How to obtain a police certificate – New Caledonia

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

How to get a Police Certificate

If you are a French citizen born in New Caledonia:

If you live in New Caledonia:

You should apply in person or by mail to:

Tribunal de première instance
Faubourg Blanchot
BP F4
98848 Nouméa Cedex
Telephone: 00 687 27 93 50
Email: casier-judiciaire.tpi-noumea@justice.fr

If you live outside of New Caledonia:

You should apply by mail to:

Tribunal de première instance
Faubourg Blanchot
BP F4
98848 Nouméa Cedex
Telephone: 00 687 27 93 50
Email: casier-judiciaire.tpi-noumea@justice.fr

If you are not a French citizen, or you are a French citizen born outside of New Caledonia

If you live in New Caledonia:

If you were born in France, complete the COSA No. 11786*02 application form through the Ministry of Justice website.

If you were not born in France, you must apply online through the Ministry of Justice website.

If you live outside of New Caledonia:

If you were born in France, complete the COSA No. 11786*02 application form through the Ministry of Justice website.

If you were not born in France, you must apply online through the Ministry of Justice website.

Information and documents you need:

  • Complete application
  • Valid email address
  • A front and back copy or scan (in JPEG, .pdf or GIF format, no larger than 5 MB) of a valid identity document (Driver’s License, passport, national identity card, etc.)
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

Further information can be found on the Ministère de la Justice website (available in French only).

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