Certificate of Morality / Character Mauritius
How do I go about getting a Morality Certificate and do I need to pay any fees for this? Anyone familiar with the procedure and the length of time it takes for them to issue you one. I need this ASAP!!
The Morality Certificate has been replaced by the Certificate of Character (COC) as from 10 October 2012 and you have to pay an application fee of Rs100 to get it.
Here is what it looks like.
Below are the documents you'd need:
- Birth Certificate
- National Identity Card/Passport
- Marriage Certificate (where applicable)
- Other supporting documents (such as change of name, rectification etc)
- Proof of Residence in Mauritius
It takes between 2 to 6 weeks from the date of application to get the COC. The reason for the long delay is that applicants sometimes do not send the required documents (in correct format) or they've been convicted in a court of law and obtaining all their crimes and misdemeanor (2nd schedule of the Certificate of Character Act 2012) slows down the processing.
You can manually fill in the morality/character application form to submit at the Police Divisional Headquarters.
|Port Louis (South)||2118917|
|Port Louis (North)||2171154|
|Moka Police Station||4020975|
Mon - Fri : 09:00 to 14:30 (Collection till 16:00)
Sat : 09:00 to 11:00 (Collection till 11:30)
As from Feb 2023, you are now able to request this digitally so you can also apply online for the COC and upload the necessary documents (eg birth certificate) through their portal and make payment by credit/debit card (SMB/MCB banks or any other VISA).Using your printed copy or downloaded PDF format
The certificate can only be issued in either English or French. It states convictions recorded against an individual and is an official document issued by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Once you have collected yours from the District Headquarters where you made your application (or have it downloaded from the government portal), you can send it as supporting evidence of good character when applying for a job, enrolling for further education at a college/university or acquiring a visa for your travel plans.Note : Answers given before this one were correct at the time of publishing, that is, the Morality Certificate used to be FREE but the Certificate of Character isn't.
I was asked to pay Rs100 to apply for the morality certificate at Rose-Hill police station without being given a receipt. Few days later, I was at the PMO in Port Louis and I could see written on the wall that morality certificate is free of charge. I don't know what to believe anymore. Any ideas people?