How to get a police certificate - Libya

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.

You do not have to provide a police certificate from Libya unless we ask for one.

Do I need to provide a police certificate with my application for permanent residence? If we ask for one.

If you have been asked to provide a police certificate for this country, follow the instructions below.

How to get a police certificate

Name of document(s) to get: Certificate of Innocence (Chahadet Baraa in Arabic)

If you are a citizen of Libya

If you live in Libya:

You must apply in person at your local police station.

If you live outside of Libya:

Certificates are not available for former residents. If you no longer live in Libya, you are not required to provide a Libyan police certificate. If you are asked for a police certificate from Libya, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Libya because certificates are not available to former residents.”

If you are not a citizen of Libya

If you live in Libya:

You must apply in person at your local police station.

If you live outside of Libya:

Certificates are not available for former residents. If you no longer live in Libya, you are not required to provide a Libyan police certificate. If you are asked for a police certificate from Libya, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Libya because certificates are not available to former residents.”

Information and documents you need:

  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Passport
  • Proof of residency/ID for non-citizens
  • Applicable fees
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