Information on how foreign nationals can obtain Police Clearance Certificates from the Maldives Police Service.

A Police Clearance Certificate contains details of any ‘disclosable’ convictions relating to the applicant under the Criminal Law of The Republic of Maldives. The issuance of Police Clearance Certificates is the responsibility of the Maldives Police Service. However, in certain circumstances, the Embassy may be able to provide assistance with applications.

As all Police Clearance Certificates must be collected by hand from the Police Headquarters in Male’, Foreign nationals seeking to obtain a certificate for their time as expatriate workers in the Maldives, are advised to contact their former employers in Maldives for assistance.

In the event that this is not possible, application forms can be downloaded here. All applications, with any supporting documents, should be sent to records@police.gov.mv.

All queries in relation to obtaining police certificates should be first directed to the Bureau of Criminal Records:

Bureau of Criminal Records,
Maldives Police Service,
Shaheed Hussain Adam Building,
Boduthakurufaanu Magu,
Male’
Republic of Maldives

Telephone: +960 3322112 (ext. 3733)
Email: records@police.gov.mv

Please Note: Obtaining Police Clearance Certificates can take a considerable amount of time when the applicant is outside of the Maldives. Please make applications well in advance.

To check the authenticity of an issued Police Clearance Certificate, click here.