How to obtain a police certificate - Niger

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?

If you live in Niger
If you are a citizen of Niger, you must send an application for an Extrait du casier judiciaire to the Court of Appeal, at the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

If you are a foreign or former resident, you must send an application to the Senior Registrar of the Court of Appeal, at the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

You must provide the following:

  • Extract of your act of birth;
  • Identity card;
  • A document listing your mother’s name; or
  • A passport or national identity card, if you live in a country that is a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union; and
  • required fees.

If you live outside Niger
Your application must include a copy of your identity document certified by an embassy or consulate of Niger. You may submit the application yourself or you may designate someone you know or someone with notarized authorization to submit it for you. Mail your application to the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

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