Thursday, August 20, 2015

How to Get Certificate of Good Conduct in Kenya

Obtaining the certificate of Good Conduct in Kenya is pretty easy. All you need is yourself, your national identity card, Ksh. 1,000, about an hour of your time (if in Nairobi) to rush to the CID headquarters and a three weeks waiting period. Below are the steps you need to take:

kenya police certificate of good conduct
Things you will need
  • Just Yourself (for the finger prints, of course)
  • National Identity card. Do not bother making a copy; you will do this at the CID offices because they have a particular way of printing the copy is such a way that the finger prints are legible. 
  • Ksh. 1,000 for processing
  • An extra Ksh. 10 for the photocopy. It does not hurt to bring more coins for the boiled maize, pineapple or a banana at the gate on your way out.
  • A blue pen
  • Tissue or wet wipes to wipe your fingers after you are done. There is a stern warning that if you smudge the walls you will pay for the repainting.
Steps

  • Make your way to Odeon and board a Matatu number 100. They are outside Tuskys just opposite KCB Tom Mboya branch.
  • Alight at the CID headquarters, Kiambu Road. It is the next stage after Muthaiga junction
  • A few yard into the premises, turn right. You will see a sign indicating where you need to turn
  • The first stop is the Cash office where you need to pay the Ksh 1,000. You will be issued with a receipt and on it is the collection date.
  • You will then be directed inside where you will make copies of the receipt and the ID card. 
  • The next stop is where you present your copies to a guy seated near the wall to the right to get the application form. This guy will also staple the form, original copy of the receipt and your ID's copy together
  • Sit on a bench and wait for roughly three minutes while you write your name on the form and the ID number
  • Another guy will come, take the forms and instruct you to line up for the finger prints to be taken
  • The last stop is the form's submission. The form is stamped and so is your copy of the receipt.
If you were applying for a job, you can now take the receipt to your employer as you wait for the certificate in exactly 3 weeks. Now wipe your fingers, buy boiled maize (mutungo) on your way out and have a lovely day.

42 comments:

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    1. You'll need it Patrick. hehe...

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    2. What if you are in Mombasa?

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    3. Drive/ fly to Nairobi and follows steps 1 to 10

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  2. Wooow thanx.am applyin sooon.thanx for the informatn

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  3. Kindly

    Is the CID headquarters open on Saturdays ?

    Please

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    1. If it is to get your certificate, me thinks not. It is a government institution and we know they do not open on weekends.

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  4. Is the certificate just valid for one year? I got my certificate in 2013. Do i need to reapply again?

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    1. Yes. It is only valid for one year. The reason for this is that a lot can happen in one year. You can become The Most Wanted Criminal in just an year. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the same reflects on your certificate, don't you think? :-)

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  5. If someone is Kenyan born and his mother father is Kenyan citizen and they apply his citizen when he was aunder 18year and some how the time he got his citizen and he become over 18year now immigration need his good conduct certificate and he don't have national identity card and department of immigration issue for him an temporarily document as his identity can he use that document to get his good conduct certificate kindly advise

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  6. Under what circumstances does one not qualify to get the certificate

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    1. You need to be a Kenyan who does not have any criminal record with the Kenya Police Department.

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  7. Valuaable info.....Now wipe your fingers, buy boiled maize (mutungo) on your way out and have a lovely day. Pretty tasty..

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  8. do I have to go back to CID t collect the certificate? or will it be posted?

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    1. You do need to go back to collect it.

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  9. Wow...it is such a good way to serve people....wish all other government offices could do the same way

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    1. They will. We're heading in the right direction.

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  10. Can i renew my certificate? how can that be done if one is out of the country for sometime?

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  11. What is the validity period of the Certificate?

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  12. I applied for certificate 3wks ago... But on the receipt they av idicated that im suposst to collect 28th which 4wks from the date of application.... On ur system I can see its 3wks.....is their a probability of it being ready today.. I go to check?? Its needed urgently..... How can u help me?

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  13. I have lost my receipt, what can I do to collect my certificate?

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  14. How does one check certificate of good conduct is ready for collection

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    1. The receipt you get normally has the date when your certificate will be ready.

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  15. what does one require when renewing his/her good conduct cert?

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  16. Hey..can i apply for it on saturdays?

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  17. That is so informative, thanks a lot. I'm going for one today..... and I won't forget to crry money for 'mutungo' hehehe

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  18. i applied certificate of conduct on 10th august 2016, how can i check the status coz i went to cid they told me they have not recieve.

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  19. How can I replace my certificate

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  20. Update this Blog. the process has changed dramatically. You can't just go show yourself at CID HQs...you need an ecitizen account and pay by MPESA.

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  21. Are they open on saturday. I need to apply for a cert today

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  22. good morning.
    if required to do Malindi change anything? from what the police station told me I nead to send my passapoero ID and residence in original to Nairobi police HQ, you can confirm this.
    Taks

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  23. What do you do when you just lost one?
    I collected mine today but I have unfortunately lost it with all the attachments i.e. the invoice & the finger print forms I guess. Can I have one re-generated instead of going through the whole process all over again?

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  24. can i apply with my passport or waiting card

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  25. To whom it may concern,

    I am Burundian by Nationality and I lived in Kenya where I did part of my studies. I am currently residing in Burundi and I was in need of the Police Clearance Certificate and so I was wondering if I can apply for this document online or I have to travel to Kenya in order to obtain it.

    Please advise me and thank you in advance for your reply.

    Regards,

    Astere

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  26. Very useful info there modern mum, I'm headed out there tomorrow, I must taste the 'mutungo' Thanks!

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  27. Good Afternoon,

    I applied for a certificate of good conduct for myself on 02nd Nov 2016 which is 3 weeks now.
    i have not gotten it yet but why is it that a person applied on 8th Nov 2016 and has already gotten his certificate? do i have to bribe to get mine fast?

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  28. Hello,
    Can one apply with the waiting card?

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