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Hutchy

UAE Police good conduct certificate

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Hi everyone,

We are just starting our PR application process, and having lived and work in Dubai up until 2013 I am required to produce a 'good conduct certificate' from the UAE, specifically Dubai. There is an online application process which appears to be only valid for folks who have a current UAE bank account and valid UAE ID, which of course doesn't apply to us any more. Calls to the UAE consulate and emails directly to the service have so far gone unanswered (at least with any information on a workaround) so was hoping someone here has been through the same process. The only option at the moment appears to be to fly up to DXB and do it in person!

Any pointers gratefully received...thanks Hutchy.

 

 

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On 12/07/2018 at 10:47, Hutchy said:

Hi everyone,

We are just starting our PR application process, and having lived and work in Dubai up until 2013 I am required to produce a 'good conduct certificate' from the UAE, specifically Dubai. There is an online application process which appears to be only valid for folks who have a current UAE bank account and valid UAE ID, which of course doesn't apply to us any more. Calls to the UAE consulate and emails directly to the service have so far gone unanswered (at least with any information on a workaround) so was hoping someone here has been through the same process. The only option at the moment appears to be to fly up to DXB and do it in person!

Any pointers gratefully received...thanks Hutchy.

 

 

Hi Hutchy,

I went through the process back in 2015 from Melbourne. UAE embassy in Canberra was estimating at least 3 months of turnaround time (and no guarantees) from application submission. If my memory serves well, this is how I did it:

- Downloaded application forms of criminal antecedents clearance certificate from embassy's website in Canberra

- Organized to give finger prints (one of the downloaded forms is for this purposes) with Public Enquires Service, Criminal Records Branch Victorian Police in Melbourne

Original finger prints certificates authenticated by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Legalization fee of 190 AUD (money order), passport size photographs, passport copies (current & old) of all applicants, copies of all UAE residence visas and a prepaid self-addressed return envelop was sent to UAE embassy in Canberra

Request to UAE embassy was to only legalize original finger prints certificates and send them back to me. Once received back I sent all necessary documents to my ex PRO in Dubai. He helped in getting the police clearing certificates directly, this saved lot of time and money, all process took approximately 6 weeks

Certificate's validity is 3 months only. I am not sure if above process is changed now but please do check

Hope it helps

 

 

 

 

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FireBlade, thanks for that, and apologies for the late response. 

This is indeed useful, but we are hearing that the process has changed and it can all be done online - info direct from the horse's mouth. We've also been advised by our lawyer that we will need to wait to ask for the clearance as the visa application is taking so long the clearance will be out of date by the time its reviewed. All good fun...

Thanks again, and cheers, Hutchy. 

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Hi, I've just been through the process. There's loads of conflicting info on line but here's what worked for me (bearing in mind that I think this only applies if you have an Emirates ID number).

Go to the UAE Ministry of Interior website, click Important Services, then Criminal Record Certificate for Clients Outside Country. Fill in your details including your Emirates ID number, pay the fee (just over 100 dirhams), and in about 24 hours they'll email the certificate to you.

I lived in Dubai which wasn't an option in the drop-down menu when I was doing my application, but I selected Abu Dhabi (where I never lived) and it didn't make any difference. An employee of the consulate in Melbourne told me to do that.

So if you've got an Emirates ID number, you don't need fingerprints, verification of documents, snail mail, etc. It was very straight forward in the end once I knew what to do.

By the way, my wife lost her Emirates ID number. She called Dubai Police and after being passed around to a few different people, they finally gave her number to her over the phone! Hope the above is helpful for people.

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Thanks a lot - very timely. We are literally at the point in the process and applying for the clearance today! The only issue we have now is that we don’t have a credit card from the UAE now, and have fixed that up via a mate living there and using his. We’ll see how we go!

Cheers, Hutchy. 

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On 23/03/2019 at 10:53, DubDbxMel said:

Hi, I've just been through the process. There's loads of conflicting info on line but here's what worked for me (bearing in mind that I think this only applies if you have an Emirates ID number).

Go to the UAE Ministry of Interior website, click Important Services, then Criminal Record Certificate for Clients Outside Country. Fill in your details including your Emirates ID number, pay the fee (just over 100 dirhams), and in about 24 hours they'll email the certificate to you.

I lived in Dubai which wasn't an option in the drop-down menu when I was doing my application, but I selected Abu Dhabi (where I never lived) and it didn't make any difference. An employee of the consulate in Melbourne told me to do that.

So if you've got an Emirates ID number, you don't need fingerprints, verification of documents, snail mail, etc. It was very straight forward in the end once I knew what to do.

By the way, my wife lost her Emirates ID number. She called Dubai Police and after being passed around to a few different people, they finally gave her number to her over the phone! Hope the above is helpful for people.

Hi,

Just landed on this topic through google search. I am applying for PCC for citizenship application and need the MOI PCC. I applied online and got the PCC emailed to me in 2 hours after I paid the fees. 

However, the PCC does not have department stamp and there is a big red box/ stamp saying "Refer to "Please refer to the UAE diplomatic mission abroad...." 

Not sure if this will work or not? Was your PCC similar and what did you use it for?

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Hi all,

Getting the certificate was easy for us in the end - the main issue was not having a credit card in the UAE, but a friend resident in Dubai helped us out there. After filling in the form on the Dubai Police website and paying the fee the clearance was received within a couple of days. 

There is an app as well which I’m told is even easier, and a credit card issued anywhere in the GCC is ok to use. 

Thanks for all the previous advice - much appreciated. 

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On 23/04/2019 at 01:59, malisajj said:

Hi,

Just landed on this topic through google search. I am applying for PCC for citizenship application and need the MOI PCC. I applied online and got the PCC emailed to me in 2 hours after I paid the fees. 

However, the PCC does not have department stamp and there is a big red box/ stamp saying "Refer to "Please refer to the UAE diplomatic mission abroad...." 

Not sure if this will work or not? Was your PCC similar and what did you use it for?

hi , i have the same issue. is it okay or what can we do to remove that red stamp?

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Hi,

My certificate has the red stamp. This caused no issues with my PR application. 

I used an Australian (i.e. non UAE) credit card, also with no issues.

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