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Police Clearance Certificate is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department, Malawi. The Malawi criminal records search will report crimes and offenses. Centralized criminal records covering Malawi are maintained at the Criminal Investigation Department. The Malawi police issues certificate upon application and submission of declaration and indicate whether a criminal record exists or not. There may be applicable fees for this service. The person applying for PCC is required to state the period of stay in Malawi. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. Copy of all pages of visa with the entry and departure stamps are to be provided.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

The applicant should send a written disclosure request to the Criminal Investigation Department of Malawi where the applicant is currently residing. The applicant should furnish all the details including his or her full name, date and place of birth, period, and place of all residences in Malawi. Including full address. The police authorities would require an attested letter from the embassy that states applicants have been lived in Malawi, such period as claimed. The applicant has to fill the prescribed form (all sections) completed in capital letters with black ink only. Obtained a complete set of 10 fingerprint impressions taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our laboratory. Then the certificate will be posted to the forwarding officer as indicated by the applicants in the application.

Documents required for PCC

  1. Recent colored passport size photographs with white background
  2. Certified copy of work permit/dependent pass
  3. A self-explanatory letter stating the purpose for which the Police Clearance Certificate is requested
  4. A detailed covering letter or Document proofs of the period of legal stay in Malawi and needs for the said certificate
  5. Copy of identity cards (passport, driving license, or any similar document used for identification purpose
  6. Copy of all pages of the passport (old and current) as well the Malawi visa, entry and departure STAMPS
  7. A set of applicant fingerprint impressions (ten prints). the applicant must submit a fingerprint impression which is duly attested by our organization
  8. Two proofs of your current address

Processing Time

Applicable time is taken by the respective authority to process the application.(Processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)

Processing Fee

Applicable fee with processing charges.
Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.

Police Certificate Issuing Authority

Officer of the Inspector General
Malawi Police
Private Bag 305
Capital City
Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Address of Embassy in India

Malawi High Commission
C6/11 Vasant Vihar
New Delhi 110057

Check-list of Documents

Before leaving our office please verify the check-list that documents in order-

  1. Recent colored passport size photographs
  2. Authorization letter
  3. Copy of work permit/dependent pass etc.
  4. Certified copy of all pages of passport
  5. Malawi identity card (if applicable)
  6. Documentary proof of legal stay in Malawi
  7. Letter stating the requirement of PCC