Police Clearance

Police Clearance

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior is responsible to issue a Police Clearance (non-conviction certificate) for Palestinian citizens who are in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific either for work or study.

A Certificate of Good Conduct involves a different process and will only be issued upon specific request.


To request Police Clearance, the following process applies:

1. Print and complete the Application Form.

2. Send the completed form to the Consular Section of the General Delegation of Palestine with the following:

  • Completed Consular Service Registration Form
  • A cover letter/email (sent to consular@palgov.org) outlining the purpose of the applicant’s request (e.g. why the police clearance is sought, the period of time for which the police clearance is sought, etc.)
  • Justice of Peace (JP) certified copy of the first two pages of the applicant's passport clearly showing the applicant's photo, full name and passport number
  • JP-certified copy of applicant's Palestinian ID
  • Proof of applicant's place of residence during the period of time for which the police clearance is sought
  • Copy of the applicant’s Visa
  • 2 passport size photos
  • A self-addressed Australia/NZ Post Express envelope, for the return of the documents to the applicant.

Documents must be sent using an Australia/NZ Post Express envelope to the following address:

Consular Section of the General Delegation of Palestine
P.O Box: 4646, Kingston, ACT 2604

3. Payment of AU$40.00 can be paid via money order/Cheque/bank transfer and must be addressed to General Palestinian Delegation.

To pay by bank transfer, send to the following:

ANZ Bank
Account Name: General Palestinian Delegation
BSB: 012984
Account No: 495114842

ACT 2603, Australia

Please include your name into the reference section of the bank transfer.

After payment, please send a record of the transaction details (screenshot/receipt/etc.) to consular@palgov.org

4. After payment and all necessary documents have been received, they will be certified and returned to the applicant. Once the certified documents have been returned, the applicant is responsible for forwarding them directly to the Consular Section of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Ramallah to the following address:

Mr Ahmed Alhidmi
Consular Section/Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel:      +9722943140/41/42
Mobile: +970599776911
Email: aalhidmi@mfae.gov.ps

Important Note: After all necessary documents have been submitted according to procedures, the processing time for police clearance is 1 MONTH. If 1 month has passed and your transaction has not been completed, please contact the Consular Affairs Department on 02 6286 9193 to follow up.

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