Police Clearance Certificates

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The following list contains directions about obtaining Police Clearance Certificates for Canadian immigration from various countries around the world.


Note that in certain countries, Police Clearance Certificates are not always available. In such cases, special conditions may apply, and it is in your best interest to check with the Canadian Immigration Visa Office that will process your file for instructions.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

No specific form is required to obtain this document.

Citizens of Afghanistan: You must send a letter to your local Police Office that falls under the Ministry of the Interior, explaining why you are requesting a police certificate. You will be issued the police clearance document by the Ministry of the Interior; please contact the nearest office if you require further assistance.

Non-citizens: You must send a letter to the nearest office of the Ministry of the Interior, explaining why you are requesting a police certificate. You will be issued the police clearance document by the Ministry of the Interior; please contact the nearest office if you require further assistance.

Requests from residents of Pakistan

See Pakistan

Contact information for Afghan Consulates in Pakistan:

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Karachi
Street 26, Block 5, Clifton
Karachi 75500
Tel: (+92-21) 5821 261 to 4
Fax: (+92-21) 5821 260
Email: agc_karachi@yahoo.com

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Quetta
45 Price Road
Quetta
Tel: (+92-81) 2843 364
Fax: (+92-81) 920 2549

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Peshawar
Opp PAF Selection Center
The Mall, Peshawar Cantonment
Tel: (+92-91) 5285 963
Fax: (+92-91) 5285 961

Non-Resident Requests (excluding Pakistan)

No specific form is required to obtain this document. You must send a letter to the nearest Afghan Embassy or Consulate, explaining why you are requesting a police certificate. A clearance letter will be issued by the Afghan Embassy or Consulate; this document will need to be sent to the Canadian visa office in Islamabad.

Please contact the nearest office of the Afghan Embassy/Consulate if you require further assistance.

Contact Information for the Afghan Embassy and Consulate in Canada:

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa
240 Argyle Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1B9
Tel: 613-563-4223
Fax: 613-563-4962
Email: contact@afghanembassy.ca

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Toronto
477 Richmond Street. West,
Suite 901 Toronto,
ON M5V 3E7
Tel: (416) 385-1033
Fax: (416) 385-3810

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Submit application form at any post office in Albania, request is then sent to General Directorate of Prisons. Pick up the returned certificate at the same post office. Copy of Albanian ID card required.

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Albania: A relative can submit the application on your behalf (see above, as per local residents) OR apply at nearest Albanian Embassy or Consulate. Copy of Albanian ID card required

Non-citizens: Applicants may delegate a friend/former work colleague to submit the application on your behalf OR apply at the nearest Albanian Embassy or Consulate. Must provide proof of stay in Albania (work permit, residence permit).

Married female applicants: Certificate must be issued with both maiden and married names.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Algeria: A Bulletin no. 3 can be obtained from the local police station or online at the Ministère de la Justice website.

Non-citizens: A Bulletin no. 3 can be obtained from the local police station or online at the Ministère de la Justice website. You must also provide proof of residency

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Algeria: You can apply at your nearest Algerian Embassy or you can contact the Ministère de la Justice directly at:

Ministère de la Justice
Service des casiers judiciaires
08 Place Bir Hakem-Le Biar
Alger, Algérie

Alternatively, a family member in Algeria may apply on your behalf at your former local tribunal.

Non-citizens: Contact the Ministere de la Justice directly or apply at your nearest Algerian Embassy. You must provide proof of residency in Algeria.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may apply by mail or in person for a Certificat de bonne conduite, using a copy of your national identity card, passport or residence permit, at the following address:

Tribunal de Corts
Avenue Tarragona 58-62
Andorre La Vieille, Principauté d’Andorre

Tel: 00-376 870710

Fax: 00-376 867 676

Email: tcortws@justicia.ad

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply for a police certificate at the local police authority.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your criminal record information will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to provide:

  • your full name and aliases (if applicable)
  • places of residence
  • purpose of the request
  • passport details
  • the applicable fees

Requests can be made to:

The Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
The Valley, Anguilla

Tel: 264-497-3740

Non-Resident Requests

Using the address above, you may apply in person, by mail, or have someone apply on your behalf.

You will need to provide:

  • your full name and aliases (if applicable)
  • places of residence
  • purpose of the request
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • passport details
  • the applicable fees
  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope, (if you wish the police clearance to be mailed to you)

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your criminal record information will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Your valid passport and the appropriate fees should be presented to:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
American Road
St. Johns, Antigua

Tel: 268-462-0125 (local calls)

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to provide the following:

  • a copy of your birth certificate
  • a list of places and dates of residence in Antigua and Barbuda
  • two passport-type photographs
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority

Requests should be addressed to:

The Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
American Road
St. Johns, Antigua

Tel: 268-462-2095 (overseas calls)

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You may obtain a certificate called a CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES from the Registro Nacional de Reincidencia in Buenos Aires. There are other branches throughout the country. Note that this certificate must be issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. When applying, be sure to specifically state that the certificate is requested “con excepción al artículo 51 del Código Penal.” Once the application process is complete, you will receive a certificate with a security code giving you access to the online certificate. Email, fax or mail the Certificado de Antecedentes Penales to the visa office.

For more information: www.dnrec.just.gov.ar.

Non-Resident Requests

Follow the instructions on the Registro Nacional de Reincidencia website. Once the application process is complete, email, fax or mail the Certificado de Antecedentes Penales to the visa office. Consular Certificates are not accepted.

NOTE

The following legend MUST appear on the Certificado de Antecedentes Penales: “Este documento acredita que el certificado emitido lo es con excepción al artículo 51 de Código Penal, a solicitud del propio interesado.” If you have a criminal record, you must give a copy of the judicial file, the verdict and the final decisions with a French or English translation of all documents.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. The certificate needs to show all names you have used while in Armenia. Only original police certificates will be accepted by the Embassy. You may not submit print-outs of online search results.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. You may also give a representative power of attorney to apply on your behalf.

Consular Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
Government House 2
Republic Square
Yerevan 0010

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply to the Consular Section of the Armenian Embassy closest to you.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Only people who have or have had resident status in Aruba may obtain this document.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Request a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag – VOG) at the city hall of the municipality in Aruba where you live.

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Aruba: Request a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag – VOG) at the city hall of the municipality in Aruba where you lived before moving abroad.

Non-citizens: mail your application to Openbare Ministerie Aruba

Department of Foreign Affairs
L.G. Smith Boulevard 76
Oranjestad
Aruba

Tel: +297 583 4705

Fax: +297 583 4660

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The Declaration of Good Conduct (Verklaring van Goed Gedrag, in Dutch), can be obtained by providing the following documents:

  • proof of resident status in Aruba
  • a letter stating the reason for the request
  • the applicable fees

Additional information: http://www.rsonac.org/other-services/1---statements/statement-of-conduct

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. In addition, you may need to submit a Traffic History printout. This requirement depends on what states you resided in while living in Australia.

Which Australian police clearances are acceptable?

You need to provide a Standard Disclosure – name check, which can be obtained through the Australian Federal Police

IMPORTANT AND MANDATORY: The following additional requirements apply to those who live or lived in the States of Queensland and/or Victoria after turning 18:

  • Queensland residents are required to submit a Traffic History. This document must go back to either their 18th birthday or the day their first Australian driver’s license was issued.
  • Victoria residents are required to submit a Licence History Search. This must go back to either their 18th birthday or the day their first Australian driver’s license was issued.

If you are unable to provide either a Traffic History or a Licence History Search, you must provide evidence, issued by the Queensland and/or Victoria roads authority, which shows that you have never held a driver’s licence in that state.

