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Uganda - Apply for a Police FingerPrint Clearance Certificate

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This can be done in two way

At any police station[edit]

  • Go to any nearby police station;
  • Request that your fingerprints be taken on a prescribed form;
  • Make all the necessary payments;
  • The office will affix the police stamp and seal to the form on which the finger prints are taken and return it to you

National Bureau of Interpol[edit]

  • Go to Head of National Bureau of Interpol Uganda and apply for the certificate;
  • Make payment at the nominated bank;
  • Get all the required document;
  • Go to CID Headquarters to have fingerprints taken.
  • CID will then conduct a manual criminal record check and send the results to Interpol
  • Collect the results from Interpol and pay the second fee charge.


Required Documents[edit]

  • A certified copy of Identity document foreign nationals are required to provide their passport bio-data page
  • Two passport size photos (in colour)
  • A letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • Certified copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Uganda in cases of foreigners.
  • Letter from your employer if you are foreign nationals who lived in Uganda. The letter should advise who you are, what type of work you did, and where you lived in Uganda
  • Payment slips

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

International Criminal Police Organization
National Central Bureau of Interpol
Plot 2 Mabua Road Kololo
P.O. Box 2973 Kampala
Telephone: +256-414-500695/500698
Fax: +256-414-500696

Head of National Bureau of Interpol Uganda
Plot 12, Mabua Road
P.O Box 34203, Kampala UGANDA
Telephone: 256 (414) 500 698 or 772 345 161 or 716 345 161



Eighteen and above


  • Ugx 48000 payable to a nominated bank.
  • Ugx 3000 payable to Interpol when the police certificate is collected


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

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

At the police station it could go for a day. At the National Central Bureau of Interpol it could go for 2 or more days

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  1. Apply in person at the nearest Ugandan police station
  2. Complete the necessary application form.
  3. Make all necessary payments
  4. Send the application together with the required documents to International Criminal Police
  5. The fingerprint form must be signed by the person who took the fingerprints

Required Information[edit]

  • The applicants full name
  • Sex
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • A set of fingerprints of both hands taken by a recognized police authority
  • Identity number
  • Purpose of certificate required


Need for the Document[edit]

A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger. They can also be explained as traces of an impression from the friction ridges of any part of a human. A police fingerprint clearance certificate is issue to confirm that the applicant owns the fingerprints printed on the certificate.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Family or friends living in Uganda can apply on behalf of an applicant buy not that an original certificate of fingerprint verification certificate should be attached.
  • If one is applying from outside Uganda, a bank cheque of the equivalent amount in USD is accepted and cheque should be made payable to the Director of Interpol.
  • No other currency is accepted except USD or Ugandan Shillings (as Interpol Kampala does not hold a foreign bank account and therefore cannot cash foreign currency money orders).

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • The certificate can be used as identification document;
  • It confirms identity;
  • It can e used as court requirements, residence permission or securing employment

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