How to get a police certificate - Mauritania

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: Bulletin no. 3 du casier judiciaire

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Mauritania:

If you live in Mauritania:

You should apply in person at the tribunal of the region where you live. 

If you live outside of Mauritania:

You should ask a relative who lives in Nouakchott to apply for you at the Criminal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice. When your relative applies for you, he or she must bring:

  • a letter written by you authorizing your relative to apply on your behalf
  • a certified copy of your birth certificate, valid passport and valid ID card

If you are not a citizen of Mauritania:

If you live in Mauritania:

You should apply in person at the Criminal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice.

If you live outside of Mauritania:

Certificates are only available for people who were born in Mauritania and people who currently live in Mauritania.

Information and documents you need:

  • Certified copies of your identity card and your birth certificate
  • Applicable fees
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