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Palestine - Obtain Police Clearance Certificate (Certificate of No Criminal Record)

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Relevant document: Certificate of No Criminal record issued by the Ministry of Interior in Ramallah and signed by the Deputy Minister of Interior (currently Mr Hassan Alawwi).

Gaza (for Gaza Strip): Apply through a friend/relative in the West Bank (you must give the friend/relative a Power of Attorney - Wakala or through one of the service offices offices in the Gaza Strip.

West Bank Residents: Apply directly at the branch of the Ministry of Interior nearest to you.

Non-residents: Apply at the Palestinian embassy or consulate or representative office nearest to you.

Provide: ID, passport and two passport size photos.

Note: the certificates are given directly to you for forwarding to the Department case officer or relevant post.

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Required Documents[edit]

Complete the application form and send it to the General Delegation of Palestine with:

  • a covering letter or email outlining the request for police clearance
  • a JP certified copy of the first two pages of the applicant's passport clearly showing the applicant's photo, full name and passport number
  • a JP certified copy of Palestinian ID
  • a covering letter outlining the purpose of the applicant request e.g. why the police clearance is sought, the period of time for which the police clearance is sought, etc.
  • the applicant's place of residence during the period of time for which the police clearance is sought
  • a certified copy of the Visa
  • 2 passport size photos
  • payment of $20.00

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Interior
Gaza Al-Magoussi Buildings
Tel: +09708-287888
Fax: +09708-2857660 / 2857676
Mob: +972599790100
List of diplomatic missions of Palestine
Diplomatic Relations

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To apply for a Police Clearance which is also known as a Certificate of Good Conduct, it is most appropriate to firstly contact the General Delegation of Palestine for an outline of the process and the cost.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Good Conduct or Police Clearance

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain the processing your application.    

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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  • You should apply for a Palestinian police certificate at the office of the Ministry of Interior located in your district of residence. They must provide a copy of their identification card and two passport photographs, and pay the applicable fees.

Required Information[edit]

  • Your full name as on your birth certificate including your maiden name if applicable
  • Your date and place of birth (or a copy of your birth certificate)
  • Your current address
  • All addresses at which you have lived at in Palestine and when you lived there
  • The place and purpose for which you require the Certificate
  • The applicant must specify the parentage of the applicant (names of father and mother).

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Need for the Document[edit]

A police certificate 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.

Police certificate is also known as good citizen certificate, good conduct certificate, police clearance certificate, or judicial record extracts. Applicants may have to submit fingerprints and certain personal information to request a criminal record check, and the police or government agency may charge a fee. If no record found, the police certificate will indicate such.

Information which might help[edit]

Police clearance (Good Conduct) Certificate is an important document which serves as a proof that the person has no criminal record or previously involved in criminal, breach of trust cases or violation of law both in his home country and during his residence in Palestine. Both locals and expats are supposed to obtain this certificate.

Conditions and Instructions:

  • All compulsory fields should be filled in.
  • Make sure all entered information is correct.
  • Make sure all required documents are provided.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. 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 possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.

External Links[edit]

Good Conduct or Police Clearance

Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations

Ministry of Information

Palestinian Ministry of Interior

Palestinian Authority

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The Ministry of Interior (MOI) was established to maintain security and discipline in the State of Palestine, and to protect the lives and property of Palestinian citizens in the Gaza strip.


MOI believes that the security of society can be achieved by effective communication with citizens, protect their lives and properties , control and prevent the crime within the boundaries of state.


The ministrys responsibilities and goals include:

  • Maintain public security and discipline.
  • Protect people and properties.
  • Prevent, control and investigate crime.
  • Manage the national prisons and other correctional facilities.
  • Organize the travel movement via border crossings.