How to get 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?
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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