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
Mondays to Fridays 0830 hrs to 1430 hrs (Except for collection up to 1600 hrs)
On Saturdays 0830 hrs to 1100 hrs (Except for collection up to 1130 hrs)
Applicable Fees Rs 100/- Individuals
Rs 300/- Companies
Processing Period Maximum 3 weeks