The following Australian police clearances are not acceptable:

  • Photocopies of a clearance
  • Certificates issued by the state police authority
  • Certificates issued on the basis of a “Complete Disclosure”
  • Any certificate, if it is not accompanied by a Traffic History Report(s) if the applicant, while over 18 years of age, lived in Queensland and/or Victoria

How and where do I get one?

You must submit the Australian Federal Police National Police Check (NPC) Application form. You may obtain this form at:

Criminal Records – National Police Check
Australian Federal Police
Locked Bag 8550
Canberra City  ACT 2601
Australia

Tel from Australia: (02) 6202-3333

Tel from elsewhere: +61 2 6202-3333

Website: www.afp.gov.au

NOTE: When filling out the Australian Federal Police National Police Check (NPC) Application Form, enter Code Number 35 in section 8 (Purpose of NPC).

Where can I apply for a Traffic/Driving History Report?

(a traffic/driving history report is not required from other Australian states)

Where is my police certificate sent?

Your police certificate will be sent by the Australian Federal police directly to the address you indicate in Section 6 of the NPC Application Form.

Your driving history reports will be sent or given to you directly by the departments of transport of the state where you live or previously lived.

An immigration file number, if available, should be endorsed or written on the certificate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

In Vienna, you may apply for a Strafregisterbescheinigung (Certificate of the Penal Register) in person at the Polizeikommissariat. In other cities, towns, or villages, you may apply in person at the Bundespolizeidirektion or Bürgermeister. You can also nominate a representative with power of attorney to apply for or pick up your police certificate on your behalf. To apply online, you require a citizen's card (Bürgerkarte) and a qualifying electronic signature with your mobile phone (Handy-Signatur).

One of the following official photo identity documents will be required:

  • a passport or
  • an identity card

Any changes to your name must be supported by legal documents such as marriage certificates.

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Austrian embassy or consulate with the appropriate documentation.

NOTE

If you have convictions listed on your certificate, you should obtain in addition a certified copy of your court convictions (Urteilsabschrift) from the court directly or through an authorized representative and you will need to translate both documents in English or French.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Contact the Ministry of Interior at the following address:

Administration of Operational Statistic Information of Ministry of Interior
7 Gusi Gadjieva Street
Baku 370005

Tel: (99412) 986396, 909285-4909636

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Azerbaijan Embassy in your current country of residence.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You must apply in person at your nearest Royal Bahamas Police Force station. Bring with you:

Your completed certificate will be available for pick up at the station where you applied unless a fingerprint check is required. In those cases, the certificate will be available at the Criminal Records Office, Thompson Boulevard.

Royal Bahamas Police Force stations accepting applications for police certificates include: Cable Beach, Quakoo Street, the Carmichael, Elizabeth Estates, Andros, Eleuthera, Long Island, Abaco, and Grand Bahama Islands.

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of the Bahamas: You may apply online or by mail. You must complete the application form on the Royal Bahamas Police Force website and submit online or complete it in PDF format and send by mail along with:

Former residents of the Bahamas and those not residing in Nassau may appoint a representative to apply on their behalf to the Superintendent, CID, Criminal Records Office:

Criminal Records Office
Royal Bahamas Police
P.O. Box N-3020, Nassau

Person's collecting Character Certificates on behalf of an applicant must present a valid identification (Passport, Driver’s License, or voters Card) for that person and their own valid identification before the Certificate can be issued.

Non-citizens: Follow the same process as citizens, however you may not apply a representative to apply on your behalf.

For more information: https://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/dp_form.asp?fid=299 or email info@rbpf.org

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You must apply in person at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) and provide the following:

  • a copy of your ID card/CPR
  • 3 photographs (4x5cm) with white background
  • a copy of all Bahraini resident permits (for non-citizens living in Bahrain for more than 6 months only)
  • a copy of pages 1-4 of your passport (for non-citizens living in Bahrain for more than 6 months only)
  • a letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate for the purposes of immigrating to Canada
  • a completed Good Conduct Certificate application form (PS/CID/30); forms are available from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID)
  • a full set of fingerprints obtained from the local police authority
  • applicable fees

Applications should be sent to:

Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID)
P.O. Box 26698, Manama
State of Bahrain

Tel: 0097317718888

Location: Al Adlia Area

Email: crinf@moipolice.bh

Non-Resident Requests

You can either return to Bahrain to apply for the police certificate in person or have a representative (friend, relative, or colleague) in Bahrain, with a power of attorney, apply on your behalf at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) following the instructions for local requests. Alternatively, you can apply for the Good Conduct Certificate at the nearest Embassy of Bahrain.

Citizens of Bahrain must provide the following:

  • a copy of your passport
  • a copy of your ID card/CPR
  • 3 photographs (4x5cm) with white background
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens must provide the following:

  • copy of the passport that you used in Bahrain
  • a copy of your old or expired resident visa for Bahrain
  • a copy of your current passport
  • a copy of your current valid residence permit
  • 3 photographs (4x5cm) with white background
  • applicable fees

You will be given a form to take to the police department for fingerprints.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at the local police station in person. You will need to present your passport and pay any necessary fees. The fees will need to be paid with a bank draft from the Bangladesh bank or any branch of the Sonali bank.

Non-Resident Requests

If you previously lived in Bangladesh for more than six months, but are currently living elsewhere, you are required to submit a police certificate. The document may be obtained by applying at the local police station closest to where you used to live in Bangladesh. A third party may be authorized to apply for this certificate on your behalf.Alternatively, you can contact the nearest Bangladesh Embassy Consulate or High Commission.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After you submit a written request, the police certificate will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at the following address:

Central Police Station
P.O. Box 84
Coleridge Street
Bridgetown, Barbados

Tel: 246-430-7100

You will need to provide the following:

  • your full name and any previous names
  • most recent address in Barbados
  • date and place of birth
  • a photo identity card
  • the applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You have several options. You can apply by mail, in person, or you may have someone else submit the written request on your behalf to the Central Police Station. The police clearance can either be mailed to you or given in person.

You will need to provide the following:

  • your full name and any previous names
  • most recent address in Barbados
  • date and place of birth
  • a copy of a photo identity card or passport
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • the applicable fees ($20. Barbados dollars or $10 (USD). Money order or certified cheque made payable to the Commissioner of Police)
  • a self-addressed envelope (if you wish the police clearance to be mailed back to you)

NOTE

The fees listed above are subject to change.

Your request should be sent to:

The Commissioner of Police,
Central Police Station
P.O. Box 84
Bridgetown, St. Michael
BARBADOS.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Applications are available upon request from the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus, Upravlenye Vnutrennykh Del. You must present a valid passport and pay the applicable fees. For more information, contact the authorities of the province in which you reside. Police certificates are only available to people who have lived in Belarus for 6 months or longer. Links to more information for each oblast (province): Brest, Gomel (available in Russian only), Grodno (available in Russian only), Minsk (available in Russian only), Mogilev (available in Russian only).

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply for a police certificate at the nearest Belarusian diplomatic mission. Please visit the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belarus for contact information.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

In order to obtain a Belgian copy of a criminal record (referred to as extrait de casier judiciaire/uittreksel uit het strafregister), send a personal written request, either by email, mail, or fax, to:

Federal Public Service Justice
DG Organisation judiciaire
Service du Casier judiciaire central
115 Waterloo Boulevard
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Email: cjc-csr@just.fgov.be

Tel: +32 (0)2.552.27.47 (information in French), +32 (0)2.552.27.48 (information in Dutch)

Fax: +32 (0)2.552.27.82

Sign the request and include the following information:

  • your surname and first names;
  • copy of identification, such as an identity card, passport or residence card for foreigners
  • your date and place of birth;
  • your complete address;
  • the reason for the request; and
  • applicable fees.

