A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) or a criminal records certificate is a document issued to rule out your involvement in criminal activity. This is indeed proof of your good behavior.
In Qatar it is issued by the Criminal Evidence and Information Department referred to as CEID.
These certificates can be obtained by citizens and expats in Qatar. PRO Services also known as mandoob services in Qatar is the most sought-after service to simplify the paperwork involved.
Why do you need PCC?
A PCC has utility within and outside Qatar. It is demanded by employers who would like to have a background check on potential employees. Marriage registration, residency application, Urban Planning and Development Authority exams for engineers and architects, customs clearance, and company establishments are a few examples that demand a PCC within Qatar. If you intend to study, work, or relocate internationally the host country may also demand a PCC for the time you spend in Qatar. Mandoob services in Qatar could help reduce the stress emerging from the complications of these procedures.
Who is eligible to apply?
Remember that PCC is available only to adults who have remained in Qatar for 6 months or more. Adults in this context are those who have reached the age of 18 or more. You also need to have your fingerprints recorded in the Ministry of Interior systems.
To obtain a PCC you need to fill up some forms and submit certain documents along with it. The documents that need to be attached depend on the reason for application, your current place of residence, and your status as a citizen or immigrant.
But some documents are required generally. Let us have a look at these documents:
- A filled and completed application form: There are different forms to be submitted as per your reason for PCC.
- Passport Size photographs: You will need 2 to 3 photographs of 4*6 cm.
- Passport or ID card: A valid copy of old and new passports or an ID card might be needed as demanded for your purpose of application.
- A Formal letter to the Director General of evidence and criminal information: This letter should mention the reasons for which you need a PCC.
These are documents required for most purposes of application for PCC.
In addition, you may require your fingerprint, residence permit, offer letter in case of employment, a letter from your employer addressed to the director of CEID, and PCC from your currently residing country if you are applying for Qatari PCC from outside Qatar. You may refer to CEID or Qatar embassy websites to check the additional documents required.
How to apply for PCC by those who have left Qatar?
You can either come to Qatar on your own or entrust a trusted third party with a power of attorney to apply on your behalf. Qatar embassy in your present place of residence or, mail or post communication with CEID in Qatar are other options which you can pursue. Whatever the means of communication make sure to attach all required documents along with your application. Don’t forget the fee required for PCC from Qatar. It is 10 Qatari Real.
With proper attention, this is something that you can do on your own. However, at times this paperwork will be an extra load for you. Mandoob services in Qatar like Future Line are well set to ease your workload. This will enable you to focus on other important matters.