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Cameroon - Police Clearance Certificate(Extrait duCasier Judicaire)

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For Cameroonians, the document involved is called the "Extrait du Casier Judicaire" which is issued by the Chief Court Clerk (Greffier en Chef) of the Tribunal de Premiere Instance in the capital of the province of the applicant's birth.

This document will show convictions and other pertinent information or will indicate 'no record' by saying in effect "person's identity verified."


A Police Certificate is an official document/certificate to prove whether or not you have a criminal record in Cameroon.

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  • Apply to your local police authority in Cameroon.
  • Apply In person to your council.
  • If the applicant was not born in Douala, they should obtain a chief’s letter from the place of their birth or country of origin. If the applicant has been convicted of an offence, they must obtain a special certificate called ‘Non-Conviction Certificate’ which costs 1,200 Francs in Yaoundé.
  • At Provisional Court where the person resides; in Yaoundé at Court of Justice; or at the Cameroon Embassy or High Commission of the country of resident. Non Residents – are required to register their presence and their departure to obtain a stamp in their passport from the Commissioner of Police in the town where they reside. This stamp will only be placed in the passport once a check has been run with the local court and a clear record returned. Provide: document of identity, passport, forms obtained on application. Fee payable 2500 Cameroon Francs

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
  • Cameroonian ID number (if applicable)
  • Last residential address in Cameroon
  • Last Cameroonian business / employer's address
  • Telephone number of the business / employer
  • Date
  • Signature
  • Mailing address in the country of application
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Telephone number


  • If you live in Cameroon
    • You must obtain an excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record from the trial court in your country of birth.
    • You must file an application with the trial court in your country of birth and pay the required fees. Applications can usually be processed in one day.
    • You must submit the required documents.
  • If you live outside Cameroon
    • An excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record can only be requested from within Cameroon. The Cameroonian embassies cannot issue this document or help you obtain one.
    • If you are a Cameroonian living abroad and want a Bulletin No 3, you must send your original birth certificate to someone living in Cameroon, who can then apply on your behalf.

Under Cameroonian procedures, convictions and other records occurring anywhere in Cameroon are sent to the court in the applicant's provincial capital for filing, thus making this document effectively a national clearance. The court clerk in Yaoundé also has duplicate records for persons born in Northwest and Far North Provinces.

The applicant can obtain the Extrait in person by presenting his or her National Identity Card at the clerk's office, or by sending the card to an immediate relative who can take it to the office for the applicant. There may be a fee for this service.

Non-Cameroonians resident more than 6 months in Cameroon, must obtain a Certificate de Bonne Vie et de Moeurs from the police commissioner of the Commissariat Special at the person's place of residence, or former residence if there is no record. If there is a record, the applicant must obtain an Extrait from the court, as above. The Certificate is not national, and in fact, only covers the district of the province in which the person lived. Thus an applicant, who has resided in two or more districts, each more than 6 months, must obtain a Certificate from each district. The Certificate can be obtained by the applicant in person, or by mailing a request to the appropriate Commissariat(s) with the following information: name, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number and issuance information, number and date of any Cameroon visas issued, number and date of issuance of the Cameroon ID Card (Permis de Sejour), and dates of residence and address while in the district. There is a fee for this service.

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Required Documents

You must submit the following:

  • a duly completed form
  • a national identity card
  • an original birth certificate
  • applicable fees


Fee payable 2500 Cameroon Francs


The clearance should not be more than 3 months old

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Processing Time

Applications can be processed in one day.

Office Locations & Contacts

Judicial Prison Map

Supreme Courts

Consulates and Embassies

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If no criminal conviction data against the applicant in Cameroon is located, the applicant is issued the Certificate and send it directly by registered mail to the relevant Consulate / Immigration Authority / Government Authority.

If criminal conviction data is found, the relevant Consulate / Immigration Authority / Government Authority and the applicant will be replied with a letter advising that the Certificate could not be issued and listing out the conviction data by registered post within the prescribed period.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Police Clearance Certificates provide information concerning possible criminal records or convictions of applicants.

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

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If the applicant is under investigation by the Cameroon Police Force, or is currently a defendant in criminal proceedings in Cameroon, or is subject of non-payment of fine including traffic offences, his/her application will not be further processed until the matter concerned has been concluded. A letter shall be issued to the applicant informing that his/her application is pending conclusion of the matter. Once there are no outstanding matters, a Certificate or letter will be issued

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