While not required, it is preferable to attach a copy of your identity card or passport. A copy of the record will be provided free of charge by the Federal Public Service Justice.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may request a Police Report in person, or have your lawyer with power of attorney do so at one of the following addresses:

Belmopan Police Station
Bliss Parade
Belmopan
Belize

Tel: +501-822-2221
Tel: +501-822-2222

Belize City Police Station
Racoon Street
Belize City, Belize

Tel: +501-227-2222

San Pedro Police Station
Pescador Drive.
Ambergris Caye, San Pedro
Belize

Tel: +501-206-2022

You will need to include the following with your application:

  • three passport-size photographs
  • the required fees
  • an identification document such as a birth certificate, Social Security card or voter’s identity card
  • Foreign residents also need to include their parents’ names and provide their original passport

The completed application form may be mailed to the Belizean Police Department. Processing time is approximately 2 weeks. Belmopan Police Headquarters does offer 1-day express service (different processing fee).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only those applicants born in Benin may obtain a police certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Apply for an Extrait de casier judiciaire from the Tribunal of your city of birth.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate. Please note that police certificates requested from outside Bermuda will be released directly to the Canadian visa office. You must submit all other certificates with your application for permanent residence.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a police certificate at:

Police Headquarters, Administration Department
10 Headquarters Hill
Prospect Devonshire, DV 02
Bermuda

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to submit your request on form SF39. This is available on the Bermuda Police Service website.  Be sure to include a legible and notarized copy of your government-issued photo identification, such as a passport or driver’s license, in addition to a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the police certificate. Requests should be submitted to:

Bermuda Police Headquarters,
Administration Department
Attn: Inspector H. Beckles
P.O. Box HM 530
Hamilton
HMCX Bermuda

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to request your police certificate from the Royal Bhutanese Police and present your identity card. Non-residents should contact the Royal Bhutanese Police Headquarters by telephone (975-2-322-347/348) or by fax (975-2-322-803).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Note that you must provide two police reports: one from the local police station (PTJ) and a second from Interpol. In addition, you will need to obtain an address certificate from the local police.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person or by mail to your local police station and to Interpol by mail. You must have your certificate officially translated to English or French.

Edificio de la Policía Técnica Judicial (Identificación)
Calle Sucre - Plaza Murillo
La Paz, Bolivia

INTERPOL
Calle Sucre - Plazo Murillo
La Paz, Bolivia

Non-Resident Requests

Apply to your former local police station and to Interpol by mail or appoint a Notary Public in Bolivia to apply on your behalf. You must have your certificate officially translated to English or French. You should include:

  • cédula de identidad number
  • set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • applicable fees

Both

Citizens of Bolivia: apply to the Dirección Nacional de Identificación at the Ministerio del Interior to get a police certificate:

Ministerio del Interior
Dirección Nacional de Identificación
Calle Junín/Esq. Plaza Murillo
La Paz, Bolivia

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. However, only people who have or had resident status in Bonaire may obtain this document.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at the Governor’s Office (Kabinet Gezaghebber) at Plaza Reina Wilhelmina 1 on the following days: Tuesday and Wednesday: 08:30-11:00, Thursday: 14:00-16:00. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • completed application
  • proof of residency
  • proof of payment
  • copy of identity card or passport

The processing fee payment has to be made before submitting the application to the Maduro & Curiel’s Bank:

Account number: 406.287.06
Maduro & Curiel’s Bank
Verklaringen Omtrent Gedrag
Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire
Plaza Reina Wilhelmina

Non-Resident Requests

You can designate someone as your power of attorney to apply on your behalf. They should follow instructions for local requests.

Processing time for a Declaration of Conduct is approximately 5 weeks. For questions, please contact Bonaire authorities at:

Address: Plaza Reina Wilhelmina 1

Email: cabinet.gezaghebber@bonairegov.com

Tel: 599+7+7175330 ext. 211, 245 and 274

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Both a Certificate (Uvjerenje) issued by the police and a Certificate of Criminal Process issued by the court (also named Uvjerenje) are required.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Certificate issued by the police:

If you live in the territory of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: apply at the Cantonal Police Office of the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) responsible for your city

If you reside in the Republika Srpska: apply at the district police departments of the Ministry of the Interior (SUP) responsible for your city. Applying at the office responsible for you place of birth is recommended to hasten processing times. If you were born in the Republika Srpska but currently live in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may be requested to apply at the police department responsible for the city of your place of birth.

If you are a non-citizen: You should apply at your nearest Bosnia-Herzegovinian Embassy (they will send a formal request to the Ministry of the Interior). Processing delays should be expected.

Certificate issued by the court:

You should apply at the municipal court (Opstinski Sud) responsible for the city in which you currently reside. Certain municipal courts may accept an authorized representative to ask on your behalf.

Non-Resident Requests

Certificate issued by the police:

You should apply in person at the police station responsible for the city in which you were born. If you cannot go in person, you can nominate a representative to apply on your behalf, in which case a notarized power-of-attorney will be required.

Certificate issued by the court:

A Court Certificate is not required if you have lived outside of Bosnia-Herzegovina for the last six months or longer.

Both

Required documents:

  • application forms can be obtained at police stations
  • applicable fees
  • original or a copy of your identity card (Licna karta)
  • birth certificate
  • English or French translation of your police certificates is required

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at your local police station.

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to provide your full name, date of birth, dates and places of residence in Botswana, and names of employers to:

Botswana Police Force
Criminal Investigation Department
P.O. Box 1082
Gaborone, Botswana

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain a Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais issued by the Brazilian Federal Police. Please note tht Brazilian state certificates are no longer accepted. Only national certificates issued by the Brazilian Federal Police are accepted.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

Non-Resident Requests

If you have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: Follow the instructions for local requests.

If you do not have Brazilian ID cards: you will not be able to request a certificate online. Apply online at your nearest Policia Federal office.

Required Documents

  • Brazilian ID card [Registro Geral, (RG) or Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE)]
  • Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)
  • passport number
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After you have submitted your request, the police certificate will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office by the Police Headquarters.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to provide a valid passport, a written request from the Canadian visa office, and the required fees. Apply in person at:

Police Headquarters
Road Town
Tortola, BVI

Tel: 284-494-3822

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply by mail, in person, or have someone apply on your behalf. The police clearance will either be mailed to you or given in person.

You will need to include the following:

  • certified copies of the first five pages of your passport
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • an addressed envelope to have the clearance mailed to you
  • the applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply to the Commissioner of Police with the following:

  • an official request from the Canadian visa office
  • copy of your passport, work permit, and identity card (if available)
  • processing fee in cash or a bank draft, payable to the Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force

Submit your application to:

Royal Brunei Police Force Headquarters
Jalan Gadong BE1710
Brunei Darussalam

Tel: 673-2-423901

Fax: 673-2-426290

E-mail: bruneipolice@brunet.bn

Website: www.police.gov.bn

Non-Resident Requests

You may ask a representative in Brunei Darussalam to obtain a certificate on your behalf or you can apply for the certificate through the Brunei Darussalam Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. Only apply after receiving an official request letter from the Canadian visa office (mailed to you after your Application for Permanent Residence has been received).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate in person at the Regional Court where you are registered.

In addition to your completed application form, you will need to include the following:

  • identity document
  • birth certificate
  • power of attorney or certificate of inheritor (when a certificate is requested for another person)
  • legal proof of name change, if applicable
  • applicable fees

You may find more details, including instructions for the payment of fees, on the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice website.

