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Before you can check whether your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya, you must apply for it. Once done, you must wait a few weeks to download and print it. You will require this certificate when applying for a job anywhere in Kenya. But do you know how to check if your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya?

Many employers in Kenya require new employees to provide their police clearance certificate or a certificate of good conduct before getting a job. The certificate certifies that the Kenyan authorities have conducted a criminal search on the applicant and found the person has no criminal record.

How to check if your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya
You can check police clearance certificate status in Kenya depending on the method you used to apply for the certificate. Here are the three methods to use to check if your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya:

1. Check the police clearance certificate status at Huduma Centre

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You can apply for a certificate of good conduct at a Huduma Centre near you. Kenya has 52 Huduma Centres spread countrywide, with at least one Huduma Centre in all the 47 counties.

Once you visit Huduma Centre, you must provide your details to apply for a police clearance certificate. Also, you must pay KES 1,000 as a fee to have your details processed and verified.

After applying, you will have to wait at least five days before you can get your certificate. However, it could take up to 30 days to verify, process, and issue your certificate of good conduct at a Huduma Centre.

2. Check clearance at DCI Headquarters
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is the only police unit responsible for processing and issuing the certificate of good conduct. The DCI uses a biometric system to capture and store an applicant’s fingerprints and uses the information to verify their identity and criminal history.

You can apply for a police clearance certificate at any DCI office countrywide. DCI has its headquarters in Nairobi along Kiambu Road in Muthaiga, Kenya. If you are outside Nairobi, you can apply for the certificate from the Divisional CID offices in your area.

After applying, you will have to wait at least a week to get your certificate of good conduct from the offices where you made your application. However, it may take longer than a week because of a backlog of applications.

3. Check the clearance certificate status online

You can download your certificate of good conduct online via the eCitizen website. However, that assumes you have created an account on the website. If you already have an account, here is how to check your police clearance certificate status.

Log in to your eCitizen account.
Go to the section labelled Directorate of Criminate Investigation.
Click on Get Services.
Go to the Recent Applications section.
Under the PCC, you will see an option labelled GENERATE CERTIFICATE PN NIL.
If the file is downloadable, click the reference number beginning with PCC.
Click on the Download button.

How to check if your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya
You can download and print the file later or click on the Print button to print it. However, if you do not have an account with eCitizen, you will have to create one as follows:

Go to eCitizen.go.ke.
Choose Kenya Citizen Account.
Enter the ID Number and First name as it appears on your ID.
Click on Verify.
Enter your email address and password.
Confirm your password.
A confirmation link will be sent to your email.
Click on the link to confirm your email. Ensure to use a valid email address because it will be used to receive notifications and application status from eCitizen.
Once the eCitizen platform appears after clicking the link, click Next.
Enter your mobile phone number.
You will receive a verification code for the number.
Enter the verification code sent to your mobile phone on the next screen.
Click on Verify.
Once you verify your phone number, you can upload your photo or skip the option to complete the registration.

Who qualifies for a certificate of good conduct?
Several people qualify to apply for a certificate of good conduct. These include:

A Kenyan residing in Kenya.
A Kenyan residing in a foreign country.
A foreign citizen who is not an alien or refugee in Kenya.
A foreign citizen who is an alien and refugee in Kenya.

The individual must be 18 or older and have a second-generation National Identity Card and a clear photocopy of the National ID. Also, a person below 18 can apply for the certificate but must provide an original and clear copy of their birth certificate.

How long does good conduct take to be ready in Kenya?
Having your certificate of good conduct ready to collect in Kenya will take at least one to two weeks. However, it may take longer if the Directorate of Criminal Investigation is still searching for criminal activity on your part.

The DCI usually runs your fingerprints in their system of criminal records. Your certificate can be ready within a week if the DCI finds that your fingerprints are not associated with any criminal record. They will verify a certificate of good conduct and avail it to you.

How to check if your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya
A Huduma Center branch in Kibra. Photo: @Huduma Kenya Source: Facebook
How long does good conduct take at Huduma Centre?
Having your certificate of good conduct ready at the Huduma Centre where you applied should take at least a week. However, there is a waiting period between two weeks and one month before you can collect your certificate.

How much does getting a police clearance certificate cost in Kenya?
It will cost you KES 1,050 to get a certificate of good conduct. You must pay the fee during the application. Once your certificate is ready, you will not pay anything. Instead, you can download and print it from the eCitizen portal or pick it up from Huduma Centre or DCI Headquarters

How long is a certificate of good conduct valid?
A certificate of good conduct is valid for 12 months, after which you must re-apply. However, you can provide your employer with your certificate of good conduct if you applied and were issued with it at least three years ago.

Final word
Do you know how to check if your certificate of good conduct is ready in Kenya? If not, you can do it in three ways. The first and second options are to visit the Huduma Centre branch or the DCI regional offices where you applied for the certificate to see if it is ready. The third option is to go to the eCitizen website, log in to your account, and find out whether your certificate is ready.

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