FAQ

How do I get “Interpol clearance”?

Interpol clearance, also known as Interpol Red Notice clearance, is a process whereby Interpol clears an individual’s name from its database. This process is usually initiated by the individual themselves, who must first submit a request to Interpol. Once Interpol has recei Read more »

Do countries need to have bilateral treaties to extradite Interpol Red Corner offenders?

Bilateral treaties are agreements between two countries that establish extraditable offenses and the process by which offenders will be extradited. Many countries have bilateral treaties in place with neighboring countries in order to facilitate the extradition of criminals. Inte Read more »

What’s the difference between red corner notice & look out notice?

There are two types of notices issued by Interpol: red corner notices and look out notices. Red Corner notices are issued for fugitives wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence, while lookout notices are issued for missing persons or unidentified bodies. In both cases, the n Read more »

What is an international arrest warrant? How does the Interpol put it out? Why?

An international arrest warrant is a legal document issued by Interpol, the international police organization, in order to capture fugitives wanted for serious crimes. Interpol puts out international arrest warrants for fugitives who have fled their home country in order to avoid Read more »

What sort of crimes does Interpol normally deal with?

Interpol is the world’s largest international police organization, with188 member countries. Interpol’s role is to facilitate international police cooperation and help member countries to apprehend criminals and fugitives. Interpol deals with a wide range of crimes, i Read more »

Is an Interpol Red Notice always public on Interpol.int?

Interpol Red Notices are global alerts issued by Interpol at the request of a member country. They have published on interpol.int and include the names and photographs of persons wanted by national jurisdictions for the commission of serious crimes. The publication of Interpol Re Read more »

Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF)

The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL (CCF) is a body that oversees the international police organization’s file system. The CCF has the authority to decide whether certain information should be included in a file. They can decide to delete the information, add a ̵ Read more »

The Interpol Preliminary Request Process

INTERPOL’s Commission for Control of INTERPOL’s Files published a list of the countries with the highest number of preliminary requests in 2010. These requests are classified according to whether they’re made by an individual, the nature of the complaint, or whe Read more »

International & European Arrest Warrant

An International arrest warrant (EAW) is a legal document issued against an individual in another country that requires extradition. People are often arrested when they cross a border or are stopped for unrelated reasons. Having this legal document means that you may be arrested Read more »

Who owns Interpol?

No entity owns INTERPOL. It is an intergovernmental body, comprising 195 member countries. INTERPOL helps local police in all member countries work together to make the world safer. To do this, INTERPOL enables the local police to share and access data on crimes and wanted person Read more »
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