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply at the Bulgarian embassy responsible for the country where you live. Alternatively, you may authorize a representative in Bulgaria, with a power of attorney or a certificate of inheritor, who may apply for and receive a Police Clearance Certificate on your behalf.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to present your birth certificate and pay the required fees at:

Greffier en Chef du Tribunal de Grande Instance
01 BP 95
Ouagadougou 01
Province of Kadiogo
Burkina Faso

Tel: (226) 50 37 69 00  Ext. 203 or 262

Non-citizens: You must present a residence certificate (issued by a municipal office in Burkina Faso or by your embassy) as well.

Non-Resident Requests

Send your request to:

Greffier en Chef du Ministère de la justice burkinabè
01 BP 2534
Ouagadougou 01
Province of Kadiogo
Burkina Faso

Tel: (226) 50 37 69 00

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person to the Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire.

Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire
Service Central d’Identité Judiciaire
B.P. 417, Bujumbura

Tel: (257) 22 57 83

Citizens of Burundi: you must bring

  • your original identity card
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • a letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you must bring

  • a certified copy of your passport and proof of legal stay in Burundi
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • a letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply to the Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire.

Note: While applications by post will be accepted, if you are a non-resident citizen it is preferable to have a Burundi resident apply in person at Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire on your behalf.

Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire
Service Central d’Identité Judiciaire
B.P. 417, Bujumbura

Tel: (257) 22 57 83

Citizens of Burundi: you must bring

  • a certified copy of your identity card
  • a certified copy of your passport
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • a letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you must bring

  • a certified copy of your passport and proof of legal stay in Burundi
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • a letter of introduction and explanation of why the police certificate is required
  • applicable fees

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply at the Ministry of Justice. You will need to present a valid passport and visa as well as your home and work addresses in addition to paying the required fees. A residence certification letter from the commune (sangkat) office is required when applying for a Police Certificate. This is obtained from the local commune (sangkat) office where you reside/resided while in Cambodia.

Ministry of Justice
#240 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh,
Cambodia

Tel: (855)23 360327 / 363204 / 360421 / 360329 / 212693

Fax: (855)23 364119

Email: moj@cambodia.gov.kh

Non-Resident Requests:

You can authorize someone to apply for the Police Certificate on your behalf. You should complete an authorization form (a sample of the form is available at the Criminal office at the Ministry of Justice). The completed form can be submitted at the Criminal Office. You will need to present a valid passport and visa as well as your home and work addresses in addition to paying the required fees. A residence certification letter from the commune (sangkat) office is required when applying for a Police Certificate. This is obtained from the local commune (sangkat) office where you reside/resided while in Cambodia.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You may obtain an excerpt or Bulletin No3 of the criminal record from the trial court in your country of birth.

You will need to file an application with the trial court in your country of birth and pay the appropriate fees. Usually applications can be processed in a single day. You will need to submit the following:

  • a duly completed form
  • a national identity card
  • an original birth certificate
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

An excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record can only be requested from within Cameroon. Please note that the Cameroonian embassies cannot issue this document or help you to obtain one.

If you are a Cameroonian living abroad and want a Bulletin No 3, you will need to send your original birth certificate to someone living in Cameroon. They can then apply on your behalf.

Is a police certificate required?

A police certificate from Canada will only be required in certain cases. You will be informed by the Canadian visa office if you need a Canadian criminal record check during the processing of your application.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If the visa office processing your application asks you to complete a criminal record check, please visit the RCMP website for instructions. You will need to provide the following:

  • A full set of electronic fingerprints on form C-216 taken by an accredited company or police service.
  • A complete application form (available on the RCMP website).
  • The reason for your request.
  • Your full name, date of birth, sex, mailing address and phone number.
  • Applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

If the visa office processing your application asks you to complete a criminal record check, please visit the RCMP website for instructions. You will need to provide the following:

  • A full set of fingerprints that have:
    • Rolled and flat impressions of all ten fingers taken with black ink
    • Full name, date of birth and sex of the applicant
    • The name and address of the police agency
    • The signature of the official taking the fingerprints
  • A complete application form (available on the RCMP website).
  • The reason for the request.
  • Your full name, date of birth, sex, mailing address, and phone number.
  • Applicable fees.

Note

Fingerprints have to be submitted electronically. Paper submissions will not be considered and will be returned. Electronic fingerprint submissions are not currently available outside of Canada. You may contact one of the accredited companies mentioned above within Canada. They can digitize your ink fingerprints and submit them electronically to the RCMP.

See Spain

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply with your national identity card for a police certificate from the Department of Justice of Cape Verde, Praia-Cabo Verde.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, if you are 18 or older you must provide a police certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You may obtain a police certificate from the local police authority

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to have a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority. These should be forwarded with an application that includes your full name, passport details, period of residency and payment of the applicable fees to:

Fingerprint Bureau
Royal Cayman Islands Police
Central Police Station
P.O. Box 909
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands, West Indies

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may obtain a police certificate at the Judiciaire Commissaire.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may obtain a police certificate at the Judiciaire Commissaire.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply in person at any office of the Reigstro Civil e Indentification, with your “RUT” or online at http://www.registrocivil.cl/. Applicants residing in Chile who are indisposed may provide a notarized authorization to a third party representative to apply on their behalf.

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply for a Certificado de Antecedentes para Fines Especiales and an original Hoja de vida del Conductor at the Chilean embassy or consulate in your country of residence or you can apply online at http://www.registrocivil.cl/.

Please note that there is a fee for this service.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to submit the original police certificate along with your application for permanent residence. You must include an English or French translation that has been prepared by an accredited translator.

Please note that both residents and non-residents of China are not required to pay a fee to obtain a Chinese police certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of China:

In big cities like Beijing and Shanghai: You must apply in person at the Notary Public Office in the province/city/district of your residence as shown on your Household Register (hukou) booklet. An authorized third party is not accepted. First, you should apply in person at a Notary Public Office where you will then be given an official document to apply for a “No Criminal Convictions” certificate from the local police station. To obtain the “No Criminal Convictions” certificate from your local police station, you must apply with the following documents:

  • original national identification (ID) card
  • original Household Register (hukou) booklet. If hukou registration has been cancelled, a certificate of Residence cancellation from a local police station is required
  • original request letter from the Notary Public Office or your employer
  • first, you need to fill out an application form at the police station

Provide the following documents to the Notary Public Office:

  • original “No Criminal Convictions” certificate from your local police station
  • original ID card
  • original Household Register (hukou) booklet. If the hukou registration has been cancelled, a Certificate of Residence cancellation from a local police station is required

In other regions such as Shandong or Heilongjiang: First, you must obtain a “No Criminal Convictions” certificate from your local police station and bring it to the Notary Public Office where you will apply for a “Notary Certificate of No Criminal Convictions”. An authorized third party is accepted. Then you (or an authorized person) must apply in person at the Notary Public Office in the province/city/district of your residence as shown on your hukou booklet. To obtain the “No Criminal Convictions” certificate from your local police station, you must apply with the following documents:

  • original ID card
  • original Household Register (hukou) booklet. If the hukou registration has been cancelled, a Certificate of Residence cancellation from a local police station is required
  • an authorization letter and a third party’s ID card (if applying through a third party)

The police station may request a statement from your employer or, in the case of no employment, a letter from the residential committee.

