How to obtain a police certificate – Burundi

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: Declaration

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Burundi:

If you live in Burundi:

You should apply in person to the Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Your original identity card
  • Two passport size photographs
  • A letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Burundi:

You should apply to the Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Certified copy of your identity card
  • Certified copy of your passport
  • Two passport size photographs
  • A letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Burundi:

If you live in Burundi:

You should apply in person to the Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Certified copy of your passport and proof of legal stay in Burundi
  • Two passport size photographs
  • A letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Burundi:

You should apply to the Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Certified copy of your passport and proof of legal stay in Burundi
  • Two passport size photographs
  • A letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • Applicable fees

Information and documents you need:

All information and documents needed are explained above.

Special notes and considerations

Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire
Service Central d’Identité Judiciaire

B.P. 417, Bujumbura
Telephone: (257) 22 57 83

Note: While applications by post will be accepted, if you are a non-resident citizen it is preferable to have a Burundi resident apply in person at Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire on your behalf.

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