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Embassy of Tanzania, DC

Police Clearance Certificate

For those who require Police Clearance Certificates regarding “Criminal Records”, you are kindly advised to note that this Embassy does not issue Police Clearance Certificates. You are therefore advised to proceed as follows:

  1. Get your local police to fingerprint you and send your fingerprints to the following address:-


    • DIRECTOR
      Forensic Bureau
      9 Ghana Ohio Road
      P.O. Box 9094
      11483 DAR ES SALAAM
      TANZANIA.

      Tel: +255 22 2110006
      Fax: +255 22 2118223
  2. Attach a letter requesting a “Certificate of Good Conduct” from the applicant or institution requesting the certificate. The letter should 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.
  3. The letter and attachments must be sent by DHL, having paid all shipment and return charges or Send by any convenient means, indicating the email address at which the applicant will be notified of the successful issuing of the certificate and communicate on means by which it will be returned to him/her at his/her cost.
  4. Attach a copy of your passport, a photocopy of the page containing personal particulars.
  5. Attach two recent passport size pictures
  6. Attach proof of 25 USD payment (plus overseas charges & Bank clearance charges). This a fee charged by NBC Tanzania, therefore you will be responsible for the overseas & other bank charges.

    • Payment must be sent to: NBC Bank A/C No: 011105003888
      ACCOUNT NAME: POLICE FORCE RETENTION COLLECTION ACCOUNT
      BRANCH NAME: NBC (CORPORATE BRANCH)
      SWIFT CODE: NLCBTZTX

  7. 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”).