You must also provide the following documents to the Notary Public Office:

  • original “No Criminal Convictions” certificate from your local police station
  • original ID card
  • original Household Register (hukou) booklet. If the hukou registration has been cancelled, a Certificate of Residence cancellation from a local police station is required
  • an authorization letter and a third party’s ID card (if applying through a third party)

Non-citizens:

To obtain the Police Clearance certificate from the local police station you must provide the following documents:

  • your original passport(s) (including both the current passport and any old passports in which the Chinese visa was attached)
  • residence permit
  • a letter from the work unit or university/school where you worked or studied while in China
  • work permit
  • employment contract
  • an authorization letter (if applying through a third party. Third party is not accepted in cities like Beijing or Shanghai)

The Public Security Bureau will only issue Police Clearance certificates to applicants with Z (Work), X (Student) and J1 (Journalist) visa classes. Holders of other classes of visa will need to enquire directly at the Public Security Bureau for local procedures to obtain police clearance certificates. Provide the following documents to the Notary Public Office:

  • original passport (original Temporary Residence Card or Temporary Residence Permit)
  • original Police Clearance certificate from your local police station (or Public Security Bureau)
  • an authorization letter (if applying via a third party)

Non-Resident Requests

In some cities, especially small ones, you may obtain a police certificate from the local Public Security Bureau by nominating someone to act on your behalf in China. To do this, you must give this person:

  • Specific written authorization.
  • If you are a Chinese national, a photocopy of your national identification card and household register booklet (hukou).
  • If you are a non-Chinese national, a photocopy of your passport, including the page that contains the Chinese visa.

The person acting on your behalf must present these documents to the local Public Security Bureau as well as his/her ID card..

In other bigger cities, police stations do not accept a third party at present and they do not accept a photocopy of your ID card. Sometimes you can get a police certificate in the country where you are temporarily living. The procedure varies depending on the laws of the country.

Note

Application procedures may differ slightly between different provinces, districts or cities. You are encouraged to confirm the procedure directly with the local Public Security Bureau and/or Public Notary Office.

You should obtain a notarized translation of the No Criminal Convictions Certificate and provide both the original and notarized translation of the Certificate to the office processing the application.

Fees: Payable with Notary Public Office; Free with local police station.

Each municipal/provincial Public Security Bureau only has jurisdiction over its own territory; you must provide a police certificate for every territory in which you have lived.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, a background verifications certificate is required. However, do not apply for that document until you have obtained a file number from the visa office.

How and where do I get one?

Select and contact one of the following service providers, who will provide you with instructions, processing times and applicable fees.

G4S Colombia (available only in Spanish)
E-mail: aplicantes@procesosec.com
Tel: (+57) 1 705-4040 ext. 1506

Omnitempus (available only in Spanish)
E-mail: servicios@omnitempus.com
Tel: (+57) 1 611-0529 ext. 168, 128

You will need to provide your application’s file number to the service provider. Service providers will require you to sign a consent form authorizing them to disclose the Background Verification Certificate to the Canadian visa officer. Service providers will forward the Background Verification Certificate directly to CIC. Instructions, processing times and applicable fees may vary according to provider.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to obtain an extract of the criminal record (Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record) through the “Tribunal de première instance” of Moroni if you are from Grande Comores. You must bring:

  • birth certificate (original for local requests, copy for non-resident requests)
  • passport (original for local citizen requests, copy for non-resident citizen requests, certified copy for non-citizen requests, both local and non-resident)
  • copies of visa/permits showing legal residence in Comoros (for non-citizens only)
  • your father’s full name and your mother’s maiden and married names
  • place of residence in Comoros
  • applicable fees

Address:
Greffier en Chef
Tribunal de Moroni
Comoros

Married women: A marriage certificate must be provided.

Non-Residents may also apply in person to the Master of Justice, at the Comoros Embassy in their country of residence.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

To obtain an extract from the criminal records “Extrait du casier judiciaire” you must contact the Direction Générale de la Police Judiciaire at the following address:

Direction générale de la Police Judiciaire
Direction de l’Identité Judiciaire
14, av. Kalémie, Commune de Gombe
Kinshasa, DRC

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to apply at the nearest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) embassy in your country of residence, and provide the embassy with a copy of your identity documents, fingerprints, and the required fees.

After your documents have been verified by the embassy you will need to forward your request for an extract from the criminal records “Extrait du casier judiciaire” to the Direction Générale de la Police Judiciaire at the following address:

Direction générale de la Police Judiciaire
Direction de l’Identité Judiciaire
14, av. Kalémie, Commune de Gombe
Kinshasa, DRC

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may obtain a police certificate at the local police stations or at the National Police Headquarters.

Cook Islands Police
National Headquarters
P.O. Box 101
Rarotonga
Cook Islands

Tel: (682) 22499

Fax: (682) 21499

You will need:

  • proof of identity
  • proof of residence
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person at the Oficina de Archivo y Registro Judicial or you can apply online (available in Spanish only) and will be notified when your certificate is ready for pick-up.

Oficina de Archivo y Registro Judicial
Primer piso de Edificio Anexo A, Costado noroeste de la Corte Suprema de Justicia
Calle 19, Avenida 6,
San José, Costa Rica

Tel: 2295-3682

Non-Resident Requests

You must write a letter of request to your nearest Consulate of Costa Rica and request a Certificate of Delinquency. You must include the following information in your letter:

  • your full name
  • Costa Rican identity card number (citizens only)
  • passport number (non-citizens only)
  • place and date of birth
  • full name of both parents
  • period of time you lived in Costa Rica (non-citizens only)
  • full name, identity card number and telephone number of someone in Costa Rica who you authorize to pick up your certificate
  • a photocopy of your valid Costa Rican identity card (both sides)

The Consulate will send your letter to the Judicial Register of the Supreme Court in San Jose, where your request will be processed and where you will pick-up your certificate.

Judicial Register of the Supreme Court
San José, Barrio González Lahman,
North side of the Supreme Court, Building Annex A, 1th floor

Tel: (506) 2295-4737, 2295-3923 or 2295-4764

NOTE

In order for your certificate to be valid in Canada, it must be authenticated by:

Authentication Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
Avenue 7-9, Street 11-13, San José, Costa Rica

Tel: 2223 7555. ext. 136,188 or 220

For more information, visit http://www.costaricaembassy.com/consulate-delinquency.php

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You must provide a certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice (Potvrda) and a certificate issued by the court (Uvjerenje).

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice: submit an application form and present a copy of your personal identification card (osobna iskaznica) or passport by mail or in person to:

Ministry of Justice (Ministarstvo Pravosuđa)
Uprava za kazneno pravo
Odjel za kazene evidencije
Ulica Grada Vukovara 49
10000 Zagreb, Republike Hrvatske

Application forms are available online or at any post office.

Certificate issued by court: apply in person or by mail at any municipal court (Općinski kazneni sud) in Croatia.

Non-Resident Requests

Certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice: apply at the nearest Croatian embassy or consulate.

Certificate issued by court: if you have lived outside of Croatia for the last six months longer, you do not require a court certificate.

NOTE

An English or French translation of your police certificates is required.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person at the Consultoria Juridica Internacional and bring your ID card (temporary ID card or passport for non-citizens) and applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply at your nearest Cuban embassy or consular office in person or by mail. You must fill out a form (only available at the Embassy or Consular Office. If you are applying by mail, the form must be requested by email) and pay any applicable fees.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Please note that only people who have or had resident status in Curaçao may obtain the Declaration of Good Conduct. As well, processing takes two to three weeks.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Request a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag – VOG) at the city hall of the municipality in Curaçao where you live.

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Curaçao: Request a certificate of conduct at the city hall of the municipality in Curaçao where you lived before moving abroad.

Non-citizens: If you have had resident status in Curaçao, you should mail your application to Openbare Ministerie Curaçao.

Governor of the islands of the Netherlands Antilles
Fort Amsterdam 2
Willemstad
Curaçao

Tel: +5999 612000

Fax: +5999 61816

Both

You will need to provide:

  • proof of resident status in Curaçao
  • letter stating the reason for the request
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Cypriot nationals and permanent residents may apply for a police certificate by presenting a birth certificate, identity card or passport and two passport-size photographs (one must be certified) as well as the applicable fees at the local police station.

