How to apply and obtain Police Clearance Certificate from Zambia?

What is a Police Clearance Certificate in Zambia?

A Police Clearance Certificate is a certificate that is issued by the Zambia Police to clear anyone of criminal record. This certificate would indicate whether someone committed a criminal offence or not.

Who Requires a Police Clearance Certificate?

  • For employment purposes. In most cases, the employer would require their employees to be cleared by the police before being confirmed into full time employment.
  • Registration of societies. It’s a requirement for those registering societies to be issued with police clearance certificates.
  • Board of directors.
  • Firearm holders.
  • In most cases when travelling outside the country.

Procedure to obtain Police Clearance Certificate

  1. Obtain a fingerprint form: You can get a fingerprint form from the nearest police station or embassy.
  2. Alternatively, you can download it from the official website of the Zambia Police Service.
  3. Get your fingerprints taken: You will need to have your fingerprints taken at a police station or by a certified fingerprinting agency.
  4. Complete the application form: You will need to fill in the application form for a Police Clearance Certificate. The form can be obtained from the nearest police station or downloaded from the official website of the Zambia Police Service.
  5. Provide a copy of your identification documents: You will need to provide a copy of your passport or ID card.
  6. Pay the fee: You will need to pay the application fee at the nearest police station or embassy.
  7. Submit your application: Once you have completed the application form, provided all necessary documents, and paid the fee, you can submit your application at the nearest police station or embassy.
  8. Wait for the certificate: The processing time for a Police Clearance Certificate is usually between 7-10 days. Once the certificate is ready, you will need to collect it in person from the police station or embassy where you submitted your application.

What is obtain Police Clearance Certificate Fees from Zambia?

Non-Criminal Fingerprint for Employment

  • Clearance for employment in the Civil Service K84 while for employment in a security company is K168.
  • Clearance for employment in the government security wing is K84 as well as employment in private companies.
  • Payment for Firearm Licence is K84

Interpol Certificate

  • Motor Vehicle Inspection/Clearance for individuals is K168.00.
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection for Corporate Bodies (outside Police Premises) is K334.00.
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