How to Apply for a Police Clearance in Abu Dhabi 2012

The Abu Dhabi Police Clearance is also known as the Good Conduct Certificate.

I have no direct affiliation with the Abu Dhabi Police but this is the process I followed on February 2012 when I needed a Police Clearance for employment:

1. Purchase an E-Dirham card from any NBAD branches. AED 60.00 for Police Clearance application or ask how much the fee is, in case the price changed.

UPDATE: Debit card and credit card are acceptable.

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2. Get a Letter of Request provided by the company asking for the police clearance. This is in Arabic.

3. Attach your UAE ID Card. Passport with visa, ID photos and fingerprints are not needed.

4. Go to the Police Station in Salam St. They close at 1:00 PM. Personal appearance is not needed. A proxy can go for you.

UPDATE: Alternative is Al Shabeeya Police Station in Najda – Timing 7:30 AM -12 noon.

5. Your Police Clearance will be delivered to you after one week, or you can pick it up at the post office when you receive the Empost text message.

Your Emirates ID card makes everything easier.

To know more, go to the AD Police website here.

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82 thoughts on “How to Apply for a Police Clearance in Abu Dhabi 2012

  1. Is it really r
    Necessary to get the letter of your employer? Hope we can have options for that. We all knew that most of the employer don’t care about there Staffs. Hope we can have some options..

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    1. HI, I agree with your post. I used the AD Police Mobile Apps. But I think the charges are more expensive now. (I will be charged for the Good conduct certificate 100AED, Translation 100 AED, and Empost Delivery 13AED.) No options of taking it personally in the Police Station.

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  2. I just did mine a few days ago. As of July 2014, the process is very simple, so let me help others out as well :

    1) Go to the online application located at : https://es.adpolice.gov.ae/gccr/MainPage.aspx?Culture=en&&PC=ENConditions.aspx&tlt=Conditions%20to%20apply

    2) Click the link that says “Apply New Application” on the top right side

    3) Enter in all the details for your Emirates ID, Passport and Visa numbers

    4) Tick the option for “English Translation & Attestation” so that you can get an English certificate (not Arabic)

    5) Once you are done and have submitted the form, it will generate an automatic token number.

    6) Witihin 24 hours you will receive an SMS from Abu Dhabi Police that it has been approved (or rejected).

    7) Go to any of the police stations listed at https://es.adpolice.gov.ae/gccr/PrintingSitesEn.aspx to collect the certificate. I recommend Khalidiya Police Station (opposite Buteen Co-Op Supermarket) as there are large number of English speaking staff there.

    8) You will need to carry a credit or debit card as well as cash. They will charge around 57 Dhirams on the credit/debit card as well as collect 100 Dhirams as cash for the translation. They didn’t even collect my ID photocopies as everything must be online. But i recommend you keep copies with you in case they need it.

    I didn’t have to submit any letter or request forms (like some people told me). Thanks to the UAE Government for efficient and excellent service !!

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  3. Hi paano p pla Kung wla akong letter galling ng company ko makakakuha pa rin po b Ako at ilang Arawa ko pong makukuha salamat po

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  4. hi makakakuha po ba ako ng police clerance kahit hindi pa po ako nag-aapply sa canada? andito po ako ngaun sa abu dhabi at next month uuwi na po aq.,sa pilipinas.., can someone answer me please…!! thanks..

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    1. oo makaka kuha ka naman pero kung uuwi ka sa pinas then if apply ka sa canada depende kung kailan nila ask yung police clearance usualy kailangan police clearance pag application for permanent residence kana at mag ask sila ng panibagong least p.clearance

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  5. Kailangan q po ng police clearance from uae for applying canada visa.. Nsa akin po ung emerates i.d q nung nagwowork p po aq s abu dhabie. Kailangan q po b ang emerates id or fingerprints? And2 n po aq s hk ngaun. Tnx po

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    1. You have to go to HK Police station and do the needful. It should be attested by UAE Embassy in HK then send with the application form filled by you and photocopies of passport/UAE visa, Emirates ID, 2 photographs. Hope this helps.

