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Procedure to Apply for Police Clearance Certificate from KSA


The following steps outline how to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate from the appropriate government agencies:

The first step is to request an endorsement letter from your country’s embassy. You must submit a copy of your iqama and a fee with your application for the letter of endorsement.

Once you receive it, you must submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with a copy of your iqama and passport. You will then receive a form, which you must complete and submit along with a fee of SR 100, copies of your documents, and letters of endorsement. (Please note that all payments must be made online.)

MOFA will attest to the certificate. You are not required to have the letter translated into Arabic for this attestation.

After completing the fingerprint scanning process, with the assistance of your company’s Government Relations officer, take all of your documents, along with the attested letter of endorsement, to a Police Station. They will inform you of an anticipated date on which you may come and collect your Police Clearance Certificate.

Collect your PCC from the police station three to four days after the date specified. Take it to MOFA for authentication. It is preferable to have it translated into English for future reference.

Please note that for all such documents it is essential that you make copies. Once you get your police clearance certificate, send it for translation from one of the approved translation companies.


Mohammed Ameen is an expatriate blogger who loves sharing his experiences of living and working in the Gulf countries.