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Police Clearance Certificate Attestation

Police Clearance Certificate is an important document that serves as proof that the person has no criminal record or was previously involved in criminal, breach of trust cases, or violation of law both in his home country and during his residence. Both locals and expats are supposed to obtain this certificate. The Government has recognized that certain countries (currently 17- mentioned below) do not have strict laws regulating the entry and employment of foreign nationals. Thus they have been categorized as Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries.

List of ECR Countries:-

  • 1. United Arab Emirates
  • 2. Yemen
  • 3. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 4. Sudan
  • 5. Qatar
  • 6. Afghanistan
  • 7. Oman
  • 8. Indonesia
  • 9. Kuwait
  • 10. Syria
  • 11. Bahrain
  • 12. Lebanon
  • 13. Malaysia
  • 14. Thailand
  • 15. Libya
  • 16. Iraq
  • 17. Jordan

A Police Clearance Certificate Attestation (PCC) is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

It is mainly used for the following purposes:-

  • To engage in business abroad.
  • Obtaining entry visas for certain countries.
  • Migration to other countries.
  • Employer's Request.
  • Joining the University.
  • Other similar purposes.
  • Working as Tourist Guide.

A Police Clearance Certificate Attestation is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Both locals and expats are supposed to obtain this certificate. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, PCC, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who pose a risk to the country's security from entering the country.