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  6. Hi, I do it online but does anyone here know how many days will it take? And also in the online there’s no payment yet, Someone told me that the payment will be in police station once it is approved but is it ok that only my friend will go there to pick up? please let me know.

    thank you in advance

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  7. Hello , I have been offered a job in Abu Dhabi in Tourism field and I have signed the offer at the beginning of march 2013 , now it has been almost three months while my CID is being processed , and every week i get a message from the company telling me that my clearance is still in progress , I have refused all the other offers while am waiting , but cant tell for sure if I am gonna get this approval , after 3 months !!!! Is there a way i can follow up on my CID other than contacting my company ???? please let me know if you have a similar situation …… Thank you :S

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  8. I lost my emirates id copy and i dont know the number as well , now i need it as soon as possible , do emirates id authority provide for me if i send them my passport copy and visa copy from abu dhabi ,

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  9. hi there, is it really necessary to present a letter request from the company to apply for police clearance beacuse the agency requesting for it is in the Philippines.
    Can i also get police clearance for my husband without his personal appearance. Thanks for the king reply!

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    1. Hi, thanks for dropping by. I don’t really know the process for special cases. It would be better if you call the police station to ask, maybe they have another process if the request is from another country.

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    1. Hi, I’m not really familiar with their processes. It would be better for you to call the police station for more information as I do not have authority over this matter. Hope you get answers.

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    2. vlady same aq sa situation mo, nakakuha ka po ng police clearance.., paano po? pwede walang request letter?

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  10. Rigth now this is my problem my PRO is giving me hard time to barrow my passport id or emerates id im living for a work to Kuwait the only remaining documents of mIne is the police clearance hope tomorow my PRO HELP me sometimes why when you are living a company they give you hard time,thank you for your help and info?

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    1. Hi Larry, it’s the sad but true fact of life. That’s what most companies do when employees are leaving. You just have to wisely choose your steps and keep on pressing. Hope by this time you’re all fine, moved out and settled in.

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  11. hi. for those who worked previously in uae and now reside somewhere. this info is from abu dhabi police website.

    Applying from outside the state
    Getting the finger print from police department and attested from U.A.E embassy where the applicant lives
    Passport photo copy of applicant with previous visa
    The application send to Abu Dhabi police head quarter P.O 253 finger print department.Abu Dhabi police.Abu Dhabi
    The certificate will be sent through air mail to applicant
    Arabic language certificate cost 80 DHs(50 certificate fee + 30 DHs fee of fast mail)
    100 DHs Extra fee for accreditation and translation to English.
    For more enquires please call :0097124194521

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  12. will there be difference if i get the police clearance either by dubai or abudhabi? if i dont have a credit card, what other method can i use for paying?

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  13. I followed & took the advice of Ajwanth. Yes, the Al Shabeeya Police Station in Najda is quick and will only take a few minutes as long as you have all the required documents. For my application, they just wanted a scanned copy of the passport with stamped UAE visa, copy of my Emirates ID, and the letter given by my employer in Arabic translation. For the payment, they will not accept cash but only a Visa credit card (I had a Mastercard credit card, but they said they prefer Visa). If you do not have a credit card, then before going to the Police Station, you must already have with you the E-Dirham card.

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    1. The letter of employer really needed or do we have an option. We knew most of the employer don’t care about there staff.hope we have option.thanks

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  14. hi. i want to help my friend to get police clearance in abu dhabi. she’s in Denmark now and she apply for Canada. the Canadian Embassy need police clearance in Abu Dhabi which she included also to her previous jobs. what will i do to process her police clearance? what documents i need? thank you. God Bless..

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  15. i just wanna ask about my situation,i need to apply a police clearance here in abu dhabi,but this is my problem now,i just resign last month to my prevoius job,and now my previous company took my original passport and my emirates id,what will i do now to apply for this police clearance,but i have photo copy all of my passport and emirates id,do you think they will accept even if it is xerox copy only,,shall i know what what am i supposed to do,,thank you..

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  16. i wanted to get the police clearance, since i am on husband visa .. i need to know what kind of letter do i have ro prepare. can someone answer me please.

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  17. I already apllied for police clearance certificate on 06 sept 2012.i submited all the necessary documen.they return back mpost receipt(aed 50) and payment form.still waiting for certificate.can any one tell me whenj i will get certificae and what i have to do to get it back.

    Thanks

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    1. prem i am also waiting for my police clearance certificate a company which provide me offer letter they have applied for my certificate and i am also waiting for this so did you asked from them after how many days u will get this?

