New Zealand Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia police clearance

Residing outside Saudi Arabia and require a Saudi Arabia Police Clearance

The New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh strongly recommends that you request this clearance prior to your departure from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

If you no longer reside in Saudi Arabia and require a Police Clearance then you will need to forward your application to the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh.  The embassy will prepare a covering letter and will forward your application to the Directorate of Saudi Arabian Civil Police (SACP).

Details required for the Police Clearance

You must provide the following details in full

Person Details

  • Family name
  • Given names
  • Previous nationality (if relevant)
  • Current nationality
  • Address in new Zealand (or wherever you are currently residing outside Saudi Arabia)
  • Email address
  • Telephone numbers for work, home and mobile
  • Reason for application
  • Period of stay in Saudi Arabia: from: to:

 

Work Details

  • Occupation/profession in Saudi Arabia
  • Name of company/department in Saudi Arabia
  • Work address in Saudi Arabia
  • Telephone number
  • Other companies (if applicable)
  • Date of issue of residency permit
  • Place of issue

 

Also provide

  • An original set of your fingerprints from the New Zealand Police or other Police Department form the country of residence
  • A copy of your passport that shows photo and residency permit pages current to your stay in Saudi Arabia
  • A letter of release from the sponsor in Saudi Arabia
  • Any other documents that have relevance to your application
  • Your application and a copy (uncertified) of each page included in the application, and
  • A self-addressed, pre-paid return express post envelope or courier satchel

The New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh will prepare a covering letter and forward your application to the Directorate of Saudi Arabian Civil Police (SACP).  Once the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh receives the police clearance it will be forwarded to you via the self-addressed pre-paid envelope (New Zealand only) or courier satchel you will have included with your original papers.

If you reside in New Zealand, you should send your application to the following address:

The Consul
New Zealand Embassy, Riyadh
c/- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
195 Lambton Quay
Private Bag 18-901
Wellington

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will forward it to the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh via the diplomatic airfreight bag.

If you reside outside New Zealand you should send your application to the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh:

The Consul
New Zealand Embassy
Diplomatic Quarter
PO Box 94397
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 1 488 7988

Residing in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman and require a Police Clearance

The New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh can assist you by issuing a letter (fee applies) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country, requesting a Police Clearance.

To organise the letter, you need to contact the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh and send them a copy of the biodata page from your current passport and a copy of your ID (Iqama).  The Embassy will then issue a consular letter addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country asking them to provide you with the required clearance.  The letter will be sent to you via courier (at your cost).

On receiving the Embassy's letter you will need to go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country of residence so they can stamp it (verifying our signature and seal) .  Having done that you can then approach the police for your Police Clearance Certificate.

Please note: A GCC Police Clearance is required for students applying for a student visa, for a stay in New Zealand of 24 months or more.

Residing outside Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman and require a Police Clearance

It can be extremely difficult to get a police clearance once you have left Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. It is strongly advised that you go to the website of the country you wish to obtain a police clearance from to get the information required by that country to obtain the clearance. Each GCC country has certain requirements if you reside outside the country. If you are required to get a letter from the New Zealand Embassy you will need to provide a copy of the biodata page from your current passport and a copy of your ID (Iqama). The Embassy will issue a consular letter, addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the GCC country you require the police clearance from asking them to provide you with the required clearance. The letter will be sent to you via courier (at your cost). 

 

 

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