Relevant document: Certificate of character (formerly known as a ‘Certificate of Morality/Certificat de Moralite’).
Residents: Apply in person at Police Headquarters of the districts (regions) at:
- Port Louis (South) Line Barracks
- Port Louis (North) Abercrombie
- Piton District Headquarters
- Rose Hill District Head Quarters
- Curepipe District Headquarters
- Rose Belle District Headquarters
- Flacq District Headquarters, or
- Rodrigues (Port Mathurian) District Headquarters.
Residents provide: Civil status certificates and identity cards (the original and two copies of each) as well as any document confirming your address.
Non-residents: Apply by writing to the address above.
Non-residents provide: Your birth certificate, ID card, marriage certificate and fingerprints (only if requested after making the application), residence card (if available), a letter signed by you and indicating your period of residence in Mauritius and a copy of your identity card, driver's licence or passport.
Processing time: Four weeks
Note: The certificate will be posted to you if you are in Australia or, if abroad, through any Mauritian Embassy, Consulate or Mission. This will speed up the process, especially when original copies of documents cannot accompany the application. Mauritian Missions/Consulates/Embassies can certify the true copies of the original documents. Alternatively, an applicant can also delegate any one of their relatives in Mauritius to make the application on their behalf (by a simple letter of authorization, addressed to the Commissioner of Police).