How to get a Police Clearance Certificate in Abu Dhabi (2017) – with 2018 updates

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

Hi JM, unfortunately now they will not entertain anybody in any police stations here in auh. After days of processing we finally made it. Just go to any immigration typing center and make a request with a fee of AED 145 and a no objection letter from your sponsor/company. Just make sure that they type all your infos correctly otherwise you need to go back again because your request will be returned for modification. And when you will recieve the approval just go to immigration officers and they will update your number.

For those who doesnt have a driving licence use the MOI app because you cannot acces the Auh police app without it. Goodluck!!

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UPDATE as of February 2018 – Shared by itsmeshey (@SiLlyrehs)

Itsmeshey  – Edit

Hi, update ko lang exempted po ang “lahat” ng mga filipino na in between jobs or may eid. Feb 18 po ipinatupad yan. Feb 20 ako nagpunta sa isa sa typing offices nila. pinakita sakin memo nila, written in arabic nga lang po. Hanggang July po ito dahil pinagiisipan pa ang mas madaling proceso para dito. Pero sa other nationalities na balak o kasalukuyang nasa trabaho ay required po ito.

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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 

From Khaleej Times – Good Conduct Suspended

God bless!


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. 🙂


 

Get 10% OFF for your VISA in VIETNAM

Vietnam is one of the many places that belongs to my bucket list for the ASEAN countries…

As of today, it remains on that list and someday I’ll get the opportunity to get a glance of this place also known as the Land of Hope & Prosperity and/or Land of the Blue Dragon! Even though I haven’t visited this country yet, a few of my friends have been staying in VN for a while, that is why in this blog post, I’m sharing you their “MUST VISIT spots/places/activities in Vietnam”.


But before that, if you are visiting this beautiful country soon and will be needing a visa, look no further, Vietnam-VisaOnline.org offers a 10% Off on your visa application using the below promo code exclusive for #InMyHeartJMKayne♥ readers like you! 🙂


Just use IAMJMKAYNE as you exit your order.


Now, here are my friends’ recommendations in Vietnam!
                   This is in Halong Bay!                                                            While this one is in Ba Na Hill.

Cha-Cha is a friend and a college classmate who has been teaching English in VN for 6 years now. Her recommendations are  Ba Na Hill ( Da Nang), Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Da Lat, Hue.

Check out ChaCha’s Instagram, her handle is @cha_candace.


Tito Benjie, our CFC-FFL Country Coordinator (UAE) has served in Vietnam and he said:

“If you appreciate God’s nature you will love these 3 places:”

  • Halong Bay,
  • Phong Nha-Ke Nang National Park
  • and Dalat.

Top: They’re on the way for a boating trip. | Below Left: Da-lat | Center: Halong Bay | Right: In one of the coffee shops in VN.

A fellow GEOS Angel, Joy is in BMT City (Buon Ma Thout) in Vietnam since 2014 and aside from the beautiful spots, BMT city is the home of their coffee products! What she enjoys most, are the trips she had with her fellow teachers and friends… Her top 2 must try resto/cafe and a province to visit are the following:

  • Trung Nguyen Coffee shop/ resto (Most famous in BMT City with a great view)
  • Small food stalls for Authentic Vietnamese Food found around the city. (It is created to give you a homey-feels)
  • Daklak Province– riding elephants, visit waterfalls and city tour for sightseeing.

Check out more of her VN adventures on her IG @joyapacible


                 A handful of photos from Phil with his adventures in Vietnam!

Finally, my brother from another mother 🙂 Philbert (Bong gu) has been teaching ESL too in VN for a year now and he suggested:

  • The local Puppet Show
  • Bui Vien (Famous Backpacker street in Saigon) and
  • Mekong River Cruise

Oh by the way he has an amazing talent of dressing up Barbie dolls, check out his Instagram @philbertsalve.

So there you go, hope these recommendations entice you to give Vietnam a visit and remember, you can get a 10% Off on your Visa application with Vietnam-VisaOnline.Org and use IAMJMKAYNE as the promo code.

 

God bless!

 

 

 


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3 Reasons to Love BAGAIL’s Clear Tote Bag

Bags are girl’s best friend!

Bags are another girl’s best friend, second to diamonds if I may say. Ask a lady how many bags she has and for sure she’d tell you a number more than 5!  In this blog post, let me introduce BAGAIL.com a fast-growing company for outdoors and travel products. It specializes various bags for men and women. One of their many great product is this 12″ x 12″ x 6″ clear cross-body messenger shoulder zippered bag with adjustable strap travel and gym clear totel bag. 

As a teacher, I am a big fan of big bags but personally this bag’s size and style are perfect for all my books, visual aids and personal materials. This could fit all my purse content, just the way I would want my bag to be. 🙂 Here are my three reasons to love Bagail Clear Tote Bag:

DURABILITY and QUALITY 

When most people thought clear bags are weak… think again! This clear tote bag from Bagail is at it’s standard quality. Made from a 0.4mm thick vinyl, a touch of strong and durable material that is not too thick nor rigid. It has nylon handles that are reinforced and double stitched so you can comfortably carry even heavy loads.

 

FUNCTIONALITY & PERFECT SIZE

The 12 inches high, 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep dimension is a perfect size to hold various stuffs we often bring such as our wallet, camera, keys, cellphone, a bottled water  and more. It can be carried over the shoulder or as a sling bag. It’s highest advantage is the fact that you will not take time searching and struggling when you’re looking for something inside the bag! I for one get annoyed in situations when you’re in a hurry and yet you struggle finding that one item inside our bag! But with this, you could quickly glance & see all in it!

 

FAST TRACK ACCESS during EVENTS

Heading to events? Concerts, parks, casinos or heading to an NFL and PGA Tournaments take a toll of the time to open and close zipped bags for security checking. None the less, with this transparent bag that is stadium approved as per the regulations of clear bags for football games or even airport security that will give you a fast track entrance access. Saves time!

These are just 3 of the many reasons to love this type of bag and for sure you could identify more once you get a hold of it! It’s a perfect see-through bag for everyone. Simple and comfortable.

Oh by the way, this is also a great bag for the beach and any family outings! Not only that, it’s a good storage for makeups and toiletries too!

Bagail also offers a 100% money back guarantee! They are committed to offer the best products and a full refund in case this bag doesn’t meet your demands.

What do you think? Would you love having one? Check out this clear tote bag and more designs such as travel bags on BAGAIL.com.

 

God Bless!

 

 


This post is sponsored by Bagail.com. All opinions are 100% by yours truly.