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Liberia - Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Liberia for citizen and non citizen.

a. Apply In-Person
  1. PCC can be applied in-person at Liberia National Police Headquarters (Records and Identification Section).
  2. Address :
    Liberia National Police Headquarters (Records and Identification Section),
    Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building,
    Capital Hill in Monrovia, Liberia.
  3. Application forms can be obtained from the above office on your visit.
  4. Go to the office as per the address above. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  5. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents.
  6. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  7. This application will be processed by respective department.
  8. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person or will be delivered through mail upon notification or issued as per norms.


Applying process – overseas for both citizen and non citizen

a. Apply through representative
  1. Applicant shall go back to Liberia or shall mandate an authorized representative to apply on their behalf.
  2. The mandated person should be entrusted with the written authorization.
  3. Address :
    Liberia National Police Headquarters (Records and Identification Section),
    Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building,
    Capital Hill in Monrovia, Liberia.
  4. Representative has to go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  5. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  6. This application will be processed by respective department.
  7. 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 Liberia.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Liberia, 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).
  • letter of support from a community leader.
  • letter of support from the community police station


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Liberia National Police Headquarters (Records and Identification Section),
Charles B. Alfonso Cain Building,
Capital Hill in Monrovia, Liberia.

Contacts: 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]

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]

The process is done manually and requires five working days for issuance.


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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    



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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Instructions[edit]

Each individual has the right to contact any police station for the purpose of ordering a certificate regarding his or her criminal record, which will be sent according to the law, directly to foreign missions, to missions abroad or to international adoption agencies, depending on the available data.

It is the applicants responsibility to contact the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary police certificates or clearances. Each countrys procedures are different. Applicants may have to apply to more than one level of government or more than one agency - municipal, provincial, state, federal and the police, courts or similar governmental agencies for the police certificate. If a police certificate cannot be obtained from any of the countries on the list, provide a written explanation why and an original letter from the police authority confirming that it will not issue a certificate.

In most cases, you must contact the police or government to ask for a certificate. You may have to:

  • provide information or documents, such as photographs, fingerprints, or your addresses and dates that you lived in the country or territory, and
  • pay a fee.



Required Information[edit]

  • Your full name as on your birth certificate including your maiden name if applicable
  • Your date and place of birth (or a copy of your birth certificate)
  • Your current address
  • All addresses at which you have lived at in Liberia and when you lived there
  • The place and purpose for which you require the Certificate



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Need for the Document[edit]

A Police Clearance Certificate states that you don't have any criminal record for the period specified in the Certificate.

It is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings. Police certificate is also known as good citizen certificate, good conduct certificate, police clearance certificate, or judicial record extracts. Applicants may have to submit fingerprints and certain personal information to request a criminal record check, and the police or government agency may charge a fee. If no record found, the police certificate will indicate such.


Information which might help[edit]

Relevant document: Police clearance certificate.

Residents: Apply in person to the address above.

Non-residents: You will need to ask a friend or relative in Liberia to obtain the certificate on your behalf. You will need to provide fingerprints taken at a local police station in your country of residence. You will also need to provide your personal details and a passport sized photograph.

Provide: A certified copy of your passport bio data page, a certified copy of evidence of your legal residence in Liberia, fingerprints and the required fee.

Fee: Payable.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

It is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.



External Links[edit]

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Foreign Affairs



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Others[edit]

In many immigration cases you may be requested by relevant Government to present Police Clearance Certificate from another country where you have resided for some time. If you are going through immigration process, you will definitely be asked for such a certificate.