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!
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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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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.