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Overview

Police Clearance Certificate or Extract of Police Record is a document contains the details of any “disclosable” convictions relating to the applicant under Criminal Law (The Burundian Police Headquarters). Police Clearance Certificate is issued by the Central Forensic Identification Service, Burundian Police Service, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Burundian Police Force, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. The PCC details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the Burundi and is required as part of the visa process by the respective High Commission or Embassy. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in Burundi. 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 Burundi.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

In order to obtain a police clearance certificate from Burundi, applicant should write an application letter explaining why police certificate is being requested. Documentary prove of legal stay in Burundi is also required for this process. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. You have to fill the prescribed application form in all sections completed in BLOCK CAPITALS with black ink only. Obtained a complete set of 10 fingerprint impressions* taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our lab. The Burundian Police Headquarters, Central Forensic Identification Service (Burundian Police Service) takes 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. You should send a written disclosure request to Burundian Embassy. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Burundi, including full addresses. The certificates 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. Two recent Passport size photograph with a white background, taken within the past 3 months (only photos with a white background will be accepted)
  4. Certified copy of your work permit card or dependent card (if applicable)
  5. A set of applicant’s fingerprint impressions (ten prints). The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions duly attested by our organization
  6. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  7. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Burundi and need for the said certificate
  8. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated

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

General Commissariat of the Judicial Police
Central Forensic Identification Service
PB 417, Bujumbura, Burundi

Address of Embassy in India

Burundian Embassy
B-4/1, Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi – 110057, India

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. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  4. Self-attested photocopies of your passports
  5. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Burundi
  6. Processing fee for the application
  7. All copies of documents must be certified