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

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Uganda for citizen and non-citizen.

a. Apply in-person
  1. Applicant shall apply for Police Clearance Certificate in-person with “Directorate of Interpol & International Relations Uganda Police”.
  2. Address:
    Directorate of Interpol & International Relations,
    Uganda Police,
    Plot 12 Mabua Road, Kololo,
    P. O. Box 34203,
    Kampala, Uganda,
    Tel +256 414 500695/500698 | Fax: +256-414-500696
    E-mail: Interpol@upf.go.ug
  3. Go to the respective office. Application forms can be obtained from the office on visit. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  4. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges, if required as advised.
  5. This application will be processed by respective department.
  6. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in person upon notification or issued as per norms.



Applying process - overseas for citizen and non-citizens.

A. Apply through embassy or consulate in-person
  1. Applicant can apply at their nearest embassy or consulate in-person. Link to locate the embassy or consulate: use the “mission abroad” menu to find details link
  2. Application form can be obtained from the embassy or consulate. Call the office and fix appointment for personal visit. Also find out the details for this procedure.
  3. On the scheduled date, go to the office with all the document in original and in copy. Please follow as per officer guidelines to process your application.
  4. This application will be processed by the respective department. The completed certificates are forwarded to the concern.
  5. Applicant shall collect the certificate with the respective office upon notification or can get it delivered as per norms applicable.


B. Apply through representative
  1. Applicant shall mandate an authorized representative to apply on their behalf at the respective “police station in your current place of residence”.
  2. The mandated person should be entrusted with the written authorization to apply for it and / or receive it.
  3. Representative should carry required documents and the completed application form and go to the respective office.
  4. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. #Representative should pay for any charges, if required as advised.
  5. This application will be processed by respective department.
  6. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person upon notification or issued as per norms.
Note:
Representative should carry the following while applying.
  • written authorization
  • ID card or passport.


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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Citizen proof/Document of National Identity (DNI).


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Uganda.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Uganda, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).
  • Written authorization.
  • Finger print obtained from competitive authorities.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Directorate of Interpol & International Relations,
Uganda Police,
Plot 12 Mabua Road, Kololo,
P. O. Box 34203,
Kampala, Uganda,
Tel +256 414 500695/500698 | Fax: +256-414-500696
E-mail: Interpol@upf.go.ug

Contact details: link


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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.


Fees[edit]

  • Ugs48 000(Ugandan shilling) payable to a nominated bank.
  • Ugs3 000(Ugandan shilling) payable to Interpol when the police certificate is collected.
  • Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.


Validity[edit]

Validity norms vary from country to country.


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]

Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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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.