How to get a police certificate – Botswana

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 when applying for permanent residence?

How and where do I obtain one?

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

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