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Uganda - Obtain Police Clearance Certificate (Certificate of Good Conduct)

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Procedure[edit]

Applicants Living in Uganda[edit]

Requirements per Applicant:

  • Fees approved by the government: UGX 64,300
  • TWO PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS
  • Photocopy of the National id or Photocopy of passport (Bio data page)
  • Finger prints taken by Uganda police in Uganda or taken and certified by a police institution of any other country where the applicant is living


Procedure of Applying

  1. Applicants go to the National Central Bureau of INTERPOL Headquarters, Kampala (Plot12, Mabua Road, Kololo, and Kampala, near the Air Strip).
  2. Applicants who may wish to make inquiries can do so at Customer Service Desk at the entrance.
  3. Applicants make written applications and pick Bank Payment Advice Forms (BPAFS) from Revenue Collection Office (at the desk in the shed house near the entrance).
  4. Applicants make payments (UGX. 58,300) in STANBIC bank at Forest Mall, Lugogo or any STANBIC Branch. After payment in the bank they come back to base and make another payment (UGX 6,000) at revenue collection office, in room 5.Receipts for this payment are issued.
  5. Applicants present both payment receipts from bank and revenue collection office to the finger print office in the shed house near the entrance.
  6. Applicants have theirs fingerprints taken and sent to the Forensic Laboratory for screening.
  7. Applicants applying as individuals are advised to go back home and report back to INTERPOL HEADQUATERS to collect their certificates of good conduct after 7 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).
  8. Company, group, , school, organization, or institution applicants are advised to collect their certificates of good conduct after 14 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).


Applicants Who Live Outside Uganda[edit]

For Ugandan Citizens

You should apply at your nearest High Commission of Uganda or through a representative, relative or friend. You need to provide certified original fingerprints, taken at a police station in your current place of residence. You must also bring:

Requirements:

  1. SIX month continous of stay in Uganda
  2. Fees 20 US$ or equivalent per applicant living outside Uganda.
  3. Two Passport size photographs
  4. Certified Photocopy of the National ID OR Photocopy of Passport (Bio-data page)
  5. Finger prints taken and certified by the Police Institution of the country where the applicant is living.
  6. A letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested.

Mode of sending the items mentioned above (2-6)

OPTION A:

Send all items to a trusted person/friend in Uganda and give an introductory letter signed by yourself authorizing him/her to follow up the matter on your behalf (the applicant).

OPTION B:

Send by DHL to the address given below all the above items plus a prepaid self-addressed courier bag from DHL to ensure safe delivery of Certificate of Good Conduct to you (the applicant).
To: The Head of National Central Bureau of INTERPOL, Kampala
Directorate of INTERPOL & International Relations
Plot 12 Mabua Road, Kololo
P.O.Box 34203, Kampala
Tel: +2564114500698
Fax +256414 500696;
Email: interpol@upf.go.ug


For Non-Ugandan Citizens

You should apply at your nearest High Commission of Uganda or through a representative. You need to provide certified original fingerprints, taken at a police station in your current place of residence. You must also bring:

Requirements:

  1. SIX months continuous stay in Uganda: A foreign national who lives outside Uganda and wishes to apply for a certificate of good conduct should have been a resident within Uganda for at least six months. Failure to have this requirement, his/her application will not be considered. The person will have to apply for the certificate from the previous country of residence or country of origin.
  2. Permit of entry copies
  3. Fees 20 US$ or equivalent per applicant living outside Uganda.
  4. Two Passport size photographs
  5. Certified Photocopy of the National ID OR Photocopy of Passport (Bio-data page)
  6. Finger prints taken and certified by the Police Institution of the country where the applicant is living.
  7. A letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested.

Mode of sending the items mentioned above (2-6)

OPTION A:

Send all items to a trusted person/friend in Uganda and give an introductory letter signed by yourself authorizing him/her to follow up the matter on your behalf (the applicant).

OPTION B:

Send by DHL to the address given below all the above items plus a prepaid self-addressed courier bag from DHL to ensure safe delivery of Certificate of Good Conduct to you (the applicant).
To: The Head of National Central Bureau of INTERPOL, Kampala
Directorate of INTERPOL & International Relations
Plot 12 Mabua Road, Kololo
P.O.Box 34203, Kampala
Tel: +2564114500698
Fax +256414 500696;
Email: interpol@upf.go.ug

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Required Documents[edit]

Residents:

  • A copy of your identity document.
  • Two recent passport size photographs (in colour).
  • A letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested.
  • Receipt of proof of payment of processing fees.


