How to get a police certificate – Angola

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.

Name of the document you need

Certificado do registo criminal (Certificate of Criminal Record)

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

See the document checklist or visa office requirements for details.

How to apply

Apply in person or by mail at the Ministry of Justice.

You can authorize a representative (Angolan citizens) to apply on your behalf.

Documents you will need

  • Application forms which can be obtained from the respective office
  • Valid identity document (identity card or driving license)
  • Valid passport
  • Citizen proof/nationality card

For foreign nationals

  • A copy of your permit of stay in Angola
    • where it was issued
  • Passport number
  • Proofs of legal stay
    • A copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal

Contact information

The Ministry of Justice,
Rua Rainha Ginga, Predio No. 49,
Premieiro Andar, Luanda, Angola.
Phone: 244 22233 8375

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