Jeddah, Aug 13: All Indians wishing to work in Saudi Arabia will be required to produce a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to be worked in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabian Consulate in Mumbai has instructed travel agents to furnish Police Clearance Certificates for any employment visa endorsement, according to sources. The new rule will come into effect from 22nd August, they said.
The mandatory PCC norm already existed in the Saudi Arabian Embassy in New Delhi for some time and it was due to be implemented in Mumbai.
It is noteworthy to mention that all southern states approach the Saudi Consulate in Mumbai for visa processing. In fact, lion share of Indian visas are being processed by consulate in Mumbai.
The Passport offices will issue PCCs on the request of the police stations. The similar method already exists in Kuwait in the Gulf Region.
The PCC rule is being implemented to maintain the country’s image as crime free. The system will ensure only law-abiding prospective employees come to Saudi Arabia to work.