Available. A judicial record (Extrait de Casier Judiciaire) equivalent to a police certificate for citizens of Senegal may be obtained in person or by writing to the civil court in the region where the applicant was born. The civil courts of Senegal's regions are in the following regional capitals: Dakar, Diourbel, Kaolack, Fatick, Kolda, Louga, St. Louis, Tambacounda, Thies and Ziguinchor. (An eleventh region: Matam, is in the process of being implemented. A fee of CFA 380 is required for the processing of the judicial record and it normally takes 24 hours to process the request.
Felony records are expunged ten years following completion of the sentence; misdemeanors are expunged five years following completion of the sentence; traffic offenses are expunged two years after the offense.
Foreigners can obtain a police record, (Extrait de Casier Judiciaire Special), from the Greffier de la Cour D'Appel Du Tribunal Departemental de Dakar, Bloc Des Madeleine, Avenue Andre Peytavin, Dakar, Senegal. The same fee of CFA 380 is collected for the service. Foreigners need to include a form of photo ID and the names of their parents with the request for the police report. It takes two days to one week to process this request. For foreigners in Senegal, they can pay the fee directly at the court. For former residents currently living outside of Senegal who are requesting the police report from abroad, the fee must be paid by bank draft.
Senegal's system for records of convictions is not automated. Searches for police certificates are conducted manually through the tribunal's log books. Convictions are indexed by name. All convictions for foreigners are centralized at the "Section Des Etrangers" (Foreigners' Section).