How to Get a Police Certificate – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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

Extrait du casier judicaire

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

If you live in the DRC

Apply in person to the Direction Générale de la Police Judiciaire (see Contact information for the complete address).

If you live outside of the DRC

Apply in person at your nearest Democratic Republic of Congo embassy.

Once the embassy has verified your documents, you must send your request by mail to the Direction Générale de la Police Judiciaire (see Contact information for the complete address).

Information and documents you need

  • Identity document
  • A full, certified set of your fingerprints
  • Applicable fees

Contact information

Direction Générale de la Police Judiciaire
Direction de l'Identité Judiciaire
14, av. Kalémie, Commune de Gombe
Kinshasa, DRC

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