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Police Clearance Certificate (CR Form 16) is a document contains the details of any “disclosable” convictions relating to the applicant under Criminal Law (The Republic of Kiribati).Police Clearance Certificate is issued by the Kiribati Police Headquarters, Kiribati Police Service, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Kiribati 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 Kiribati and is required as part of the visa process by the respective high commission. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in Kiribati. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. It is issued to any individual who resides more than 6 months in Kiribati.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

 In order to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate from Kiribati, applicant should write an application letter explaining why police certificate is being requested. Documentary prove of legal stay in Kiribati is also required for this process. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our lab 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 Police Head Quarter, Kiribati Police Service takes 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Republic of Kiribati, 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. Passport size photograph with a white background, taken within the past 3 months
  4. Certified copy of your work permit card or dependant 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 organisation
  6. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  7. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Kiribati and need for the said certificate
  8. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated

Processing Time

The original Police Clearance Certificate will be delivered within 20 working days. (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

Police Headquarters

P.O. Box 497
Betio, Tarawa,
Republic of Kiribati

Address of Embassy in India

Kiribati Embassy

Consular Section

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. Applicable Fee
  5. Self-attested photocopies of your passports
  6. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Kiribati
  7. Processing fee for the application
  8. All copies of documents must be certified