Personal documents

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The anthropometric certificate / Police criminal records 

This document is requested directly from the police authorities in the place of residence in Morocco or by the means of the consular services. It is used to establish a record of the judicial status of the person concerned such as his criminal record.
The period of validity of the anthropometric card / Criminal records is three months.

     Required documents:

  • Consular registration;
  • A copy of the ID of the interested party;
  • For the minors and people under supervision: An identity card is required if the request is carried out by the father, the mother or the legal guardian.
  • Letter requesting police clearance
  • Where appropriate, a Power of Attorney will be requested for this purpose.
  • A prepaid self addressed envelope (Registered Post, Express Post).

Please not that applications are transmitted to Morocco (DGSN) and handed-over to the applicant by the Embassy once received from Morocco.

For the legalization of signature of the authorities, the following are required:

  • Identity document of the applicant;
  • Original document to legalize.

Extract of criminal records issued by courts

The Ministry for Justice set up an electronic platform which makes it possible to request online an extract of criminal records issued by courts (Bulletin n°3):

The extract of the criminal record (Bulletin n°3) is issued by the National Centre of Criminal Record at the Ministry of Justice and by local first instance courts.
The electronic counter allows citizens born in Morocco, regardless of their nationality, to request online extracts of criminal records and then withdraw it at the preliminary court of their birth place.
If the applicants were born abroad, regardless of their nationality, either Moroccan or foreigner, they may request bulletin n°3 at the Ministry of Justice (Centre of the national  criminal record) in Rabat :

  • Either online, with the option of giving a legalized power of attorney to a third party to  allow him/her to withdraw it on their behalf in Morocco;
  • Through Moroccan diplomatic and consular authorities.

There are two possibilities for Moroccan Nationals:

  • Online Application
    • Provide and correctly enter the information requested on the website aforementioned.
  • Request at the nearest Moroccan consular service :
    • A photocopy of the CNIE, front and back ;
    • Birth certificate for the non-holder of CNIE;
    • A legalised proxy, if the request is presented by a person other than the the applicant ;
    • A prepaid self addressed envelope (Registered Post, Express Post);
    • Fees*.

Legalisation of signatures and Certificate of conformity of documents

Legalisation is the formality by which the veracity of the signature, the quality in which the signatory of the act has acted and, where applicable, the identity of the seal or stamp of which that act is affixed is attested. Consular services are empowered to legalize signatures affixed to private deeds signed by Moroccans residing in their consular district.

     For the legalization of signature on procurement, declarations and various documents:

  • Consular registration, if the interested party resides in the district;
  • CNIE or Passport;
  • Power of attorney, declaration or document to be legalized;
  • Compulsory presence and signature of applicant in front of the consular agent;
  • A prepaid self addressed envelope (Registered Post, Express Post).

Important: The procurement relating to the real-estate transactions can be established only in front of the adouls, notaries or lawyers. Therefore, the Moroccan Embassy in Canberra cannot process this type of request. However, applicants can legalise these types of procurements through a public notary and request an apostille stamp from the DFAT State office of their state of residence in Australia. (More information about the apostille :

     Certificate of conformity of documents:

  • Consular registration, if necessary; 
  • CNIE or Passport; 
  • Copy of the document to be certified (original + photocopy);
  • A prepaid self addressed envelope (Registered Post, Express Post).

*Please refer to the fees section for applicable fees.