How to obtain a police certificate – Côte d’Ivoire

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?
Yes.

How and where do I obtain one?

If you live in Côte d’Ivoire

Citizens: You must apply for a certificate at the court in the region where you were born. You must provide the original and a photocopy of your birth certificate and your residence certificate or an address on the back of your application. You must also pay the applicable fees of 1000 cfa.

Non-Citizens: If you are not a citizen of Côte d’Ivoire, you must apply for a certificate at the Department of Foreign Affairs.  You will be required to present your residence certificate, your birth certificate and pay the applicable fees (1000 cfa).

Note: A certificate is valid for three months.

If you live outside Côte d’Ivoire

Citizens: You should have a representative request the certificate on your behalf at the court in the region where you were born.  The representative must present the original and a copy of your birth certificate and pay the applicable fees.

Non-citizens: You should contact the closest Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

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