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to apply to:

Chief of Police
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 2022
Nicosia, Cyprus

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply at any local or municipal authority office or directly at the Criminal Register office in Prague. If you have a recognized electronic signature (citizens only), you can also apply directly online to the electronic mailroom of the Criminal Register (this service is only offered in the Czech).

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to apply at the nearest Czech embassy or consulate with the required documentation.

NOTE

You must have your certificate translated into English or French.

Unless you apply directly at the Criminal Register office in Prague, the results will be returned to you by mail.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests (including Faroe Islands and Greenland)

Apply in person at any police station.

Non-Citizens: If you are or were registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you may request a copy of your Danish criminal record by mail or fax to the Commissioner of Police in Denmark.

Non-Resident Requests (including Faroe Islands and Greenland)

If you are or were registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you may request a copy of your Danish criminal record by mail or fax to the Commissioner of Police in Denmark.

You should enclose a copy of your passport or other authorized identification as well as a return address to:

Rigspolitichefen, Afdeling D Kriminalregisteret
P.O. Box 93
Landlystvej 34-40
2650 Hvidovre
Denmark
Fax: +45 46 33 14 78

For more information, consult the Government of Denmark website at www.politi.dk.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need obtain a Certificat de non condamnation (foreigners or non-residents) or an Extrait du casier judiciaire from the Ministère de la Justice by presenting your national identity card and passport to:

Greffier en Chef
Tribunal de Djibouti : Ministère de la Justice, des
Affaires Pénitentiaires et Musulmanes
Chargé des droits de l’homme
Boulevard de la République
B.P. 12
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

Non-Resident Requests

You must also provide the names of both your parents, your date of birth, and place of residence while in Djibouti.

Non-citizens: provide also copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Djibouti.

NOTE

Applying and collecting the certificate is done by the concerned applicant.

Fingerprints are not taken at the time of police certificate issuance for both Djibouti citizens and foreign nationals. For Djibouti citizens fingerprints are taken when their national identity cards are issued. For foreign nationals, fingerprints that were taken during the preparation of their resident permits are in their file.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. However, the certificate will be released directly to the Canadian Immigration Visa Office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, after you have submitted a written request to the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with the following:

  • your passport
  • all previous names used
  • current and previous places of residence
  • two photographs
  • the applicable fees

Address:

Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
Roseau, Dominica

Tel: 767-448-2222

Non-Resident Requests

You may apply in person, or have someone apply for you, or apply by mail. The police certificate will be mailed to you or given in person.

In addition to the items listed above, the following should be included in your application:

  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority;
  • a self-addressed envelope.

Submit your application to the following address:

Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
Roseau, Dominica

Tel: 767-448-2222

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to provide:

  • a photocopy of both sides of your Dominican national identification card (cédula)
  • a resident card (for foreign residents or former residents only)
  • a valid passport
  • one passport-size photograph and
  • the applicable fees paid through direct deposit in any office of Banco del Reservas.

Applications must be made in person at the office of the Prosecutor General in Santo Domingo.

Procuraduría General de la República Dominicana
Centro de Atención al Ciudadano
Av. Máximo Gómez #21, Esq. Bolívar
Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.

Tel: 809-533-3522 ext. 3028

E-mail: info@procuraduria.gov.do

Website: http://pgr.gob.do/portal/default.aspx (available in Spanish only)

Non-Resident Requests

You should contact the office of the Prosecutor General (Procuraduría General de la Republica Dominicana) for instructions.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You should apply online at: http://www.ministeriointerior.gob.ec/certificado-de-antecedentes-penales/ (available in Spanish only).

You must present the following:

  • your full name
  • nationality
  • number of your National Identity Card (Cédula de Identidad) (citizens of Ecuador only)
  • the number of the passport which you were last issued with an Ecuadorian visa or immigration entry stamp (non-citizens only)
  • the reason why you are requesting a police certificate (state: for immigration purposes)
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to apply in person at the local police station for a Legal Status Certificate. You are required to complete the application, provide a passport-size photograph, and pay the required fees. Fingerprints will be recorded on the front of the certificate and the fingerprint check results will be recorded on the back

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply through an Egyptian embassy or consulate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. There are two certificates that must be provided: the Solvencia de la Policía and the Certificado de Antecedentes Penales.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Solvencia de la Policía: You will need to apply in person through the Dirección General de la Policía Nacional Civil.

Nationals and residents: provide the following

  • the original and a photocopy of your Documento Único de Identificación (DUI) or passport
  • applicable fees

Foreign residents: provide the following

  • the original and a copy of your passport
  • two frontal pictures
  • two pictures of your right side
  • the proper completed form (available at the consulate)
  • letter stating why you require a police certificate (i.e. For immigration purposes)
  • applicable fees

For more information, contact one of the following:

Dirección General de la Policía Nacional Civil:

Soyapango (San Salvador): Tel: 2277-9020

Flor Blanca (San Salvador): Tel: 2511-0500

Centro San Salvador: Tel: 2529-2600

Santa Ana: Tel: 2420-8666

Centro de gobierno de San Miguel: Tel: 2661-2443

Certificado de Antecedentes Penales: available from the Dirección General de Centros Penales y de Readaptación. Applications must be made in person or by an authorized third party.

Nationals and residents: provide the following

  • your original Documento Único de Identificación (DUI) or original passport
  • applicable fees

Foreign residents: provide the following

  • the original and a copy of your passport
  • two frontal pictures
  • two pictures of your right side
  • the proper completed form (available at the consulate)
  • letter stating why you require a police certificate (i.e. For immigration purposes)
  • applicable fees

Addresses of the Dirección General de Centros Penales y de Readaptación:

Oficina Central
19 Calle Poniente, Colonia Guadalupe #320 entre 3a y 5a Avenida Norte, Edificio Duarte Novoa,
San Salvador

Tel: 2235-4095

Registro de Armas
Autopista Norte, Edificio Extránsito del Registro de Armas,
San Salvador

Tel: 2235-1554

Santa Ana
3ra ave sur, entre 5ta y 7ma calle Oriente, casa #19, barrio Santa Cruz, cerca de Iglesia el Carmen,
Santa Ana

Tel: 2447-6342

San Miguel
8ava Calle Poniente # 602, barrio San Francisco,
San Miguel

Tel: 2661-0614

Sucursal adicional en san miguel
3ra Calle Poniente pasaje Joaquin Cardenas poligono a, casa # 9, Colonia Santa Gertrudis,
San Miguel

Tel: 2661-2698

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply for a Solvencia de la Policía Nacional & Certificado de Antecedentes Penales in person at your nearest Consulate of El Salvador.

Please note: The process to obtain the solvency can take two to three months, as the Consulate sends the request to Foreign Affairs of El Salvador's by diplomatic bag and they will forward it to the Police Station, where the background is consulted and when the solvency is processed will be returned to using the same procedure.

NOTE

The Unit of Police Background Check reserves the right to not issue Solvency to people who were found to have criminal records and/or have not cleared their legal situation.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person to the Eritrea Police Headquarters. You must bring:

  • identity card or passport (citizens only)
  • copy of your passport and copies of visas/permits showing period of legal residence in Eritrea (non-citizens only)
  • must allow fingerprints to be taken
  • two passport size photographs
  • letter requesting the certificate from the Canadian High Commission
  • applicable fees

Submit your application to:

Eritrea Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 1223
Asmara, Eritrea

Tel: (+291) 1 127 799

Non-Resident Requests

You should designate a representative with power of attorney to make the application in Eritrea to the Eritrea Police Headquarters or through the nearest Eritrean Embassy. You must bring:

  • copy of your Identity card (citizens only)
  • certified copies of visas/permits showing period of legal residence in Eritrea (non-citizens only)
  • certified copy of your passport
  • full set of fingerprints
  • letter requesting the certificate from the Canadian High Commission
  • applicable fees

Submit your application to:

Eritrea Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 1223
Asmara, Eritrea

Tel: (+291) 1 127 799

Citizens may also apply through the nearest Eritrean Embassy.

