Police Clearance Certificate

1) Getting the Fingerprints attested from the UAE Consulate

In order to get a police clearance certificate from any Emirate of UAE, the candidate has to get his fingerprints attested in black ink by the local police station of his city, then by the Ministry of Home of his state and then by the Ministry of External Affairs of India. The address of their Delhi office is Consular Section, Patiala House, Tilak Marg, near India Gate. Other offices of the Ministry of External Affairs are in Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The candidate can also directly approach the Fingerprint Cell in Patiala House to get his fingerprints done. Attested finger prints are then to be submitted in the UAE Embassy (either by himself, or through his blood relatives, or through any of our authorized agents) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Rs.3,750/- is the fee per certificate IN CASH, and the document would be returned back on the same day, between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

2) Sending the Attested Fingerprints to UAE

Once you have received the attested fingerprints back from the Agent, you have to send them to the appropriate agency in the UAE. Please include the following items.

  • The fingerprint form legalized by the UAE Consulate
  • A copy of your previous residence permit in the UAE
  • A copy of your recent passport
  • Two colored passport-size photographs
  • Any required fees (depends on jurisdiction)
Send your packet to the concerned Ministry of Interior agencies below. Before sending the documents, please call the UAE Office to receive information on required fees, and to make sure you're sending them to the appropriate jurisdiction.

General Department of Criminal Investigation

Permits and Certificates Section
Dubai Police General H.Q
P.O.B: 1493
Dubai, U.A.E
Tel: 971-4-2013484 / 2013564
Fax: 971-4-2171512 / 2660151
Email: certificate@dubaipolice.gov.ae
Website: http://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae
Police Department - Abu Dhabi
P.O.B: 398
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Tel: 971-2-4414666
Fax: 971-2-4414938
Website: http://www.adpolice.gov.ae

Sharjah Police
Website: http://www.shjpolice.gov.ae

We suggest sending the documents to a friend in the UAE, so that your friend can obtain the certificate from the Police Department on your behalf. This will greatly reduce the processing time compared to sending the documents directly to the Police Department.