How to obtain a police certificate - Morocco

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: Fiche anthropométrique (Moroccan citizens) or Bulletin no 3 (foreign nationals)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Morocco:

If you live in Morocco:

You must apply in person at your local police station or you can nominate a representative to apply on your behalf, but they must bring your national identity card when they apply.

If you live outside of Morocco:

You can apply at your nearest Moroccan embassy or consulate or by proxy to the local police station (not Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat)

To apply by proxy, you must provide the following documents:

  • A notarized proxy
  • A photocopy of your birth certificate
  • A photocopy of the first page of your passport
  • A photocopy of the page of your passport that shows the date of your most recent entry into Morocco
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Morocco:

If you live in Morocco:

You can apply at the Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat. You must bring:

  • Your national identity card or photocopies of your passport and birth certificate
  • Information about your stay, your employment and your residence in Morocco
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Morocco:

You must send your application to the diplomatic or consular mission of your country of origin that is accredited in Morocco. The mission of your country will then send your application to the concerned Moroccan authorities (Ministry of Justice or the Court of First Instance if you are born in Morocco).

Information and documents you need:

Special notes and considerations

For more information, visit the O-Maroc website (available in French only).

Official website of the Ministry of Justice (available in Arabic only).

Certificates are given directly to applicants. No translation is needed as the document is written in both French and Arabic.

Moroccan nationals can also obtain “Bulletin No 3” form the Court of 1st Instance in their city of residence but it is not accepted for immigration purposes as it is not global and includes only offences committed in the city of residence.

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