Police Clearance Certificate (PPC) is a good conduct certificate for an individual taken from your home country or overseas if you have stayed in that country for a while.
Just like me – been in Abu Dhabi for almost 9 years now. In the Philippines, this is pretty much the version of our NBI Clearance.
PPC is usually needed for new employments in government or semi-government companies, so as some other private companies. Some use it for immigration purposes to a few European countries, Australia, 🇦🇺 Ireland, 🇮🇪 and Canada🇨🇦.
Getting one here in Abu Dhabi is easy. There are 2 options:
Option 1: Online. – You can either log in to MOI website (www.moi.gov.ae) or download their app.
This will require you to log in with your Emirates ID, Activate it via your mobile number (in my case, my number was not updated, that’s why I opt to option 2) and then you Fill up the form. Finally, you pay for the cost. Since I haven’t tried this option, I am not sure if the certificate will be released right then and there. Nevertheless according to what I’ve read in some other blogs; it is released right away.
Option 2: In Person. You need to visit Khalidiya Police Station (or any other nearby Police Station).
You enter the station & the reception will guide you. You need to present only your Emirates ID and a number will be given to you.
The queue wasn’t that long, 3-4 persons were ahead of me and in no time my number (C-045) was served! The counters are not the usual counter we find in service centers, instead, it’s an open room where you could comfortably seat (although the stay is short) I guess I spent about 5 minutes only.
What is required.
- Emirates ID
- Debit/Credit card for a payment of 54/- AED
The only requirement is Emirates ID. Although personally I have prepared a *copy of the E-Id, my *passport (original) and *copies of the main page & visa page). *These are just optional, I’ve read it in some web pages, so I tried to be ready with these papers. Just in case you know…
Debit/Credit card 💳 is mandatory. As I noticed they don’t accept cash payments. Therefore make sure you have your card with you.
At the counter, you give your queue number & Emirates ID. The personnel then will fill your data on the system & asks you for your debit/credit card for the payment. At the same time, he/she will also ask for the purpose why you need the PPC. After that, she’ll give you the receipt with the reference number and will advise you when to go back to claim your certificate. In my case, I can take it the next day. So basically it’s just one day. But for others, it may take 2-3 days.
Overall I would say I spent less than an hour in doing this process. Isn’t it convenient!?! Thumbs up 👍🏼to Abu Dhabi/UAE for making this process quicker! I do hope that the Philippines🇵🇭 will have such capacity to process any government documents with one ID! Rather than a paper 📝 of this and another paper for that, photo here and a copy of this there … etcetera. Someday, in God’s perfect time I know that “change” will happen too!
Hope this post helps you!
Collection: Since I applied on a weekend (Thursday), my collection schedule is Sunday.
This one took me almost an hour. Only one counter was opened doing all the processes, I arrived at 9:30 and got my paper at 10:25 am.
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UPDATE as of January 2018 – Shared by Chris
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UPDATE as of February 2018 – Shared by itsmeshey (@SiLlyrehs)
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UPDATE as of 31 March 2018 – Shared by TIN
Tin – March 31, 2018 at 10:01 AM
(in Reply to Rommel’s comment) . . . Sa may Mussafah Police Station ako nag asikaso isang araw lang. Lapit lang un sa dalma mall walking distance pagbaba ng bus stop dun. Dala ko present id,copy of previous eid,offer letter saka debit card,in some cases hinahanap din NOC. May case na walang present id (as visit visa) pero may kopya ng dating eid plus dinala din nya pati form ng pagkuha ng id nya dati gang pagcancel,for supporting document na may record na sya dito sa uae. In fairness 1 day lang din naayos tyempuhan lang din yata kaya sabayan lagi ng prayer lam naman natin bilis mag iba ng rules. Andun din typing center sa loob mismo na mag aupdate ng number or maggagawa ng request. Mabait mga police laloy nasa reception un muna unang kakausapin. Naka 200 yata ako kaya better bus lang pagpunta tipid hehe sa may gold center abangan. D masamang magtry…
And nakuha ko na nga din palay sakin sa email bago matapos yung 24 hrs kaya d nako bumalik. Lam ko 2 days pinakamatagal na release kaya pag wala pa within that time better bumalik sa typing center na nag asikaso sayo baka may namaling infos lalo nay email kaya dpa dumadating. Baka lang po.
UPDATE as of 01 APRIL 2018
NOTE: Please read the UPDATES according to dates that I added. To help you find it easier, I have asked permission from those who commented below to add it up in the main blog post. :)