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Burundi - Police Clearance Certificate / Extract of Police Record

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In Burundi the Police Clearance Certificate is called Extract of Police Record. It is a document that is issued by the police of Burundi, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Burundian police, and is also required when a person applies for an emigration status to other countries.

In some countries Police Clearance Certificates are also known as “No Objection Certificates” or “Certificates of Character”.


Resident and non-resident citizens can apply by contacting Commisariat General de le Police Judiciare.

While applications by post will be accepted, it is preferred that non-resident citizens have a Burundi resident apply in person at Police HQ Bujumbura on their behalf.

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The Certificate from the Burundian Police– Criminal Record Centre is available to Burundians who require confirmation on their criminal status.

The application for a police clearance certificate is a personal matter that the applicant must attend to and the issuing of a Clearance Certificate is the sole responsibility of the Criminal Record Centre in Burundi.

Burundians that work, travel and reside abroad require Police Clearance Certificates for purposes such as court requirements, residence permission or securing employment.

Required Information

  • Surname
  • Maiden name (if applicable, also specify in which surname the certificate should to be issued)
  • Given names
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Burundian ID number (if applicable)
  • Last residential address in Burundi
  • Last Burundian business / employer's address
  • Telephone number of the business / employer
  • Date
  • Signature
  • Mailing address in the country of application
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Telephone number


Applicants should obtain an Extrait du casier judiciaire by providing a copy of their identity card, two passport-size photographs and the applicable fees to:

Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire
Service Central d’Identité Judiciaire
Boul. du Peuple Murundi
B.P. 417, Bujumbura
Telephone: (257) 22 57 83

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Required Documents

Provide a letter of introduction and explanation of why the Police Certificate is required, 2 passport photographs, certified copy of ID card, certified copy of passport if not living in Burundi


The fee charged is BIF 1000.


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

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire
Service Central d’Identité Judiciaire
Boul. du Peuple Murundi
B.P. 417, Bujumbura
Telephone: (257) 22 57 83

Burundi embassies abroad

Burundi - Embassies and Consulates

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Information which might help

Police authorities in some countries require a certified set of fingerprints as part of their requirements to provide a Police certificate.

If you require a set of fingerprints in order to apply for a Police certificate you will need to approach an authorized fingerprinting provider. You must take you current passport with you when obtaining a certified set of fingerprints.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

This certificate is used by people who require confirmation of their criminal status for emigration purposes or for working abroad. A certificate stating whether any criminal offences are recorded against the applicant will be issued.

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The applicant can ask a relative or a friend in Burundi to pay the processing fee for the certificate in BIF on behalf of the applicant and can also receive the PCC on behalf of the applicant.

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