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Algeria - Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (Criminal Record, Casier Judiciaire)

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Introduction

A police clearance certificate states that you don't have any criminal record against you for a certain period of time which is mentioned in the certificate.

Police Clearance or Criminal Record (Casier Judiciaire) or Bulletin no. 3, lists an individual’s criminal and traffic court outcomes and pending charges that are deemed disclosable at the time of application. Police certificates are available for applicants living or outside Algeria.

If you are convicted of a crime, a criminal record is created. This is the ‘police clearance certificate’, ‘police record’, ‘police file’, ‘police check’ or ‘criminal check’. If you are asked for any of these, a copy of your criminal record from the Ministry of Justice should meet the requirements. If you have no convictions, you will receive a letter stating that is the case.

Eligibility

If you are a citizen of Algeria:

  • If you live in Algeria:
    • You should apply at your local police station or online at the Ministère de la justice website.
  • If you live outside of Algeria:
    • You should contact the Ministère de la Justice directly (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you are not a citizen of Algeria:

  • If you live in Algeria:
    • You should apply at your local police station or online at the Ministère de la justice website.
  • If you live outside of Algeria:
    • You should apply at your nearest Algerian embassy or consulate, which will forward the request to the Ministère de la Justice.
    • Alternatively, family members residing in Algeria may apply on your behalf at your former local tribunal with the Information and documents listed below.


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Instructions

  • Extract record can only be requested by the person concerned or his legal representative in the case of a minor or an adult under guardianship.
  • Getting rid the criminal record of a third party is punishable by law (Article 248 of the Criminal Code).
  • The identity you provide will be verified by the Service. It must strictly comply with the Civil Registry.
  • Any citizen may apply for criminal record No. 03 by way of the internet by filling the application form of criminal record (update 3).
  • The withdrawal can be made with the court chosen in the list at the bottom of the application form criminal record (update 3).
  • The applicant must appear in person, with a piece of identification, a birth certificate and a revenue stamp worth 30 dinars.


Required Information

  • Title
  • Name
  • The original title for Women
  • E-mail
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Gender:
  • Father
  • Mother's name and title

Procedure

Local Application
  1. Apply for a Bulletin no. 3 from the local police station.
  2. Take your Copy of Birth certificate and National Identity Card.
  3. Pay applicable fees
Non Citizens Application
  1. Take your Copy of Birth certificate, resident permit and fees.
  2. Send to address : Ministère de la Justice, Service des casiers judiciaires, 08 Place Bir Hakem-Le Biar, Alger, Algérie
Non Resident
  1. Algerians should apply at the nearest Algerian embassy or consulate. (or) Family members residing in Algeria may request a police certificate on behalf of a non-resident citizen from the appropriate local tribunal.
  2. Take the Birth certificate and National Identity Card of the person with the payment and the fees which is applicable.

N.B. Former foreign residents should contact the Ministère de la Justice directly.

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Required Documents

Local Application
  1. Copy of Birth certificate
  2. Copy of National Identity Card
  1. Copy of Birth certificate
  2. Copy of National Identity Card
Non Citizens Application
  1. Copy of Birth certificate
  2. Copy of resident permit.
Non Resident
  1. Copy of Birth certificate
  2. Copy of National Identity Card

Fees

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Apply online at the Ministère de la justice website

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministère de la Justice,
Service des casiers judiciaires,
08 Place Bir Hakem-Le Biar,
Alger, Algérie
Telephone: 021.92.41.83 (213)
Fax: 021.92.17.01 (213)
E-mail: contact

Ministry of Justice

List of diplomatic missions of Algeria

Directory for Algerian Diplomatic and Consular representations abroad

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Video

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

Information which might help

Resident and Non-resident citizens can apply to the Court, Ministry of Justice or the Tribunal Office Department in the place of residence in Algeria.

Algerian non-residents - It is recommended the applicant sends authorization or a Power of Attorney to a relative in Algeria to obtain the certificate on their behalf. If this is possible apply through the Algerian embassy in their country of residence.

Non Algerian non-residents – the applicant’s embassy should communicate with the Algerian embassy in their country of residence, requesting the penal certificate. Alternatively the applicant could send a letter including a 30 Dinar stamp purchased from Algeria to the Ministry of Justice, Citizenship Authority, El Ebyar, Algeria, requesting the police clearance. Provide ID, Birth certificate and 30 Dinar stamp.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate

A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.

External Links

http://arabic.mjustice.dz/

http://www.mjustice.dz/html/?p=casier

http://www.mae.gov.dz/default_en.aspx


Others

Applying In Person:

Supporting Documents: Carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application). In case you are not able to present the original documents at the counter, bring notarized copy of documents being attached to the application. Ensure that notarized copy is legible, otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original. However, the passport and the document (which is to be attested) should be presented in original.

Applying by Mail:

Supporting Documents: Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application. Do not send any original documents except the PASSPORT and the document to be attested.

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