StarAliHaiderHow to obtain a police certificate
My query is that, if police certificates were asked again by UK London office, at medical stage, should we have to send them all these three certificates again for me and my spouse. At the application submission time to UK office, we had sent them three certificates for me and my spouse or only latest one at the palace where we living now?
Latest one =City where we are living now, Gujranwala, Pakistan
2nd One= Four our stay at Lahore Pakistan
3rd One= Since after age of 18 years at place of birth. Karachi
If you want to immigrate to Canada, you and your dependants may have to provide police certificates when you submit your application for permanent residence. Visa offices may also request certificates from students and temporary foreign workers.
What is a police certificate?
A police certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police clearance certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to prevent individuals who pose a risk to Canada's security from entering the country.Who needs a police certificate?In general, you and everyone in your family who is 18 years of age or over need to obtain a police certificate. You must obtain a police certificate from each country or territory where you have lived for six consecutive months or longer since reaching the age of 18.
The certificate must have been issued no more than three months before you submit your application.
If the original certificate is neither in English nor in French, submit both the certificate and the original copy of a translation prepared by an accredited translator with your application.How to obtain a police certificate
In most cases, it is your responsibility to contact the police or relevant authorities and request the certificate. When doing so, you may have to:
* provide information or documentation such as photographs, fingerprints or your addresses and periods of residence in the country or territory; and
* pay a fee for the service.
To find out if you need a police certificate from a country or territory in which you lived for six months or longer, consult the Procedures for Obtaining Police Certificates. You will find information on how and where to obtain police certificates, including police or government contact information. If this information is unavailable, contact the national police agency or the country's or territory's embassy or consulate.
If you have lived in a country that has changed its name or status, the police certificate should come from the current national authorities of that country as specified on our website. If you are unable to obtain a police certificate from a country because you are a refugee from that country or for any other reasons, please provide a written explanation.
CIC will also do background checks in all the countries or territories in which you and your family members have lived. These checks will determine if you have had any arrests or convictions, or if you are a security risk to Canada.http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/security/police-cert/intro.aspHow to obtain a police certificate - Pakistan
Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.If you live in PakistanIn larger cities
You should provide a Police Character Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate. Application forms are available at the “Town” or “City Police Officer” of your area.
The “Town” or “City Police Officer” will issue the required certificate directly to you. A fee may apply. In smaller cities, towns or rural areasYou may request an application form from the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of the Police Security Branch. The superintendent of Police (SSP) will issue the required certificate directly to you.
If you live in a Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) in Pakistan or in areas where there is no police presence
Follow the instructions below if you live in one of the seven agencies of the FATAs or in areas where there is no police presence.The seven FATA agencies are:
* Khyber Agency
* Mohmand Agency
* Bajaur Agency
* Orakzai Agency
* Kurram Agency
* North Waziristan Agency
* South Waziristan Agency
Each agency is divided into Tehsils where there is a non-gazetted officer (Tehsildar) and a gazetted officer (Assistant Political Agent). The administrator in charge of the agency is usually the Political Agent.
You should obtain a clearance from the Tribal Elders and forward it to the Tehsildar in your area. The Tehsildar forwards the clearance to the Assistant Political Agent (or sometimes the Political Agent).
The clearance certificate is issued from the office of the Assistant Political Agent (or sometimes the Political Agent).If you live outside Pakistan
Generally, you may obtain a Character Clearance Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate directly from the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police of the Police Security Branch for the area from which the Character Clearance Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate is required.To obtain this, non-nationals or non-residents may need to present:
* Attested photocopies of their passport, including all the pages showing their legal stay in that country
* Attested photocopy of their National Identity Card
* Two passport-size photographs
* Authority letter in the name of their blood relative to obtain this clearance certificate on their behalf
* Affidavit on 20 Rs judicial stamp paper from the relative who will obtain the clearance certificate, stating that they will receive the clearance certificate on behalf of the relative overseas
If you are not physically present in Pakistan, you are advised to contact the nearest embassy or consulate (general) of Pakistan for assistance in obtaining police certificates.
Note: The Canadian High Commission in Islamabad cannot assist you in this regard.http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/security/police-cert/asia-pacific/pakistan.asp