How to Get a Police Certificate – Algeria

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Bulletin no. 3

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Algeria:

If you live in Algeria:

You should apply at your local police station or online at the Ministère de la justice website (available in English, French and Arabic).

If you live outside of Algeria:

You can contact the Ministère de la Justice directly (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) or you can apply at your closest Algerian Embassy.

Alternatively, family members residing in Algeria may apply on your behalf at your former local tribunal with the information and documents listed in the Information and documents you need section.

If you are not a citizen of Algeria:

If you live in Algeria:

You should apply at your local police station or online at the Ministère de la justice website (available in English, French and Arabic). You must provide proof you resided in Algeria (residence permit, etc.), as well as all requirements listed in Information and documents you need.

If you live outside of Algeria:

You can contact the Ministère de la Justice directly (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) or you can apply at your closest Algerian Embassy. You must provide proof you resided in Algeria (residence permit, etc.), as well as all requirements listed in Information and documents you need.

Information and documents you need:

If you apply in person:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Original National Identity Card or Residence Permit
  • Applicable fees

If you apply online:

  • Copy of your birth certificate
  • Copy of your National Identity Card or Residence Permit
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations:

Ministère de la Justice
Service des casiers judiciaires
08 Place Bir Hakem-Le Biar
Alger, Algeria

Ministère de la Justice website (available in English, French and Arabic)

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