A Police Clearance Certificate in Qatar or a Good Conduct Certificate is a document that attests that you (the applicant) has no criminal record and is issued by the Criminal Evidence and Information Department (CEID). In the case of the applicant having a criminal record, the certificate will list all the relevant details pertaining to the record. Once you have filed all documents needed for application it will take 5-7 business days to receive your PCC.
Obtaining a PCC is required by law if you wish to establish a company in Qatar. In order to file for a PCC, you must have been an expat, who has lived in Qatar for a minimum of 6 months. If you are currently not in Qatar to file the application you may send in a registered agent on your behalf. Here at S&F Consulting, we provide officially registered agents who can apply and complete your registration on your behalf. At S&F Consulting, your happiness and satisfaction are our highest priorities and as such we strive to deliver the best service we can And you also need to know about computer card Qatar. Alternatively, you may make arrangements to also file for a PCC from the Qatar Embassy in your country of residence. Afterwards, you will need to submit all relevant documents to begin the process.
In order to have a successful application to obtain the Police Clearance Certificate in Qatar, ensure you have the following documents ready at hand:
- Filled in application form
- Document of fingerprints (needs to be officially attested by embassy of your country of origin)
- Official Passport copy
- Official Residence Permit copy
- Addresses and duration of stay of all places of residence in Qatar.
- 2 photographs (4 x 6 cm)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs certified PCC from country of origin
- A letter from your company that sponsors you
Once you have filed for your application and have submitted these documents, you will be directed to pay for the application process and after the proof of payment is verified, you should be issued your PCC within 5-7 business days, provided that all documents have been submitted correctly.
Do note that QR 10 is charged per application.
If you are feeling apprehensive or are having doubts about the process, do consider calling or contacting one of our friendly customer service agents. They will be more than happy to provide you advice with whatever questions you have and all advice is completely free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a relatively low-cost registration as only QR 10 is charged per application.
If you have submitted all documents accurately, it will only take between 5-7 business days for you to be issued your PCC.
The PCC registration is handled by the Criminal Investigations Department of Qatar, which is a subdivision of the Ministry of Interior in Qatar. Besides the PCC, you may also approach this division if you are having any other legal issues during your stay in Qatar.
You may read an in depth guideline of what services the CID provides in Qatar over here.