A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is a vital piece of documentation for immigration purposes or for working abroad. This official document is used to prove that you are of sound character, and ensure that you do not have a criminal background.
Kwa wale wanaohitaji Hati ya Polisi ya Tabia Njema (Police Clearance Certificate) kutoka Tanzania wanatakiwa kufuata hatua zifuatazo:-
Vitu hivi vyote vitumwe moja kwa moja kwa
Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters
Ministry of Home Affairs
P.O. Box 9094
DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA
Simu: +255 22 211006, 2118637, au +255 754 827940
Fax: +255 22 2112174
For those who require Police Clearance Certificates regarding ‘Criminal Records’, you are kindly advised to note that this High Commission does not issue Police Clearance Certificates.
You are therefore advised to proceed as follows:
(a) Get your local police to fingerprint you and send your fingerprints to the following address:-
Criminal Investigation Department Forensic Bureau
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 22 2110006
Fax: +255 22 2118223
(b) Attach US Dollars 25 to your letter forwarding the fingerprints which must provide details of the place you last resided while in Tanzania showing name of district, name of town, street name (if available) and house number.
(c) Please note: – Don’t forget to send your recent contact details. If you are required to have the police certificate authenticated you should send it with prepaid postage or bring it personally to the Embassy. The Embassy will in turn seek a formal verification from concerned authorities in Tanzania. It may take 2 to 3 working days or even a week, depending on the response from the authorities in Tanzania. You would also be charged a fee of $40. (See also “Authentication Section”).
REGARDING BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Please note that the High Commission does not process any applications for Birth Certificates.
You are therefore advised to:
(a) Go to the following website, http://www.rita.go.tz for information on how to apply, or contact:
Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency
Dar es Salaam
Tel No: +255 22 2153069
Fax No: +255 22 2153075
REGARDING THE AUTHENTICATION AND LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS
The High Commission will authenticate documents for a fee of £26 per page. However the High Commission is not liable with respect to any information contained in any document it authenticates. The authentication process takes 2 to 3 working days. In some circumstances the High Commission would be necessitated to issue a separate letter to authenticate the presented documents.
For those documents that are originated from United Republic of Tanzania, e.g. Police Clearance Certificate, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, court documents or documents from any legal registry, it may take a week to be authenticated because the documents have to be verified with the issuing authorities in Tanzania.