How to get a police certificate – Qatar

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.

Name of the document you need

Police Clearance Certificate

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada.

You will also be requested to provide a police certificate to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if you declared a criminal record on your application for an electronic travel authorization, work permit or study permit.

How to apply

Apply in person or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Qatar with power of attorney to apply on your behalf at the Criminal Evidences and Information Department or at your nearest Qatari embassy or consulate.

Criminal Evidences and Information Department – Salwa Road
Zone no. 55, Area no. 30
P.O. Box 23004

Telephone: 2346737-2346717

Special considerations

If you are in Qatar on a Visitor Status Certificate: Qatar does not issue a residence ID card to visitors. Police certificates are only issued to residents of Qatar with an ID card number. If you were a visitor before you became a resident, you are required to provide a written explanation with the dates of your visitor status and a copy of your passport with your entry stamp to Qatar.

Contact information

Ministry of Interior (MOI)
Director of Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID)
P.O. Box 23004
Doha, State of Qatar

Telephone: 974-450-8666
Location: Waab Area

Email inquiries:

For more information, refer to the MOI website.

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