NOTE

Police certificates are only available to foreign residents with a proper residence permit. Police certificates are only available to Eritrean citizens who have done national service. Police certificates will not be issued to Eritrean citizens who cannot provide evidence that they have paid a state imposed tax which is placed on all Eritrean citizens, regardless of country of residence.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can obtain a Karistusregister by sending all required documents (a completed application form, available at the Criminal Record Registry, and all applicable fees) by e-mail or by regular mail to the Criminal Record Registry.

Criminal Record Registry
Police and Border Guard Board (Politsei –ja Piirivalveamet)
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 TALLINN
ESTONIA

Tel: +372 612 3000

E-mail: karistusregister@politsei.ee

Website: Police and Border Guard Board

Non-Resident Requests

You should complete an application and provide additional required documents in person at any service point of Estonian Citizenship and Migration Bureau. Contacts can be found on the Politsei-ja Piirivalveamet website.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at:

Ethiopian Federal Police Investigations Sector
Forensic Investigation Department
P.O. Box 80358
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

You must allow your fingerprints to be taken and bring the following with you:

  • two passport-size photographs
  • a copy of your passport
  • a copy of your national identity card (citizens only)
  • copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Ethiopia (non-citizens only)
  • the letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the address above and include the following with your application:

  • an original set of fingerprints taken by the police authority of your country of residence
  • a copy of your passport (citizens only)
  • copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Ethiopia (non-citizens only)
  • two passport-size photographs
  • the letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate
  • applicable fees

You may also ask a representative to submit the request in person on your behalf by presenting proof of legal representation and the documents listed above.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You should contact the Royal Falkland Islands Police at:

Royal Falkland Islands Police
Ross Road
Stanley, Falkland Islands

Tel: 0050027222

Email: reception@police.gov.fk

Military personnel: Red Cap (military data base) is searched by ACRO; you only have to submit your ACRO results.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Fiji: If your application is being processed at the Canadian Consulate General in Sydney, Australia, you will receive further information once your application for permanent residence has been reviewed.

Non-citizens: You should send a request for a Criminal Records Check and Traffic Offences Check along with your birth certificate and applicable fees by mail to:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 239
Suva, Fiji

Non-Resident Requests

You should send a request for a Criminal Records Check and Traffic Offences Check along with your birth certificate and applicable fees by mail to:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 239
Suva, Fiji

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

To request an Extract from the Criminal Records (Rikosrekisteriote), send a letter to the National Legal Registrar Office (Oikeusrekisterikeskus), with the following details:

  • your full name (including any previous names)
  • your Finnish personal identity number (henkilötunnus)
  • your place of birth
  • the reason for your request
  • your language preference.

You must sign the letter and include the address where the document and invoice for service fees should be sent.

If you require further information, or to make an application, please contact:

Oikeusrekisterikeskus
P.O. Box 157
FI–13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland

Tel: +358-(0)3–622 3770

Fax: +358-(0)3–622 3783

E-mail: oikeusrekisterikeskus@om.fi

Website: Police and Border Guard Board (available in English and Finnish)

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

To obtain a Bulletin no. 3, you should apply in writing to the Casier Judiciaire National at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1

Further information and online applications can be found on the Casier Judiciaire National website (available in French only).

If you were NOT born in France, or if you were born in the territories of New-Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis & Futuna: You must apply to the Tribunal in your place of birth.

If you are not a French citizen or if you are a French citizen born in the French territories (New-Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis & Fortuna) or outside France, you must provide a scan/photo of a valid ID such as passport, residence permit, national ID card, etc. in format PDF, GIF or JPEG less than 5 Mb in size, or a photocopy of a valid ID if applying by mail.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

French citizens who were born in French Guiana should apply with proof of identity to:

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Cayenne
Avenue Général de Gaulle
97300 Cayenne

Non-Resident Requests

Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside of French Polynesia should apply by mail for a Bulletin no. 3 at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
France

Further information can be found on the website: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of France born in French Polynesia: You should apply by mail or in person to:

Court of First Instance, Criminal Records Department
French Polynesia
B.P. 4633
98713 Papeete Tahiti

Tel: 00 689 40 41 55 00

Non-citizens or French citizens born outside of French Polynesia: You should apply by mail with proof of identity and a request for a Bulletin no.3 to the Casier Judiciaire National at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
44079 Nantes Cedex 01
France

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply by mail with proof of identity and a request for a Bulletin no.3 to the Casier Judiciaire National at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
44079 Nantes Cedex 01
France

Further information can be found on the Ministère de la Justice website (available in French only).

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

The police certificate may be obtained from the tribunal.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to present your national identity card to:

The Gambia Police Force
Ecowas Avenue, Banjul
The Gambia

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a police certificate in person or by mail to the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the following address:

Ministry of Internal Affairs
Service Agency
21st km of the Red Bridge Highway
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Tel: 995 (32) 41 90 15 / 41 90 16

Non-Resident Requests

You may either apply by writing to the Ministry of Internal Affairs Information Centre (see address above), or authorize a relative or friend to act on your behalf in Georgia.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply for a Certificate of Conduct (Führungszeugnis) in person at your local registration office (Meldebehörde) in which you are currently registered or you can apply online on the website of the Federal Office of Justice if you have a valid and recognized electronic signature (elektronischen Personalausweis) such as an electronic residency permit (elektronischen Aufenthaltstitel) and a card-reading machine (Kartenlesegerät). This service is only available in German.

Non-Resident Requests

There are several options. You can apply by mail by sending your application to the Federal Office of Justice located at:

Bundesamt für Justiz
Referat IV 2
53094 Bonn

You can apply in person directly in Germany at the Federal Office of Justice located at:

Bundesamt für Justiz
Besucherservice
Adenauerallee 99 - 103
53113 Bonn

Citizens of Germany only: You can also apply online on the website of the Federal Office of Justice. To do so you require a valid and recognized electronic signature (elektronischen Personalausweis) such as an electronic residency permit (elektronischen Aufenthaltstitel) and a card-reading machine (Kartenlesegerät). This service is available in German only.

German law restricts who can be authorized on your behalf to request your police certificate.

If you apply from overseas, you must confirm your personal data and signature by a German diplomatic representative, a foreign authority or a notary, or you must provide an officially-certified photocopy of an official document.

If your certificate contains entries and you reside abroad, the Federal Office of Justice will forward your police certificate to the German embassy or consulate where you reside and you will be invited to come and look at the document in person. In order for the German embassy/consulate to send this document to the responsible Canadian visa office, you must give your consent.

NOTE

For more information on fees, processing times, how to apply online, how to obtain an electronic signature or to download the forms, please consult the website of the Federal Office of Justice.

Your police certificate will be mailed to your residential address (even if you reside abroad). It cannot be sent to a third party.

Your police certificate will be issued in German only. Translation in English or French is required.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but please note that normally you should wait to apply for the police certificate until you have received a written request from the High Commission in Accra for this document.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If you live in Ghana, you will need to go in person to the General Police Headquarters of Ghana in Accra, and bring the Canadian visa office’s letter of request. Your fingerprints will be taken at the time of application and there is a processing fee of US $120 cash.

