CICPA Pass: An Overview
CICPA Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Authority (CICPA) pass is a security clearance permit issued to protect Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure and national resources. The companies and employees have to obtain a CICPA pass to work within any of Abu Dhabi’s restricted areas.
The requirements for applying for a CICPA Pass
The companies applying for a CICPA Pass must meet the following criteria:
- The company must have an Abu Dhabi Trade License
- Certified with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce
- Acquire Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) approval
- The company must keep a contract with a concession holding company and get an invitation letter (LOA) from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
How can I get a CICPA pass?
Several procedures have to be done before the CICPA Pass can be applied.
- The employees eligible for the CICPA Pass (i.e., for CICPA areas guarded by ADNOC) are the only employees working in an Abu Dhabi company.
- Temporary passes are not allowed for employees working in another emirate.
The procedures that need to be followed for getting CICPA Pass are:
- Fill out the application form by using the permit program (in Arabic only).
- Complete the introductory presentation document.
- Attach the supporting documents required for the type of permit you wish to apply for.
- Submit the application before the main center of the Security Permit section.
- Only the owner of the company or the PRO of a registered company can apply for permits.
Documents needed for a business to apply for CICPA
The following are the documents needed to apply for CICPA passes
- Filled application form
- Copy of valid Trade License
- Signatory’s signature authorization
- Obtain a letter from the company requesting to open a file and approve a PRO
- Certified PRO approval
- Authorized contract with a concession-holding company (LOA)
- An introductory letter for the contract from the Supreme Petroleum Council
- Filled introduction form for PRO
- A personal photo that has a white background (must be 4cm x 6cm)
- PRO’s passport, visa, and Emirates ID
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