The Extract from Judicial Record or Police Clearance Certificate confirms whether you have a criminal record or not. Police Clearance Certificate is a document that is issued by the (Tribunal de Première) Tribunal Court where you resided in Benin, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Benin National Police Force, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. In Benin, the criminal record information is maintained at the Tribunal Court. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in Benin. 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 Benin.
In Benin, there is no central repository of criminal records. You will have to write a letter to Benin Tribunal Court of the area where you resided in Benin, stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our organization to collect it on your behalf. You should send a written disclosure request to Tribunal Court. Full set of fingerprints of both the hands obtained from the applicant’s at our lab on prescribed fingerprint form, certified by our official stamp of our organization. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, place and period of all residences in the Benin, including full addresses. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Certificate of Criminal Record. The completed Application form should be submitted at the Our Organization. The Benin Tribunal Court (Special Records office) in Benin takes 2 to 3 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.
Processing time is reportedly a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks under regular service at the mentioned address (The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)
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