Getting a Police Clearance Certificate

Getting a Police clearance Certificate when leaving KSA is an essential, for travelling and getting settled in other countries. The clearance certificate is a must when you have to travel to European countries and work there. There law requires that you provide them with any criminal record or activity of the past that they should know of. Getting the certificate isn’t an easy task when it comes to finalizing your record. Try getting the certificate by yourself before you leave the Kingdom because the procedure gets a little less hectic for that.

Procedure to get the Police Clearance Certificate in KSA

  1. Contact your Embassy and apply for an endorsement letter. You will be provided with a standard format that you may use for the application. Submit the required documents (filled application form, paid fee, copies of Iqama) to the Embassy. The procedure takes around a week or two depending on the applications and workload.
  2. After receiving the letter from the Embassy you will visit MOFA with the received letter of endorsement from your Embassy. The letter will be attested and you will be asked to pay SR 100/- as part of the attestation charges.
  3. When the letter is attested by MOFA you will take the documents to the Police station along with the GRO (Government Relations Officer) of your company.
  4. Before going to the station make sure that you have your Finger Prints scanned and that all the above mentioned steps are executed without issues.
  5. You will be provided with an expected date from the Police Station of getting the Clearance Certificate ready.

If you are wondering which stations to visit then:

Jeddah – Behind Islamic Development Bank

Riyadh – Near Deera Court

Dammam – Opposite to the Governor House

These branches have the offices for getting the certification ready in the stations so it is better to visit these when you are about to get one.

Once you have received the certification, visit MOFA for the final attestation and then get it translated in English for future purposes.

  • Ei Ar

    Hi,

    Anyone who knows how long does it take for the police celarance certificate to be attested by MOFA? And what are the requirements? Thank you.

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  • Thalur Manoj Muthanna

    I need a help from you friends, please spare some time with me. i am goin on exit this month, And i need Saudi PCC, yesterday i got my Endorsement letter from Indian Embassy.
    So, Today i had been to MOFA when i showed the letter they didn’t understand so i said stamping they told me to pay 30 riyals online and to come with the slip. am i goin on right procedure, if not plz correct me
    And please let me know as explained above they are saying 100 riyals has to be paid and form has to be filled and given back. where i will be given form to fill and where they will take 100 riyals. whether after taking token and goin to counter.?
    And please let me know how to pay these amounts online.
    what exactly we are doing is it attestation of the endorsement letter or we are applying for PCC in MOFA. as u have experienced please share the procedures. its urgent i got 2.5 weeks time to get it done. And im worried.

    thanks in advance.

    • Mohammed Taqiuddin

      did u manage to get the PCC? can you please tell us the exact steps?

    • Anil

      First u have to pay in online for document attestation visit mofa website, then only they will accept it. In my case I didn’t payed online and I visited Khobar mofa they told me need to pay online. In Khobar mofa some Saudis are in parking lot only for this online payment.They can help.so no need to worry. After online payed we ll get printout. Then submit on mofa counter.Suerly they ll accept it..

  • Harun Krishna

    Hai friends
    Who is tha GRO mentioned in the procedure. .? Is it is the company PRO .?

  • Koreano Ako

    Hi, do we really need to go back to MOFA for PCC attestation? Is it really required? Pls help. Thanks