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Police clearance certificate in Cameroon is an official document issued by the Cameroon Police as a background check on those who are immigrating to another country. Police character clearance is done to check whether an applicant has criminal record. This document is to guaranty the host country that you are not wanted by law in the country you are coming from. Simply put, police certificate is document is to show the country you are immigrating to that you are of good character, who maintains a clean slate.


  1. You may want to ask, “why do I need to obtain police clearance certificate?”  Most often, this clearance is needed by those who want to change country of residence.
  2. In some instances, you may be mandated to get police clearance certificate if you want to occupy a sensitive position in Cameroon.
  3. You will need police character certificate if you are invited by the Canadian Immigration office to complete your application for a temporary or permanent residence (as a worker).
  4. You will also need to upload a Police character certificate if you are to proceed on a post graduate programme in UAE, UK, Canada, Russia or any foreign institutions
  5. Even as a tourist to another country, you will need police character certificate 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.


Getting this police clearance certificate in your country means that you are some steps closer to migrating to another country, here are the requirements you will need to present at application and collection locations Cameroon:

  1. Valid international passport
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Two passport-size photographs
  4. Occupation
  5. Year you left Cameroon
  6. Finger print /biometric
  7. Fee


If you are abroad and require assistance with acquiring a Police Clearance certificate in Cameroon and have specific questions regarding the above or require any clarification. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly.