How to Get a Police Certificate – Oman

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? No.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. You must bring that letter when you apply for a Police Certificate.

Name of document(s) to get: Clearance Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Oman:

If you live in Oman:

You must apply in person at the Director of Criminal Investigations (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). When you apply you must bring:

  • Your completed application form
  • A copy of your passport and ID card
  • Two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Oman:

You can:

  1. Go back to Oman to apply in person at the Director of Criminal Investigations OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Oman, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf and follow the instructions below.
  2. Send your request through any Omani Embassy or Consulate abroad.

If you are applying in person or if you assign a representative to apply on your behalf, you will need to bring (or give your representative):

  • Your completed application form
  • A copy of your passport and ID card
  • Two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Oman:

If you live in Oman:

Certificates are only available to people who have lived in Oman for six months or more.

If you have lived in Oman for six months or more, you must apply in person at the Director of Criminal Investigations (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). When you apply you must bring:

  • A letter from your Omani sponsor requesting a Clearance Certificate.
  • Your completed application form
  • A copy of your passport, including the pages with your residence stamps for the time you stayed in Oman.
  • Two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • Original fingerprints
  • Applicable fees

If you have not lived in Oman for six months or more, you are not required to provide an Omani police certificate. If you are asked for a police certificate from Oman, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Oman because certificates are only available to people who have lived in Oman for six months or more.”

If you live outside of Oman:

Certificates are only available to people who have lived in Oman for six months or more.

If you have lived in Oman for more than six months, you can:

  1. Go back to Oman to apply in person to the Director of Criminal Investigations OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Oman, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf and follow the instructions below.
  2. Send your request by mail (see Special notes and considerations for complete address)

If you are applying in person or if you assign a representative to apply on your behalf, you will need to bring (or give your representative):

  • A letter from you requesting the Clearance Certificate
  • A copy of your passport, including the pages containing previous residence stamps for the time you stayed in Oman (if you have a new passport, copy the pages that have the bio-data information, the issue date and the expiry date)
  • Original fingerprints
  • Two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • Applicable fees

If you are sending your request by mail, send by express mail to the Director of Criminal Investigations (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) and include:

  • A letter from you requesting the Clearance Certificate and indicating their name and mailing address
  • A copy of your passport, including the pages containing previous residence stamps for the time you stayed in Oman (if you have a new passport, copy the pages that have the bio-data information, the issue date and the expiry date)
  • Original fingerprints
  • Two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • Confirmation of the deposit of applicable fees to the Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations account number 3106-453888-500, Oman Arab Bank, Qurum Branch (swift code: OMABOMRU)
  • Submit by express mail confirmation of the deposit together with the application to the Director of Criminal Evidence, Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations, Royal Oman Police, P.O. Box 446, Muscat, 113 Sultanate of Oman.

If you have not lived in Oman for six months or more, you are not required to provide an Omani police certificate. If you are asked for a police certificate from Oman, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Oman because certificates are only available to people who have lived in Oman for six months or more.”

Information and documents you need:

Please see above for specifics

Special notes and considerations

Director of Criminal Investigation
P.O. Box 446
Postal Code 113
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Telephone: 00968-24569501
Online: Royal Oman Police
Location: Al Qurum area, in front of SAPCO

Police certificates are not available to Omani citizens who are married to foreigners.

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