How to get a police certificate - Mozambique

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.

Name of the document you need

Certificado do Registo Criminal

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

See the document checklist or visa office requirements for more details.

How to apply

If you live in Mozambique

Citizens or residents must apply for the Certificado do Registo Criminal at either

  • the Criminal Records (Registo Criminal) headquarters office in Maputo (corner of Rua dos Flores and Avenida 24 de Julho)
  • the Civil Records (Registo Civil) office located in most provincial capitals

Forms are available at these locations once you have paid your fees. You must give your fingerprints when you submit your request.

If you live outside Mozambique

You must designate a local resident to submit the request at Criminal Records Headquarters in Maputo. Proxy and application forms are available at the same office.

No fingerprints are required for overseas residents. The designation must be signed by two witnesses, and the designated representative can collect the certificate from Criminal Records once it is available.

Contact information

Repartição Central do Registo Criminal (Criminal Records Headquarters)
Corner of Rua dos Flores and Avenida 24 de Julho

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