How to get a police certificate – United Arab Emirates

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 (issued by Emirates) or
  • Criminal Clearance Certificate (national) or
  • Good Conduct 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

You may apply

  • in person or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate
  • online on the Dubai Police website (available in English and Arabic)
  • in person at the nearest UAE Embassy

Special considerations

You only need to give one (1) police clearance from any emirate in the UAE.

Contact information

United Arab Emirates embassies abroad website (available in English and Arabic)

Abu Dhabi

General Police Directorate
Criminal Investigation Section 
P.O. Box, 253 Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Telephone: 971-2- 4461461
Abu Dhabi Police website (available in English and Arabic)

Dubai

Police Clearance Certificate
Criminal Investigation Department
Dubai Police General Headquarters
P.O. Box 1493, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 609 9999
Email: certificate@dubaipolice.gov.ae
Dubai Police General Headquarters website (available in English and Arabic)

Fujairah

Fujairah Police Department
P.O. Box 5
Fujairah, UAE
Telephone: 971-9-222-4411
Fujairah Police Department website (available in English and Arabic)

Ras Al Kheimah

Ras Al Kheimah Police
P.O. Box 54
Ras Al Kheimah, UAE
Telephone: 971-7-235-6666
Ras Al Kheimah Police website (available in English and Arabic)

Sharjah

Sharjah Police
P.O. Box 29
Sharjah, UAE
Telephone: 971-6-563-3333
Sharjah Police website (available in English and Arabic)

Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain Police Department
P.O. Box 23
Umm Al Quwain, UAE
Telephone: +971 6 706 2000
Umm Al Quwain Police Department (available in English and Arabic)

Ajman

Ajman Police Department P.O. Box 4
Ajman, UAE
Telephone: +971 6 703 4000
Ajman Police Department website (available in English and Arabic)

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