How to obtain a police certificate - Malawi

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?

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person at the local police station. Fingerprints are required.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should provide two photographs, a complete set of fingerprints certified by a recognized police authority and details of residency (dates and addresses) to:

Officer of the Inspector General
Malawi Police
Private Bag 305
Capital City
Lilongwe 3, Malawi

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