How to get a police certificate - Uganda

Do I need to provide a police certificate with my application for permanent residence? Yes

How to get a police certificate

Name of document(s) to get: Certificate of Good Conduct

If you are a citizen of Uganda

If you live in Uganda:

You should apply in person to the Directorate of Interpol & International Relations Uganda Police. 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 colour).
  • A letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested.
  • Applicable fees.

If you are not a citizen of Uganda

If you live in Uganda:

You should apply in person to the Directorate of Interpol & International Relations Uganda Police. You must allow your fingerprints to be taken and you must bring:

  • A certified copy of your passport bio-data page.
  • 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 Embassy/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 passport bio-data page.
  • Two recent passport size photographs (in colour).
  • A letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested.
  • certified original fingerprints taken at a police station in your current place of residence.
  • Applicable fees.

You can also apply by mail by sending your application to the Directorate of Interpol & International Relations Uganda Police with your fingerprints and supporting documents.

Information and documents you need

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

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a police certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

We will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

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