Non-Residents:

  • Completed application form.
  • a certified copy of your Identity document foreign nationals are required to provide their passport bio-data page
  • full set of fingerprints impressions - ( you need to provide certified original fingerprints taken at a police station in your current place of residence)
  • two passport size photos (in color)
  • 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
  • A letter from your employer if you are a foreign national who lived in Uganda. The letter should advise who you are, what type of work you did, and where you lived in Uganda
  • If you have spent only a short period of time in Uganda you will need to provide a police certificate from your home country or country of current residence.
  • Copy of your Residence Permit/Work Permit/Appointment Letter/Dependent Pass
  • Receipt of proof of payment of processing fees.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

International Criminal Police Organisation
National Central Bureau of Interpol
Plot 2 Mabua Road Kololo
P.O. Box 2973
Kampala
Telephone: +256-414-500695/500698
Fax: +256-414-500696
Email: interpol@upf.go.ug
Website: www.upf.go.ug


The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Missions Abroad

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Ugandan citizen above 18 years of age.
  • Non-Uganda Citizen should have been a resident within Uganda for at least six months.

Fees[edit]

  • Government Revenue – Paid in Bank
    • Certificate of good conduct UGX 48,000
    • Finger print screening UGX 7,000
    • Bank Charges UGX 3,300
    • Subtotal in Bank UGX 58,300
  • Government Revenue – Paid in the office:
    • Administrative fees - Paid at the Revenue Collection Office at Interpol Headquarters and receipts are issued:
    • Certificate officer allowance UGX 3,000
    • Fingerprint officer allowance UGX 3,000
    • Subtotal paid at office UGX 6,000
Grand Total UGX 64,300

Bank Payment Advice Forms (BPAFS) are obtained from Revenue Collection Office at Interpol Headquarters.
Payment is made in STANBIC BANK. After Bank Payments, a government General Receipt will be issued as an acknowledgement of the Revenue paid.

Validity[edit]

The Certificate of Good Conduct is valid for six (6) months from the date of issue.

Documents to Use[edit]

Documents which are used or the application are provided at the National Central Bureau or High Commission of Uganda abroad.

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Sample Documents[edit]

SAMPLE - Certificate of Good Conduct

Processing Time[edit]

Police Certificates of Good Conduct for individual applicants are issued after 7(seven) working days while those of company/group applicants are issued after 14 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays) from the date when the fingerprints are taken.

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Instructions[edit]

If you live in Uganda:

You should apply in person to the National Central Bureau of Interpol. You must allow your Fingerprints to be taken and you must bring:

  • A copy of your identity document
  • Two recent passport size photographs (in colour)
  • A Letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • Applicable Fees


If you live outside of Uganda:

You should apply at your nearest High Commission of Uganda or through a representative, relative or Friend. You need to provide certified original fingerprints, taken at a police station in your current place of residence. You must also bring:

  • A certified copy of your identity document
  • Two recent passport size photographs (in color)
  • A Letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • Applicable fees

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Place of Issue
  • Period of stay in Uganda
  • Place of residence in Uganda
  • Reasons for inquiry
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Plain impression prints of Thumb and other four fingers.
  • Photo image
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Police Clearance Certificate certifies that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Ugandan Police Force.
  • The Police Clearance Certificate is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries.

Information which might help[edit]

A Certificate of Good Conduct from the International Criminal Police Organization records disclosure is known as “Certificate of Good Conduct or Police Clearance Certificate”. Police Clearance Certificate is issued by the National Central Bureau of Interpol, Kampala.

All individuals, either born in Uganda, outside of Uganda or of undocumented birth place, can apply for a copy of their Certificate of Good Conduct from the National Central Bureau in Kampala; the criminal record information is maintained at the National Central Bureau of Interpol.

Certificate of Good Conduct Certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the (Uganda Police Force) and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries.

Person applying for Certificate of Good Conduct are required to state the period of stay in Uganda. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy).

It is issued to any individual who reside more than 6 months in Uganda.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • This clearance is needed by those who want to change country of residence.
  • You may be mandated to get police clearance certificate if you want to occupy a sensitive position in Uganda, though simply called police attestation.
  • You may also need to upload a Police clearance certificate if you are to proceed on a post graduate programme in foreign institutions.
  • Even as a tourist to another country, you will need police character cert. to show that you don’t have outstanding criminal record back home, and ensure that you won’t be a threat to your host country.

External Links[edit]

Uganda Police Force

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Others[edit]

URGENT CASES :

Certificates of good conduct are issued on the First Come First Serve Principle.

Applicants who apply first get their certificates before those who apply after them. Therefore:

  • Urgent cases must be genuine and can only be sanctioned by the Director of INTERPOL and International Relations
  • Applicants with genuine urgent cases must present authentic supporting documents.
  • No middle men or agents will be accepted in the process. This is also to warn that any costs incurred by the applicant outside the prescribed ones will not be the responsibility of the Directorate of INTERPOL and International Relations.
  • Middlemen, Impostors or any other Dubious Characters will not influence the NCB’s progress in any way ,shape or form and shall be arrested and prosecuted if they attempt to interfere with the possess of screening applicants for Police Certificates of Good Conduct.