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Police Clearance Certificate or Judicial Certificate /PCC details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the Algeria and is required as part of the visa process by the respective high commission or embassy. Police Clearance Certificate or Judicial Certificate is a document that is issued by the Criminal Register Branch, Ministry of Justice, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Algerian 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 Algeria. 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 resides more than 6 months in Algeria.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

You will have to write a letter to Algerian Embassy stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our Organization to collect it on your behalf. These clearances are sometimes referred to as Judicial Certificate. Applicant must apply with Completed Prescribed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our organization for Police Clearance Certificate. Ensure all sections are completed in BLOCK CAPITALS and in black ink, original signatures are required throughout. The certificates will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application. The Minister of Justice, Criminal Register division takes 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found and after that they send the certified criminal record check (hard copy) via regular mail. We will contact you once we have received the certificate from Algerian Embassy. In case you need it urgently then we forward it to you, via courier, at an additional cost.

Documents required for PCC

  1. Fully completed application form: Ensure all sections are completed in BLOCK CAPITALS and in black ink, original signatures are required throughout
  2. Fingerprint and Two recent coloured passport size photographs (approximately 4.5×3.5 cm, only front photograph are accepted), all submitted photos must be signed at the back from the applicant
  3. Copy of your passport. Clearly showing passport photo, personal information including expiry date, nationality, extension pages if applicable and signature
  4. Copies of the first three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Algerian visas, entry and departure stamps
  5. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated within the last 6 months
  6. Certified copy of ID card which was used by the Applicant while residing in Algeria
  7. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Algeria and need for the said certificate or Schedule of background declaration (Address, Applicant)

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 3 to 4 weeks (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

Ministry of Justice
Service des casiers judiciaires
08 Place Bir-Hakem The Biar
Alger, Algeria

Address of Embassy in India

Embassy of Algeria
2/2, Shanti Niketan,
New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Check-list of Documents

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

  1. Application Form (Fully completed and signed)
  2. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address
  3. Fingerprint and Self-attested photocopies of your passports
  4. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Algeria
  5. Processing fee for the application
  6. All copies of documents must be certified