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Central African Republic - Police Clearance Certificate (Extrait de Casier Judiciare , Police Records)

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Police records, or extrait de casier judiciare, are available in the Central African Republic (CAR). The chief clerk of the country court of the specific province has the sole authority to issue police records.

This is a certificate issued by the Criminal Record Centre of the CAR which is a record of your convictions. This certificate is widely known as a Police Clearance Certificate, Police Clearance, Criminal Record, Arrest Record, Criminal Record, etc.


The chief clerk can also issue records to third-country nationals living in the capital or upcountry, but for a higher fee of CFA 1,500 (USD 2.08). Provincial and sub-provincial mayors are not authorized to issue police records.

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Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.

You must include your surname, first name(s), date and place of birth, address and the reason for the request. It is preferable, but not mandatory, to attach a copy of your identity card or passport.

If you wish to obtain a copy of a criminal record for a period of time during which you lived abroad, you need to contact directly the authorities of the country where you lived.

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


Make a copy of every page of your passport and sign every page with blue pen.

Once you’re in the building, ask where the Clearance Office is.

You will be asked to:

  • Fill out a form
  • Bring your Original Passport
  • Submit a copy of your passport
  • Take your picture
  • Take your fingerprints
  • Pay the required fee

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Required Documents

  • It is recommended you bring with you a letter or file number from the requesting source, if applicable.
  • All identification must be current and not expired.


You will be required to pay a fee of CFA 720.


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

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

Police Clearance Certificate will be released within 10 working days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Central African Republic

Central African Republic Online

List of diplomatic missions of the Central African Republic

Embassies of the Central African Republic

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Information which might help

All police records issued are kept at the Ministry of Justice in Bangui. A copy of each police record is kept in the Gendarmerie Headquarters that started the particular file (i.e. where an alleged crime took place, etc.) Authorities purge records ten (10) years after the date of first filing, CAR has no formal mechanism or indexing or filing police records. A judge is responsible for selecting police or criminal records for trial. There is no computerized database for keeping records, nor are there plans for automation.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

CAR citizens 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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Police Clearance is usually requested when you apply for a job either local or abroad or when you need to show supporting documents in applying for an ID like passport or when a government agency or any office requires it.

Police Clearance simply proves someone is cleared from any bad record in the police department or its affiliates. Clearance on the other hand proves someone is cleared from any liability, case, offense, crime or bad record.

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