A Certificate of Good Conduct is issued to applicants who have a clean criminal record in Kenya, indicating that the holder possesses good morals, behavior, and adheres to the law. Due to this, many employers consider it a prerequisite for job applicants.
The Certificate of Good Conduct is valid for one year and requires annual renewal.
To renew the certificate, there are two options available:
- Physical Application: Applicants need to visit an application center, such as a police station, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), or the nearest Huduma center. They should bring the necessary documents and a processing fee of Kes. 1050. Required documents are as follows:
For Kenyan Citizens:
- Original and copy of the national ID card
- Original birth certificate for those under 18 years of age.
- Original and copy of their passport
- Proof of residence in Kenya for at least 6 months
- Documents from employers or institutions (for expatriates)
- Valid work permits
- Student IDs with other supporting documents (for students)
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An official will guide applicants through the application process, which typically takes only a few minutes.
- Online Application: Applicants can choose to apply online through the e-Citizen portal by following these steps:
- Open the e-Citizen’s official website.
- Create an account or log in if you already have one.
- Look for “Police Clearance Certificate” in the portal and click on it.
- Fill out the online form for the Certificate of Good Conduct.
- Pay the processing fee of Kes. 1050.
- Download and print two copies of the invoice and C24 forms.
- Present yourself, along with the required documents mentioned in option 1, at a Huduma center or DCI headquarters.
After completing the application, the Certificate of Good Conduct can be collected/downloaded within three weeks after the application date.