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Guidelines for Application for A Certificate of Character

The Certificate of Character is governed by the Certificate of Character Act 2012 (No 18/2012). It is an official document issued by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions which states whether a person has previous convictions recorded against him/her.
Who may apply
·   Any Citizen of Mauritius;
·   Non Citizen who holds a resident/ work permit in Mauritius.
How to apply
Contact the Police Divisional Headquarters where you reside with the following documents (the original and two photocopies thereof):
·   Birth Certificate(computerized A4 format)
·   National Identity Card/ Passport for Non Citizen
·   Marriage Certificate (where applicable)
·   Proof of Residence in Mauritius
Applicants from abroad
Applications made from abroad can be processed through the Mauritian Embassy/ High Commission in the country where application is made.
Where to Apply?   
At the nearest Police Divisional Headquarters as follows:-
                                       Contact No.                                                             Contact No.

 Piton DHQ           2645364        Port Louis South DHQ   2118917

 Rose Hill DHQ     4674408        Port Louis North DHQ   2171154

 Flacq DHQ           4011329        Moka Police Station       4020975

 Curepipe DHQ     6702990        Rose Belle DHQ             6274317

 Rodrigues DHQ    8310601


Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays   0900 hrs to 1430 hrs (Except for collection up to 1600 hrs)
On Saturdays             0900 hrs to 1100 hrs (Except for collection up to 1130 hrs)
Applicable Fees           Rs 100/- Individuals
                                     Rs 300/- Companies
Processing Period       Maximum 6 weeks

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