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Information for Police Clearance Certificate

A Police Clearance Certificate or Criminal Record check Certificate is issued by the Tanzania Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters certify that a person has no Criminal Conviction within a stipulated period of time in Tanzania. Officer In-charge, Forensic Bureau Certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the (Tanzania Police Authorities), and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in Tanzania. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy). It is issued to any individual who reside more than 6 months in Tanzania.

Procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate

In order to obtain a Criminal Record check Certificate from Tanzania, applicant must apply with the Completed Application Form (Personal Particular). A set of 10 fingerprint impressions* taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our lab with official stamp of our Organization. The original of the fingerprints must be posted with your completed application form. The current processing time is 4 weeks for appeal cases, factoring the time taken to process the appeal. The certificates will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application. Each application will be processed only upon receipt of all required documents; failure to comply with the submission of required documents within 10 days on receipt of application will result in delays in processing or applications to be rejected.

Documents required for Police Clearance Certificate

  1. Fully Completed Application form for Tanzania Criminal Investigation Department duly signed by the applicant.
  2. Copy of your passport. Clearly showing passport photo, personal information including expiry date, nationality, extension pages if applicable and signature.
  3. 2 recent passport-sized photographs that are5 cm by 4.5cm, borderless with a white background;
  4. Photocopy of document from relevant consulate/immigration or government authority/educational institution to establish that the certificate is required by such authority.
  5. Full set of Fingerprint Impressions of both the hands of applicant obtained at our lab and duly attested by our Organization.
  6. Copies of the first three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Tanzania visas, entry and departure stamps.
  7. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated within the last 6 months.

Processing Time
We will give the original certificate in one month under normal mode of processing. (The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)

Processing Fee
Applicable Fee
Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.

Police Certificate Issuing Authority

Police Clearance Certificate Check-list
Before leaving our office please ensure that documents in order-

  1. Completed Application Form (Personal Particular)
  2. Full set of fingerprint impressions duly attested by our Organization.
  3. Current and past international passports/travel documents showing immigration.(Valid Entry and Exit Permit)
  4. Endorsements for the computation of the period you stayed in Tanzania.
  5. Tanzania employment pass or work permit or dependent pass.
  6. Processing fee for the application.

Head Office

2443, Basement, Hudson Line,
Kingsway Camp, Delhi-110009
Email : pcc@fingerprintexpert.in
Call : +91-1145152301, +91-9599313306

Address of Embassy of Tanzania in India-

EP-15C, Chandragupta Marg, Malcha
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021


  • Asked by : asif mehboob ladak
    2017-03-07 12:37:54
    I have understood the process.What would be the costing in INR. ?
  • Asked by : abdul halim ali darwesh
    2017-02-07 19:55:13
    Hi there l like to know lm in Zanzibar l plan to go liveng in US how I get finger print pleas . ?
  • Asked by : jamila
    2017-02-02 00:56:55
    Hi i would like to know for how long is a Tanzanian police clearance valid for and how can it be renewed thanks . ?
  • Asked by : prateek
    2017-02-01 00:18:56
    I have moved to Canada last year and now Canadian immigration wants me to get a Police clearance certificate from Tanzania, can you help me in getting the same from Toronto?. ?
  • Asked by : harsh desai
    2016-11-08 13:12:24
    I currently live in India bt I need a PCC from Tanzania as I have stayed there for more than 6 months so how do I get that done?. ?
  • Asked by : PATRICE GILLES
    2016-09-07 15:16:26
    I need a PCC to apply for a visa for Australia and although I have read the paragraph above, I still wonder how to get it. I don't have the passport showing my stay dates in TZ as I had it renewed last year and I stayed in TZ from 2007 to 2011. I am not sure I have well understood how to apply or where I can get the application form from. Thx in advence if you can enlighten me. ?
  • Asked by : leslie.a.d@gmail.com
    2016-05-19 15:59:33
    PCC for Tanzania, needed urgently. ?
  • Asked by : Anna McHugh
    2016-04-28 14:35:17
    I currently live in Mwanza and need to get a police clearance for the time I have spent here (August last year) Can I do this in Mwanza or do I need to go to Dar, thank you Anna . ?

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