How to obtain 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.

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

How and where do I obtain one?

Local Requests
Citizens or residents of Mozambique must apply for the Repartição do Registro Criminal at the headquarters office of Criminal Records (Registro Criminal) in Maputo (corner of Rua dos Flores and Avenida 24 de Julho), or at the Civil Records (Registro Civil) office located in most provincial capitals. Forms are available at these locations upon payment of the appropriate fees, and fingerprints will be taken at the time the request is submitted.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants may designate a local resident to submit the request at Criminal Records Headquarters in Maputo. Proxy forms and applications are available at the same office. No fingerprints are required in the case of overseas residents. The designation must bear the signature of two witnesses, and the proxy representative is empowered to collect the certificate from Criminal Records once available.

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