Available. Ordinarily, the court record, which includes felony convictions, should be sufficient. However, a police record (fichier de police) may be obtained at the police station of residence.
A court record (extrait de casier judiciaire) may be obtained from the Tribunal Penal in the administrative region where the applicant was born. A fee of 120 Ouguiya is required for the service and it normally takes no more than 24 hours to process the request.
Police and court records are indexed by name, but records are not automated. This, combined with wide variations in spelling makes name-checks somewhat unreliable. The recently-begun transition to a machine-readable national identity card may help to resolve this problem.
There are frequent indications or reports of corruption among civil registry or court personnel. It is widely believed that anyone with a criminal record can obtain a clean report using well-placed payoffs.