The procedure in order to receive your Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from the UAE and Qatar is complicated in comparison with similar procedures in other countries.
Hereby we provide you with a short roadmap how to receive your PCC from the United Arabic Emirates and Qatar:
Documents you need for the PCC application:
* Fingerprint cards approved by the UAE Embassy/Qatar Embassy
* Two recent passport-sized photos
* A copy of your valid passport
* A copy of you latest UAE/Qatar Visa
* Reason for the PCC application
When you are not located in the UAE/Qatar anymore the PCC application has a few steps extra to take, unlike when you are still located in the UAE/Qatar.
Have your fingerprints taken at an accredited fingerprinting agency that operates from an office making use of professional equipment and suitable sanitary.
Make sure you have all the required documentation and that your personal information and fingerprints as provided by the fingerprinting agency are correct.
The Fingerprint agency will complete the fingerprint cards and declaration of identity towards the application.
When you have your fingerprints taken, the next step is to legalize the signatures on the document at a notary. The fingerprint agency will make an appointment at the notary for this legalization.
With the legalized documents you need to go to Court in the Netherlands for a verification and legalization of the notary.
After the approval from the Court the documents need to go to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs for a complete legalization.
When you have received the legalization from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs, you can contact the UAE/Qatar Embassy in the Hague, they will attest the documents and give you an approval to start the PCC application.
What is a notary legalization?
Legalization is the process wherein the authenticity of documents is acknowledged by a (international) authority or organization.
In case you need to use official documents abroad they will have to confirm to international formalities and requirements. The signature(s) that validate the documents are declared valid and true by a higher official governmental entity.
Simplified; The legalization of documents is nothing more that the undersigning and content of a specific document is declared valid by one or more higher official entities
Documents that are signed by a notary will have to be validated by a higher authority such as a court, ministry of foreign affairs or Embassy. In case the requesting country is a member of the “apostille treaty” a required document will have to be accompanied by a apostille from the Dutch court.
* bron: www.cibtvisas.nl
In case the above still doesn’t cover your questions you could, after step 2, use a specific specialized company in order to verify and legalize the documents by a court or a ministry or both.
One of the companies that is both trustworthy and efficient in their service is CIBT VISA services in The Hague. We highly recommend this company. In case you want to use this company, you can send us a mail which will give you the right to a deduction of 50% on their services.
The taking of fingerprints is done by prior appointment only. If you wish to use this service, we ask you to complete questionnaire below this page.
After receiving the completed document, we will contact you as soon as possible for an appointment at our office or at a different location. If you want to wait filling out your information you can send us an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment, a couple hours before the appointment we need your information filled out at our portal to make the fingerprint cards and declaration of Identity ready.