How to obtain a police certificate - Liberia

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: Certificate of Clearance

Check the application instructions for the program you are applying for to find out when to send us your police certificate(s).

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Liberia:

If you live in Liberia:

You can apply in person at the Liberia National Police Headquarters (Records and Identification Section) at the Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building, Capital Hill in Monrovia.

You must provide:

  • One letter of support from a community leader
  • One letter of support from the community police station
  • One Passport sized photograph
  • Certified copy of your passport bio-page
If you live outside Liberia:

You can:

  • return to Liberia and apply in person at the National Police Headquarters (Records and identification Section) at the Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building, Capital Hill in Monrovia, or
  • ask a friend or relative in Liberia to bring the required information to the National Police Headquarters on your behalf.

You must provide:

  • Biographic information
  • Fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority in the country of residence

If you are not a citizen of Liberia:

If you live in Liberia:

You can apply in person at the Liberia National Police Headquarters (Records and Identification Section) at the Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building, Capital Hill in Monrovia.

You must provide:

  • One letter of support from a community leader
  • One letter of support from the community police station
  • One Passport sized photograph
  • Certified copy of your passport bio-page
If you live outside of Liberia:

You can:

  • return to Liberia and apply in person at the National Police Headquarters (Records and identification Section) at the Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building, Capital Hill in Monrovia, or
  • ask a friend or relative in Liberia to bring the information required to the National Police Headquarters on your behalf.

You must provide:

  • Biographic information
  • Fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority in the country of residence

Information and documents you need:

  • One letter of support from a community leader
  • One letter of support from the community police station
  • One Passport sized photograph
  • Certified copy of your passport bio-page
  • Applicable fees
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