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.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Clearance Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate

If you are a citizen of Qatar

If you live in Qatar:

You must apply in person and bring:

  • A copy of your ID card

If you live outside of Qatar:

You can:

  1. Return to Qatar and apply in person OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Qatar, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) and follow the instructions above.

  2. Visit your nearest Qatari Embassy or consulate and bring:
    • A letter explaining the purpose for which the certificate is required
    • Original fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Qatari Embassy in the country where you are currently residing.
    • A copy of your current passport
    • A copy of your current valid residence permit
    • Two photographs (4x6 cm)
    • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Qatar

If you live in Qatar: (for more than 6 months)

You must apply in person OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Qatar, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf, and bring:

  • Two photographs (4x6 cm)
  • A copy of your current passport and ID card
  • A copy of your residence permit
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Qatar: (but have lived in Qatar for more than 6 months)

You can:

  1. Return to Qatar and apply in person OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Qatar, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) and follow the instructions above.
  2. Visit  your nearest Qatari Embassy or consulate
  3. By express mail

You or your representative must bring/send:

  • A letter explaining the purpose for which the certificate is required
  • Original fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Qatari Embassy in the country where you are currently residing.
  • A copy of the passport that you used in Qatar
  • A copy of your old or expired residence visa in Qatar and ID card
  • A copy of your current passport
  • Three photographs (4x6 cm)
  • Applicable fees

Information and documents you need

Please see above for specifics

Special notes and considerations

Ministry of Interior (MOI)
Director of Criminal Evidences and Information Department
P.O. Box 23004
Doha, State of Qatar
Telephone: 974-450-8666
Location: Waab area

Email inquiries: ceid@moi.gov.qa

For more information, please refer to the MOI website

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