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  Required Forms     DOP APCC
Requesting a Clearance Certificate a Sri Lankan Who is Living in Sri Lanka to Seek Employment Abroad.

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Step 1 : Applicant has to make a payment of Rs.500.00 and obtain an application form from the Police Headquarters.
Step 2 : Applicant fills form and hands over application to the Police Headquarters Colombo.
Step 3 : The Police Headquarters in Colombo, refers the application and requests the local police station from where the applicant hails to produce a clearance report
Note 01 : If the applicant has resided in several locations within Sri Lanka the Police Headquarters requests the relevant police stations where the applicant resided to produce a clearance report.
Step 4 : The Police headquarters also refers the application to the CID, Director of Internal Intelligence and the National Identity Card Department for verification purposes.
Step 5 : On satisfactory terms the Police Headquarters issues the clearance certificate for the applicant.

Qualification Criteria
A Sri Lankan citizen seeking employment in Sri Lanka or abroad

Submission Procedure

Obtain Application Form
Applicant has to obtain an application form (DOP APCC ) from the Police Headquarters, Fort, Colombo 1.

Handover Application
Submit Application form to the Police Headquarters, Fort, Colombo 01

Application Form

Form Name : Application for Police Clearance Certificate (DOP APCC)
Refer Draft Application Form (DOP APCCDraft)

Note 01 : Application form is issued by the Police Headquarters.
Note 02 : No application forms are issued at the respective Police Stations, the Applicants are requested to submit a hand written request letter to the Officer in Charge of respective Police Station at the time of submission.
Note : This is a copy of the clearance certificate (DOP APCC) issued by a respective police station. Example Kirulapana Police Station


Process Time
Within 3 months

Working Hours
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday

Cost related to service

The applicant is charged Rs.500.00 for the Application form from the Police Headquarters.

Fines and Surcharges
Not imposed for this service

Documents Required

No support documents are required

Service Responsibility
Police Headquarters: Director - Police Public Relation Division

Special Cases
Not applicable for this service

Sample form with Dummy Data
Application Form (DOP APCCDraft)

Organization Information

Department of Police

Police Head Quarters,
Colombo 01.

Mr. Lasitha Weerasekara
Telephones:+94-11-2421111 / +94-11-2327711-2-3
Fax Nos:+94-11-234553

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