Certificates of Police Clearance
Certificate of Police Clearance, also commonly known as Certificate of Good Conduct has become one of the basic requirements for employment and to transact certain businesses such as supply of services with most Governments as well as with the Private Sector world-over, Kenya included. In Kenya, this function is mandated to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of the National Police Service (NPS).
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It is important to note that the waiting period for applications made through the e-citizen system is about 10 working days and between 6-8 weeks for applications submitted through the High Commission.

Applications for Kenyan child who are under 18 years of age are done through their parent/guardian e-citizen account.

Application for Police Clearance Certificate is also now available at the Huduma Centres.  

When applying at the Kenya High Commission, please note that we cannot accept personal cheques or cash payments.

Obtaining a Certificate of Police Clearance

For Kenyan citizens living in the United Kingdom, applications can either be launched through the High Commission or online through E-Citizen, available at the link below.

Similarly, Foreign Citizen applicants based in the United Kingdom, seeking to be issued with this certificate can submit their applications through the Mission. Alternatively, this can be made directly with the DCI Office in Nairobi. For more information please visit the link below.

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Requirements for Kenyans to Apply online through E-Citizen
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The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
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A second generation National Identification Card.
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An E-Citizen Account (please click here to create one)
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You will be required to pay 1,050 Kenyan Shilling (or equivalent) through your preferred payment method on E-Citizen before submitting your online application.
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Two copies of your payment invoice
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Duly filled application (Click to download)
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A complete set of finger-prints and palm-prints. This must be taken in prescribed forms at a Police Station in the United Kingdom which must also bear the official stamp/endorsement. In some cases, appointments for the fingerprints and palm prints with the Police takes time, hence it is advised that applicants start this process early enough. (Please click to download the form)
Requirements for submission at the Kenya High Commission in accordance with E-Citizen application
1
An application letter, addressed to: 
The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place,
London,
W1B 1AS.
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Duly filled application form (Click to download)
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Duly completed original fingerprints and palm prints taken in prescribed forms by the UK Police. Please note that prints taken not by the UK Police will lead to deferral of the application, leading to unnecessary delays.  (Please click to download the form)
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2 copies of payment invoices
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Two clear photocopies of applicant’s Kenya National ID Card for an adult applicant or two copies of Kenya Birth Certificate if minors (under 18).
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If applying in person, please bring your Original Kenya National ID Card for an adult applicant or Original Birth Certificate for a minor (under 18) applicant.
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If applying by post, please attach two certified, clear photocopies of applicant’s Kenya National ID Card for an adult applicant or two certified copies of Kenya Birth Certificate for a minor (under 18)

Once applications have been submitted to DCI Headquarters, the applications would be processed and certificate issued via e-citizen platform, hence applicants are advised to log-in to their e-citizen account and print the same.

Requirements for manual application through the Kenya High Commission
1
Duly filled application form (click to download)
2
An application letter, addressed to: 
The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place,
London,
W1B 1AS.
3
A complete set of finger-prints and palm-prints, taken in prescribed forms at a police station in the United Kingdom. This must also bear an official stamp/endorsement.  (Please click to download the form)
4
Two clear photocopies of applicant’s Kenya National ID Card for an adult applicants or two copies of Kenya Birth Certificate for a minor applicant (under 18)
5
If applying in person, please bring your Original Kenya National ID Card for an adult applicant or Original Birth Certificate for a minor (under 18) applicant.
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If applying by post, please attach two certified, clear photocopies of applicant’s Kenya National ID Card for an adult applicant or two certified copies of Kenya Birth Certificate for a minor (under 18)
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If applying by post, please attach a fee of £10.00 Postal Order or Bankers Cheque payable to the High Commission
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For those applying in person, payment can be made on card.
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A stamped and addressed envelope to yourself, to enable us to post your certificate to you.
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Applications made by post must be addressed to: 
The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place,
London,
W1B 1AS.
Requirements for non-Kenyan citizens in the UK
1
Duly filled application form (click to download)
2
An application letter, addressed to: 
The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place,
London,
W1B 1AS.
3
A complete set of finger-prints and palm-prints, taken in prescribed forms at a police station in the United Kingdom. This must also bear an official stamp/endorsement.  (Please click to download the form)
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Certified copy of Applicant’s valid Passport.
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Proof that the applicant has at one point resided in Kenya for at least 6 months. This includes passport entry/exit endorsements by Kenya authorities, work Permits, residence permits, letters of appointment/employment, Dependants Passes. Students are required to produce Student Passes accompanied with relevant testimonials and/or certificates proving completion of the Studies.
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Pay 1,050 Kenyan Shillings or its equivalent of £10 via Debit Card, Banker’s Cheque or Postal Order and obtain the official receipt at the High Commission Reception
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For those wishing to pay directly to DCI Headquarters, you can submit a Banker’s cheque payable to Director of Criminal Investigations, Nairobi-Kenya.
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The application consisting of a duly filled application form, original payment receipt or cheque, certified copy of passport, proof of residency in Kenya and fingerprints must be forwarded officially with a covering letter from the official fingerprinting agency or Kenyan High Commission to DCI Headquarters Nairobi-Kenya through post or runner.
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A stamped and addressed envelope to yourself, to enable us to post your certificate to you.
10
Applications made by post must be addressed to: 
The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place,
London,
W1B 1AS.

Foreign citizens residing in Kenya must present themselves and the following documents at:
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters,
Mazingira House,
Kiambu Road,

Nairobi

During the submission of the application, the applicant will be advised on the method of collecting the Certificate once processed.  

Requirements for foreign citizens residing in Kenya
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Original and copy of your passport from your home country
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Documentary proof that you have been a resident in Kenya for at least 6 months. This can include letters of appointment to employment, Valid Work Permits and Dependants Passes. Students are required to produce Student Passes accompanied with relevant testimonials or certificates proving completion of the Studies.
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A payment must be made of 1,000 Kenyan Shillings at the DCI Headquarters. Please obtain your official receipt.
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You must allow your finger-prints and palm-prints to be recorded on a prescribed form at the DCI Headquarters.  (Please click to download the form)
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For Refugees, in addition to the the requirements above, one must also produce an original and copy of valid mandate letters from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and further Movement pass from transit centre or refugee camps.
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