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Overview

Burkina Faso Criminal History Records or Police Clearance Certificate is an official document that is issued by the Chief Registrar of the Ministry of Justice Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso Criminal Records History is maintained at the Ministry of Justice, to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. You will have to write a letter to Burkina Faso 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 “Police Check” or “Police Clearance Certificates”. These certificates must be valid at the time of issuance of the visa or other immigration permit. The Burkina Faso  Chief Registrar Office (Ministry of Justice) only, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy). Applicants that have lived in 

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

You should send a written disclosure request to Burkina Faso Embassy in the country where you are currently residing. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Burkina Faso, including full addresses. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. The Burkina Faso police will not issue the certificates to applicants not in possession of dependent pass/work permit. The police authorities would requires an attestation letter from Embassy that attests you have been lived in Burkina Faso; such period as claimed. The Burkina Faso Ministry of Justice takes 3 to 4 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.

Documents required for PCC

  1. A letter explaining the purpose for which the police clearance certificate is required
  2. Fully completed application form (Personal Particular)
  3. A valid document showing your work permit or dependent pass of the applicant
  4. Copy of Burkina Faso Identification Card
  5. A copy of your passport, driving license or similar for identification purposes
  6. A set of applicant’s fingerprint impressions (ten prints). The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions duly attested by our organisation
  7. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Burkina Faso and need for the said certificate.(including details addresses of Burkina Faso where you resided)
  8. Copy of all passport pages (old and current passport), with copies of the first three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Burkina Faso visas, entry and departure stamps

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

Chief Registrar of the Ministry of Justice of Burkina Faso
01 BP 2534
Ouagadougou 01
Province of Kadiogo, Burkina Faso

Address of Embassy in India

Embassy of Burkina Faso
F2/4, Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi, Delhi

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. Prescribed fingerprint form duly attested by our organisation
  3. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address
  4. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Burkina Faso
  5. Processing fee for the application
  6. All copies of documents must be certified by our Organization
  7. Authorization Letter for our Organization so that we will deposit the fee and collect the PCC
  8. Copy of both the Current and Old passports