South African Police Clearance:
Algeria Police Clearance:
Local RequestsApplicants should apply for a Bulletin no. 3 from the local police station with their birth certificate and national identity card, and pay the applicable fees.
Non-Citizens: DirectNon-citizens should address their request, including a copy of their birth certificate, residence permit and applicable fees, to:
Ministère de la Justice,Service des casiers judiciaires,08 Place Bir Hakem-Le Biar, Alger, Algérie
Algerians should apply at the nearest Algerian embassy or consulate, which will forward the request to the Ministère de la Justice, Service des casiers judiciaires. Family members residing in Algeria may request a police certificate on behalf of a non-resident citizen from the appropriate local tribunal upon presentation of the applicant’s birth certificate and national identity card, and payment of the applicable fees. Former foreign residents should contact the Ministère de la Justice directly.
Angola Police Clearance:
Applicants should apply for a police certificate at the local police authority.
Benin Police Clearance:
Benin nationals should apply for an Extrait de casier judiciaire from the Tribunal of their city of birth.
Botswana Police Clearance:
Local Requests: Applicants should apply in person at the local police station.
Non-Resident Requests: Applicants should provide their full name, date of birth, dates and places of residence in Botswana, and names of employers to:
Botswana Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, P.O. Box 1082, Gaborone, Botswana
Burkina Faso Police Clearance:
If you live in Burkina Faso: You must present your birth certificate and pay the applicable fees at the following locations.
Citizens of Burkina Faso (nationals), Greffier en Chef du Tribunal de Grande Instance, 01 BP 95, Ouagadougou 01, Province of Kadiogo , Burkina Faso
Telephone: (226) 50 37 69 00 Extension 203 or 262
You must present a residence certificate (issued by a municipal office in Burkina Faso or by your embassy) and pay the applicable fees.
Greffier en Chef de la Cours d’Appel, 01 BP 95, Ouagadougou 01, Province of Kadiogo , Burkina Faso, Telephone: (226) 50 37 69 04
Burundi Police Clearance:
Applicants should obtain an Extrait du casier judiciaire by providing a copy of their identity card, two passport-size photographs and the applicable fees to:
Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire, Service Central d’Identité Judiciaire, Boul. du Peuple Murundi, B.P. 417, Bujumbura, Telephone: (257) 22 57 83
Note: The applicable fees as of September 22, 2008, are 1,000 FBU. Fees are subject to change.
Cameroon Police Clearance:
If you live in Cameroon
You must obtain an excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record from the trial court in your country of birth. You must file an application with the trial court in your country of birth and pay the required fees. Applications can usually be processed in one day. You must submit the following: a duly completed form, a national identity card, an original birth certificate, applicable fees
If you live outside Cameroon
An excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record can only be requested from within Cameroon. The Cameroonian embassies cannot issue this document or help you obtain one.
If you are a Cameroonian living abroad and want a Bulletin No 3, you must send your original birth certificate to someone living in Cameroon, who can then apply on your behalf.
Cape Verde Police Clearance:
Applicants should apply with their national identity card for a police certificate from the Department of Justice of Cape Verde, Praia-Cabo Verde
Central African Republic Police Clearance: Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.
Chad Police Clearance: Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.
Comoros Police Clearance:
Congo, Democratic Republic: Police Clearance: Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.
Djibouti Police Clearance:
You may obtain a Certificat de non condamnation or an Extrait du casier judiciaire from the Ministère de la Justice upon presentation of your national identity card and passport to:
M. Houdo, Greffier en Chef, Tribunal de Djibouti : Ministère de la Justice, des , Affaires Pénitentiaires et Musulmanes, Chargé des droits de l’homme, Boulevard de la République, B.P. 12, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti, Remember to include the complete names of both your parents.
Note: There is a fee of 700 Djibouti Francs for this application (fees are subject to change)
Egypt Police Clearance:
Applicants should apply in person for a Legal Status Certificate at the local police station. Applicants are required to complete the application, provide a passport-size photograph and pay the applicable fees. Fingerprints will be recorded on the front of the certificate and the fingerprint check results will be recorded on the back.
Applicants may apply through an Egyptian embassy or consulate.
Equatorial Guinea Police Clearance:
Eritrea Police Clearance:
Police certificates are available for nationals who have done national service or foreign residents with a proper residence permit. Applicants should present their identity card or passport and a letter requesting the certificate from the Canadian High Commission, and pay the applicable fees. Applications should be submitted to:
Eritrea Police Headquarters, P.O. Box 1223, Asmara, Eritrea, Telephone: (+291) 1 127 799
Applicants should designate a representative with power of attorney to make the application in Eritrea. Certificates may then be received at the nearest Eritrean embassy.
Ethiopia Police Clearance:
If you live in Ethiopia You should apply in person at:
Ethiopian Federal Police Commission Forensic Investigation Department, P.O. Box 80358, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bring the following documents with you: two passport-size photographs, a copy of your passport, a copy of your national identity card (for nationals only)
a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate
If you live outside Ethiopia
You should apply to the address above and include with your application: an original set of fingerprints taken by the police authority of your country of residence, photocopies of the pages of your passport the applicable fees, two passport-size photographs, a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate
You may also ask a representative to submit the request in person on your behalf by presenting proof of legal representation and the documents listed above.
Gabon Police Clearance: You can obtain a police certificate from the tribunal.
Gambia Police Clearance:
Applicants should present their national identity card to: The Gambia Police Force, Ecowas Avenue, Banjul, The Gambia
Ghana Police Clearance:
Local Requests: Applicants residing in Ghana must present the Canadian visa office’s letter of request in person to the General Police Headquarters of Ghana in Accra. Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application.
