DCI Announces Changes in Police Clearance Application
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) alerted all Kenyans seeking to apply for the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) – formally Good Conduct – to take note of new changes in the application process.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, February 21, DCI announced that applicants will no longer be required to book a fingerprinting date while applying for the Police Clearance Certificate.
The government institution noted that the section was removed from the online portal and encouraged the applicants to visit any centres of their choice for the service.
“Applicants are encouraged to visit their convenient fingerprinting centres with their printed C24 copies, payment vouchers, and original ID cards,” DCI advised.
A sample of a Police Clearance Certificate (Certificate of Good Conduct)
Additionally, all those who will choose the DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road were informed that the fingerprinting facility can be accessed between 7 am and 3 pm.
“For those choosing DCI Headquarters as their preferred centre, please note that PCC applicants access the fingerprinting facility between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. After 3:00 pm, only those within the centre are served,” DCI warned.
Furthermore, DCI urged Kenyans to make use of Huduma Centres spread across the country to avoid long queues.
However, DCI emphasised that once the certificate is generated, it remains on the individual’s eCitizen account for a period of six months after which it is pulled down.
Consequently, Kenyans were advised to print their certificates before the set date to avoid any inconvenience.
The certificate is issued after an individual has been searched in the country’s criminal records and found with no criminal records.
“The validity of a certificate of good conduct is based on the information provided as from the date of issuance of the certificate,” Kenya Police noted on its website.
All those seeking the PCC are required to make a payment of Ksh1,050 through the mobile money platforms. It takes between two weeks and a month for your certificate to be ready after being processed by the DCI.
A screen grab of eCitizen portal