1. Police Certificates are available for citizens of Côte d'Ivoire, non-residents born in Côte d'Ivoire, and non-Ivoirian residents (or former residents) of Cote d'Ivoire.
2. In both cases, applications may be made in person or by mail (although the first option is strongly recommended due to unreliable local mail system).
--When applying in person, an Ivoirian national should go to the Clerk of the Court Office, of the Court of Justice of the city of birth while a non-Ivoirian would go to the "Bureau du Casier Central" at the Ministry of Justice, located in the compound of the building called "Bloc Ministériel" in the Plateau area.
--If the application is sent by mail, it should be addressed to:
a) For Ivoirian nationals: Monsieur le Greffier en Chef, Tribunal de Première Instance, (Specify the City), Côte d'Ivoire
b) For foreigners: Maître Yao Kouadio Jean, Bureau du Casier Central, Ministère de la Justice, BP V 107, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
3. Information needed to enable the issuance of the document are as follows:
--Applicant's birth certificate displaying the full name and date/place of birth
--Full name and date/place of birth of both parents
--Applicant's current profession and current domicile
In addition, for non-Ivoirians:
--Indicate the period during which the applicant resided in the country
--Specify if the applicant was employed during that period and give employer's name and contact.
4. The issuance fee is that of the Revenue Stamp. The fee for an Ivoirian national is CFA 500. A non-Ivoirian will pay CFA 5,000.