How to Get a Police Certificate – Zambia

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Zambia:

If you live in Zambia:

You should apply in person at your local police station or Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters-Lusaka (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Identity card or passport
  • Must allow your fingerprints to be taken on a standard fingerprint form
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Zambia:

You should apply to the CID Headquarters-Lusaka (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Copy of your passport
  • A set of fingerprints taken on a standard finger print form at any police station in your area of residence
  • A pre-paid DHL envelope for them to return the police certificate to you
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Zambia:

If you live in Zambia:

You should apply in person at your local police station or CID Headquarters-Lusaka (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Your original passport and copies
  • Certified copies of visa/permits showing proof of legal residence in Zambia
  • Must allow your fingerprints to be taken on a standard fingerprint form
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Zambia:

You should apply to the CID Headquarters-Lusaka (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must bring:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copies of visa/permits showing proof of legal residence in Zambia
  • A set of fingerprints taken on a standard finger print form at any police station in your area of residence
  • Two photographs
  • Dates and addresses of all places of residence while you were in Zambia
  • A pre-paid DHL envelope for them to return the police certificate to you
  • Applicable fees

Information and documents you need:

  • All information and documents needed are explained above

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.

Note: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police
Zambia Police Headquarters
Criminal Investigation Department
P.O. Box 50104
Ridgeway, Lusaka
Zambia

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