases or proceedings lodged against them. I am not surprised though. I was asked by one of my previous employer’s to furnish a Dubai Police Clearance Certificate prior to applying for my residence visa. If you have planned to immigrate to Western Countries, you might also need to get this certificate.
The procedure is not complicated at all.
Here are the steps to get Dubai Police Clearance Certificate:
- You need to approach a typing centre and request them to type a request for Dubai Police Clearance Certificate in ARABIC. (Although the application comes in English, get them typed or written in Arabic). The fees I paid is AED 110/-. If the person at the counter in the Police Station fills up the form, well and good. Do take 2 current photographs with white background. Take Emirates ID if you have one. Also carry original Passport.
- Next you will need to visit the Dubai Police Head Quarters(DPHQ) near Al Mulla Plaza where they will scan your fingerprints and run them through the database. If you have Emirates ID, you will skip this step.
- If you are cleared, All the Best! You will receive your clearance certificate within 2-3 working days.
- Timings to submit the application are from 7:30AM to 2:30PM.
The procedure would have change or might differ from station to station. But this was the procedure I followed.
Location Map of Dubai Police Head Quarters