Non-Resident Requests:Applicants should send the Canadian visa office’s letter of request, along with an international money order in favour of the Commissioner of Police, Ghana, and a certified set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority of their country of residence to:
Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters, P.O. Box 505, Accra, Ghana
Guinea Bissau Police Clearance: You must apply for a casier judiciaire with your national identity card, to the tribunal of the region where you reside.
Guinea Conakry Police Clearance:
If you live in Guinea Conakry
You must obtain a Certificat de non poursuite judiciaire, which is issued by the Court of Appeal in Conakry near the presidential palace (SEKOUTOUREYA), if you are a Guinean citizen living in other cities and you cannot go to Conakry immediately.
If you are a Guinean citizen born in Conakry, you must obtain a criminal record extract issued by the Court of First Instance in the city where you were born. When you apply, you must pay all fees and present your birth certificate, your national identity card or your Guinean passport.
If you live outside Guinea Conakry
You should apply at the nearest embassy of the Republic of Guinea.
Ivory Coast Police Clearance:
If you live in Ivory Coast
You have to apply for a certificate at the court in the region where you were born. You must provide your birth certificate and your residence certificate or an address on the back of your application. You must also pay the applicable fees. If you are not a citizen of Ivory Coast, you can get a copy of a police record only if you have lived in Ivory Coast for at least five years. Note: A certificate is valid for three months.
If you live outside Ivory Coast
You can get a certificate only if you are in Ivory Coast.
Kenya Police Clearance:
If you are a citizen of Kenya
Present a clear photocopy and the original of your second-generation ID card, Pay the fees of KSH 1000, Please note that Kenyan passports are not accepted
If you are not a citizen of Kenya
Present an original or a certified copy of your passport with documentary proof of residence in Kenya. Pay the fees of KSH 1000, All applications should be submitted to:
Divisional CID offices for the area where you live in Kenya, OR, if you do not live in Kenya, Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters, Mazingira House, Kiambu Road, Nairobi, Kenya, Note: Fees are subject to change.
Lesotho Police Clearance: Applicants should apply in person at their local police station.
Liberia Police Clearance: Applicants should apply to the Ministry of Justice in Monrovia
Libya Police Clearance:
Citizens may obtain an Anthropometrical Record at the local police station of their place of residence (or former residence) in Libya. Foreign nationals must request police certificates from the Police Headquarters in Tripoli.
Madagascar Police Clearance:
Applicants should apply for an Extrait de Casier Judiciaire with their passport or a Carte d’Identité Nationale (CIN) and a Certificat de Résidence and pay the applicable fees. Applications should be addressed to Le Procureur Général, Près de la Cour d’Appel at Antananarivo or to the provincial Tribunal.
Malawi Police Clearance:
Applicants should apply in person at the local police station. Fingerprints are required.
Applicants should provide two photographs, a complete set of fingerprints certified by a recognized police authority and details of residency (dates and addresses) to:
Officer of the Inspector General, Malawi Police, Private Bag 305, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Mali Police Clearance: Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire in Bamako.
Mauritania Police Clearance: You may apply for a police certificate in person at the tribunal of the region where you reside in Mauritania, with certified copies of your identity card and your birth certificate.
Mauritius Police Clearance:
If you are a citizen of Mauritius, you must provide the original and a photocopy of:
your identity card, your birth certificate, your marriage certificate (if you are a woman), Note: Do not bring a water bill or an electricity bill.
If you are a foreign resident, you must provide the original and a photocopy of: your passport, your proof of residency any other additional document (e.g., an identity card) if available No fee is required and no application form needs to be filled out. Only the documents mentioned above are required.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, 2nd Floor, Renganaden Seeneevassen Building, Jules Koenig Street, Port Louis, Mauritius.
Mayotte Police Clearance:
French citizens born in Mayotte may address their requests for certificates directly to:Tribunal de première instance, B.P. 106, 97600 Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Telephone: 02 69 61 11 15
Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside of Martinique should apply by mail, requesting a Bulletin no.3 at: Casier Judiciaire National, 107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1, France
Further information and online applications can be found on the website: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr.
Morocco Police Clearance:
If you live in Morocco : If you are a Moroccan citizen, you must obtain a “fiche anthropométrique” from your local police station. You will need your national identity card, and you will have to pay the applicable fees. Someone else may apply on your behalf, as long as they have your national identity card.
If you are not a Moroccan citizen, you can get a Bulletin no 3 from the Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat.
If you live outside Morocco: You can get a certificate at a Moroccan embassy or consulate. You can also get a police certificate by proxy by applying to the Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat.
To apply by proxy, you must provide the following documents: a notarized proxy; a photocopy of your birth certificate; a photocopy of the first page of your passport; a photocopy of the page of your passport that shows the date of your most recent entry into Morocco; and a tax stamp for 10 DH.
If you are a Moroccan citizen, you must provide your national identity card or photocopies of your passport and birth certificate, as well as information about your stay, your employment and your residence in Morocco.
Mozambique Police Clearance:
Local Requests Citizens or residents of Mozambique must apply for the Repartição do Registro Criminal at the headquarters office of Criminal Records (Registro Criminal) in Maputo (corner of Rua dos Flores and Avenida 24 de Julho), or at the Civil Records (Registro Civil) office located in most provincial capitals. Forms are available at these locations upon payment of the appropriate fees, and fingerprints will be taken at the time the request is submitted.
Non-Resident Requests Applicants may designate a local resident to submit the request at Criminal Records Headquarters in Maputo. Proxy forms and applications are available at the same office. No fingerprints are required in the case of overseas residents. The designation must bear the signature of two witnesses, and the proxy representative is empowered to collect the certificate from Criminal Records once available.