Guidelines for Application for a Certificate of Character

Overview
 
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:-
 
 Piton DHQ                      2645364        

 Rose Hill DHQ                4674408 

 Flacq DHQ                       4011329        

 Curepipe DHQ                6702990        

 Port Louis South DHQ   2118917

 Port Louis North DHQ   2171154

 Moka Police Station       4020975

 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