How to Get a Police Certificate – United Arab Emirates

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Clearance Certificate (issued by Emirates) or Criminal Clearance Certificate (national) or Good Conduct Certificate

How do I get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of the United Arab Emirates:

If you live in the United Arab Emirates:

You may either apply:

  1. In person or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate (see Special notes and considerations for complete list).
  2. or online.

You or your representative must bring:

  • Your Emirates ID card
  • One (4x6 cm) photograph
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of the United Arab Emirates:

You may either apply:

  1. In person if you are back in the UAE or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate (see Special notes and considerations for complete list).
  2. You can apply at the nearest UAE Embassy.

You or your representative must bring:

  • A set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in the  country where you currently reside
  • A copy of your passport and Emirates ID card
  • One (4x6 cm) photograph
  • Applicable fees

If you live in Canada: Please visit the UAE Embassy’s website for more detailed instructions

If you live in the Philippines: Please visit the UAE Embassy in Manila’s website for more detailed instructions

If you are not a citizen of the United Arab Emirates:

If you live in the United Arab Emirates: (for more than 6 months)

You may either apply:

  1. In person or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate (see Special notes and considerations for complete list).
  2. or online.

You or your representative must bring:

  • Your passport and your Emirates ID card
  • A copy of your valid resident visa
  • One (4x6 cm) photograph
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of the United Arab Emirates: (but have lived in the UAE for more than 6 months)

You may either apply:

  1. In person if you are back in the UAE or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate (see Special notes and considerations for complete list)
  2. You can apply at the nearest UAE Embassy
  3. By express mail

You or your representative must bring/send:

  • A set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in the  country where you currently live
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • A copy of your former Emirates ID card
  • A copy of your former residence visa
  • Two (4x6 cm) photographs
  • Applicable fees

If you live in Canada: Please visit the UAE Embassy’s website for more detailed instructions

If you live in the Philippines: Please visit the UAE Embassy in Manila’s website for more detailed instructions

Information and documents you need:

  • Please see above for specifics

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

Note: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

You only need to give one (1) police clearance from any emirate in the UAE

Abu Dhabi
General Police Directorate
Criminal Investigation Section
P.O. Box, 253 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: 971-2- 4461461

Dubai
Police Clearance Certificate
Criminal Investigation Department
Dubai Police General Headquarters
P.O. Box 1493, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: 971-4-6096412/6096841
Email: certificate@dubaipolice.gov.ae

Fujairah
Fujairah Police Department
P.O. Box 5
Fujairah, UAE
Telephone: 971-9-222-4411

Ras Al Kheimah
Ras Al Kheimah Police
P.O. Box 54
Ras Al Kheimah, UAE
Telephone: 971-7-235-6666

Sharjah
Sharjah Police
P.O. Box 29
Sharjah, UAE
Telephone: 971-6-563-3333

Umm AL Quwain
Umm Al Quwain Police Department
P.O. Box 23
Umm Al Quwain, UAE
Telephone: 971-6-765-6662

Ajman
Ajman Police Department
P.O. Box 4
Ajman, UAE
Telephone: 971-6-740-9999

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