How to get a police certificate – Cabo Verde

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

Police certificate

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

Check your application package or instructions for details.

How to apply

You need either your

  • national identity card
  • citizen card or
  • passport

You can apply at the Judicial Police of Cabo Verde in Praia, Cabo Verde.

The fee is CVE$400.

If you’re a foreign national, submit your application through the Cabo Verde embassy nearest to you.

Contact information

Ilha de Santiago
Cidade da Praia – Achada Grande Frente
PBX 2605600

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