How to Apply for Police Clearance as a Foreigner in Kenya

How to Apply for Police Clearance as a Foreigner in
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The police clearance certificate is also called a certificate of good conduct. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) is responsible for issuing this document. The document indicates that one has been searched in the criminal records system. Non-Kenyan citizens are now able to apply for police clearance online through the eCitizen portal. The certificate is issued whether one has a criminal record or not. If an individual has no criminal record it’s indicated ‘nil’ on the certificate.

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Foreigners Need these Requirements to Apply for Police Clearance

  1. An eCitizen account since the application is online.
  2. Your Alien ID (foreigner identification) document and a copy of the same.
  3. A scan of your passport bio-data page.
  4. A scanned original work permit.
  5. A scan of the Endorsement of the work permit.
  6. A transaction fee. The application fee is Ksh. 1,000 so you need at least Ksh. 1,050 in your M-Pesa.

Can a Foreigner Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate?

The answer to the question above is YES. Foreigners can now apply and get police clearance certificates in Kenya. Here is a step-by-step guide to enable you to achieve that;

1. First, go to the eCitizen portal and Log into your account. If you do not have an account, tap on create an account and follow the prompts then log in to your account.

How to Apply for Police Clearance as a Foreigner in

2. Click on the DCI option and select get Service.

3. Click on the Make Application option and start your application.

4. You are then required to select the country you are staying in and the duration of your stay. Your stay duration must be over six months to qualify for the application.

5. Select your Nationality and provide your Passport Number.

6. You are then required to provide your immigration status which is either work permit, dependent student, diplomat, or permanent resident.

7. Choose the place where your fingerprints will be taken.

8. You are then required to upload your original work permit, passport Bio-data page, and endorsement of your work permit.

9. Review your entry and then submit it to finish your application.

10. Wait for confirmation from the authorities.

11. Make the necessary payments after confirmation.

12. Print the invoice and C24 form.

Related: How To Know Whether your Certificate of Good Conduct is ready for download Kenya

During submission, the following is required:

  1. A download of 2 copies of the invoice and one copy of the C24 printed on both sides on an A4 paper.
  2. Original ID card and photocopy.
  3. Fingerprints and palm print.

The submission requires the applicant to visit the station that you selected when applying.

How can a foreigner print good conduct in Kenya?

After the application is submitted and fingerprints are taken, a certificate of good conduct in all parts of Kenya takes one to two weeks to be provided to the person who has applied. Once ready it is availed on the eCitizen portal. Log into your eCitizen account and under services, choose the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) section.

After clicking on the DCI option, You will see a page with your eCitizen details, services, and recent applications. Click on ‘view’ next to the most Recent Applications. There is a downloads option on the right-hand side, locate it and click on Police Clearance Certificate. To download the good conduct, click on the print services.

How to Renew your Foreigner Good Conduct

The renewal process of Good Conduct is the same as applying for a new Conduct as of this moment. You will follow all the above steps including fingerprints being taken afresh.