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  18. i got a job in adnh and they provide me offer letter and also they required cid clearance certificate and they have applied for my clearance certificate and they told me you have to wait until we dont receive cid clearance certificate.my question is this anybody have experience in this field?and now its gona 10 days but no answer from company.i would like to know what is this cid clearance certificate and what they search and look for verification and how many time and days they take for this i am still worried cuz i dont have a job and my visa is going to expire and still no answer from company about cid clearance if anybody know about this please kindly suggest to me.

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    1. I’m not sure if CID is the same with Police Clearance. But if the company applies for this, you have nothing else to do but wait :( And that’s the sad think because they rarely update you or tell you a time frame. You can call again and tell the HR about your dilemma of expiring visa. I Hope all goes well.

      If anybody knows about this, do leave a message :)

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  19. Hi there, my new employer in Seychelles requested to have the police clearance certificate. Now, my question is that I have no letter from the company as none of the party is aware of this. The letter of request as you mentioned earlier has to be written in Arabic only ? What kind of information should be included in there.

    Thanks a lot for your info.

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    1. Hi, as much as I’d like to help, my knowledge ends only in companies hiring within the UAE because the letter of request is basic in applying for a police clearance. I think the best you can do is call the police station and inquire about this and what is supposed to be written in the letter.

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  20. i’m in the philippines now since aug. 2010. The canadian embassy is requiring me a police certificate during my stay in uae. How can i secure police certificate if i am in the philippines?

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    1. If you have relatives or friends here, it would be better if they do the application for you. I’m not sure about the process but inquiring from the station might answer your query.

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  21. i needed a police clearance for the canadian embassy. i went to shabeya police station but, apparently, their machines aren’t working. so they told me to go to madina police station. they only needed copies of my passport, visa, and emirates id. i paid 53aed for the certificate thru e-dirham; 100aed cash for english translation; 15aed cash for empost courier. hopefully delivery wouldn’t take long.

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  22. im very much disappointed the way these process go through. I thought this is how easy as it is. First they give me a date for the release of my police clearance in shabeya police station, on the released date they ask me to wait for a couple of minutes just to find out their system is not working after that they give me an referral in mena police station. Without informing anybody that the mena police station has been transferred already to the opposite side of Abu dhabi cooperatve supermarket. Although i was already late for a couple of minute for the releasing of certificate still they give me a chance and i showed up the receipt i had from the payment of this certificate. Guess what happened??… The certificate is still not process this will be finish “after next next week”.. it means this take two weeks processing…what a mess?

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  23. Hi, my husband work in Abu Dhabi last 2007-2009 then when recession come, he lost his job. After a month he find a job in Dubai and they gave working visa, but unfortunate he only work for 5 months, he go to Philippines for vacation and he will not come back again in dubai. My question is can we get police clearance even he will not finish hes contract in his employer?.. where we going to apply for his police clearance in Abu dhabi or Dubai?.. thank for your response!

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    1. The first question will be ”what is the police clearance for?”

      Generally, the company/person requesting for the clearance should state where the clearance should come from. most of the time it’s the current residency or the last job residency.

      Like when my company required it, they specifically stated ”police clearance if resident of abu dhabi. Those who didn’t reside in abu dhabi didn’t need to show a police clearance.

      The best answer is to ask the requesting party where the clearance should come from..

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  24. How about applying for a police certificate from abu dhabi but im here now in new zealand?is there an online application form for this

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  25. Hi! I just want to ask if could have the contact no. Of the police station in the al shabeeya-Najda st.? I got so many questions to ask. Thank you so much.

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  26. Hi ..Thanks for the information..Only it has been simplified further.Applied for mine today. Work timings-7.30-12pm. Location:Al Shabeeya police Station,Najda St. Document to carry-Emirates Id, or original passport. Method-pay 56Dhms using E-Dirham card or debit card or credit card.Collect payment receipt and come back in 3 days to collect the Certificate. No crowd, no hassle. Its the first time I had a wonderful experience and a smiling person service in a Police station.

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  27. Hi, what if you ar ein the Philippines and you need to submit the form, is it okay to have a representative or should they courier it to the Police Authority Dept of Abu Dhabi? Thanks!

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    1. Police clearance is only applicable for people residing in the UAE.

      If you are holding a resident visa in the UAE and you are in the Philippines only for vacation, yes, your representative can go apply for the permit in the Police department provided that she/he has your ID card. They the police dept will courier it to you within the region.

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