Non-Resident Requests

The applicant will need to appoint either a friend or relative as a representative who will apply at the General Police Headquarters of Ghana in Accra on your behalf. This local representative must complete the application form and submit two passport photos of the representative, a photocopy of the applicant’s passport, and three passport-sized photographs of the applicant abroad.  The applicant’s fingerprints are not required.  There is a processing fee of US $120 cash.

The representative should be prepared to provide details about the applicant including:

  • name, sex, date and place of birth;
  • names of the applicant’s parents (even if deceased);
  • last school attended by the applicant with dates of entry and completion (if illiterate, must be indicated).

The Police Certificate will be given to the local representative to be forwarded to the applicant abroad.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You should apply for a Subject Access Request by mail or by email to the Royal Gibraltar Police. The Subject Access Request Form is available online. If you are unable to collect the certificate, the certificate can be mailed to you (a forwarding address would need to be provided).

To apply by mail:

Central Registry
Royal Gibraltar Police
New Mole House Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 47
Gibraltar

To apply by email: supportservices@royalgib.police.gi

Payment Details: If you chose to transfer the applicable fees, the bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Government General Account
Sort Code: 60-60-60
Account No: 47986727
Swift BIC: RBOSGIGI
IBAN No: GI77NWBK060606047986727

Please note that if paying by bank order, the request will not be processed until the bank order is cleared.

In addition to the processing fees, you will need to include:

  • completed and signed application form
  • scanned passport copy
  • scanned copy of the residence permit (non-citizens only)
  • return address if not collecting the certificate in person

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to provide a Penal Certificate for General Purposes, which is issued by the Ministry of Justice. You, or a representative designated to act on your behalf, should either apply at the local KEP (Citizens’ Service Centers) or in person to:

Ministry of Justice
Division of Criminal Records
Mesogion 96
11527 Athens
Greece

Citizens of Greece: You may also apply atthe Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Court of First Instance in the area of your residence or birth.

Non-citizens: You may also apply by phone: Tel. 1502

Non-Resident Requests

You must go to the nearest Greek embassy or consulate. It is at the discretion of the Consul to accept or refuse your application. In the event the request is not accepted, you should designate a representative in Greece in order to act on your behalf.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your police certificate will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with two passport-size photographs at:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
St. Georges, Grenada

Tel: 473-440-2823

Non-Resident Requests

You may apply in person, by mail or someone may apply for you to the Commissioner of Police at the above address.

You will need to provide:

  • two passport-size photographs
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • details of periods of residency and previous addresses
  • a stamped, addressed envelope so that the police certificate can be mailed to you

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If you are a French citizen born in Guadeloupe, you may request the certificate from one of the following addresses:

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Basse-Terre
Boulevard Félix et Boe
97109 Basse Terre

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Pointe-Pitre
Place Gourbeyre;
97110 Pointe-à-Pitre

Non-Resident Requests

Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside of Guadeloupe should apply by mail, requesting a Bulletin no. 3 at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
France

Further information and online application can be found on the website: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You can apply in person or by mail to the Superior Court of Guam to obtain your Court Clearance.

Superior Court of Guam
Records Section
120 West O’Brien Drive
Hagatna Guam 96910

Tel: 671-475-3370/ 475-3449

Email: scog.records@guamcourts.org

You will need to provide the following:

  • your full name and date of birth
  • social security number
  • clear copy of a valid photo identification card
  • applicable fee (check with the issuing authority directly for payment instructions)

For additional information contact the Superior Court of Guam.

The Court Clearance will be mailed to the requesting party and the requesting party will be charged for postage.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You are required to provide two certificates: the Certificado de Antecedentes Policíacos and the Constancia de Carencia de Antecedentes Penales.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You must apply in person for a Certificado de Antecedentes Policíacos at the Comisarías de la Policía Nacional Civil located at:

Comisarías de la Policía Nacional Civil
10ma calle 6-39
Guatemala, Guatemala

Tel: 2331-9465

You must apply in person for a Constancia de Carencia de Antecedentes Penales at the Bureau of Criminal Background (Unidad de Antecedentes Penales) of the Supreme Court of Justice locaed at:

Supreme Court of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Background
6 Ave. "A" 9-23 zona 9, Guatemala City.

Tel: 2248-7365

You will need to provide:

  • the original and a legible photocopy of your Documento Personal de Identificación (DPI)
  • your original Boleto de Ornato
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Follow the same steps as for local requests.

For the Certificado de Antecedentes Policíacos, in addition to the above, you must present the original and a legible photocopy of your passport and take the certificate to the Legal Bureau of the Civil National Police Headquarters in Guatemala City for legalization (6a. Ave. 14 Calle zona 1).

For the Constancia de Carencia de Antecedentes Penales, in addition to the above, you must present your valid passport showing your legal status in the country.

NOTE

If you are unable to personally request either certificate, a lawyer who has been authorized by you can act on your behalf. Your lawyer must submit your original identification documents.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Contact the Guernsey Police at:

Central Records Office
Police Headquarters
Hospital Lane
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
GY1 2QN

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If you are from New Amsterdam, you must submit your application locally. Otherwise, you should apply to the Georgetown Clearance Office. For the application, you must submit:

  • three photographs
  • the processing fee
  • a right thumbprint taken at the time of application

Submit your application to:

Georgetown Clearance Office
Eve Leary Kingston
Georgetown, Guyana

Tel: 592-226-9834

Non-Resident Requests

You should contact a Guyana high commission or embassy or apply to the address above.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

With your national identity card, you will need to apply for a casier judiciaire to the tribunal of the region where you reside.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply to the Court of Appeal in Conakry, Kaloum, located near the presidential palace (Sekoutoureya). You will need to provide your residence certificate (birth certificate, national identity card or Guinean passport)and the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

You may ask the company or corporation that you worked for or your guardian in Guinea to request this document for you.

If you live in Canada, you can apply at the Embassy of Guinea in Ottawa. You must bring:

  • a document showing the start and end dates of your stay in Guinea
  • the reason you lived in Guinea during that time
  • your address in Guinea during that time
  • your residence certificate (birth certificate, national identity card or Guinean passport)
  • applicable fees

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to obtain a police certificate form the DCPJ (Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d’Haiti) in Port-au-Prince located at:

Direction Centrale de la Police Judiciaire (DCPJ)
Boulevard Toussaint Louverture
Route de l'aéroport prolongée
Clercine 6
Port-au-Prince
Haïti

To do so, you will need to submit the following documents in person:

  • a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate
  • applicable fees (at the "Direction générale des impôts") and bring receipt
  • four copies of a recent identification photograph
  • two separate identification documents with your picture (e.g., passport, electoral card, etc.)
  • your fingerprints (taken at the DCPJ)

Non-Resident Requests

To apply for a police certificate outside of Haiti, you will need to have a contact person there (friend, family member, etc) who can request the police certificate on your behalf.

They should apply to:

Direction Centrale de la Police Judiciaire (DCPJ)
Boulevard Toussaint Louverture
Route de l'aéroport prolongée
Clercine 6
Port-au-Prince
Haïti

You will need to provide your representative with the following documents:

  • a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate
  • four copies of a recent identification photograph
  • a copy of the first page of your passport (page with name and passport number)
  • a copy of your birth certificate (“Acte de naissance” if you were born in Haiti)
  • your fingerprints (Note: fingerprints must be taken at a police station in your place of residence [subject to local rules and procedures] or at your nearest Haitian consulate)

NOTE

Police certificates issued by regional police offices, certificats de bonne vie et moeurs and certificats de tribunaux de première instance are not acceptable.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain both a Constancia de Antecedentes Policiales and an Antecedentes Penales.

How and where do I get one?

Constancia de Antecedentes Policiales: You must apply in person or through a representative with a power of attorney at the Dirección General de Investigación Criminal (DGIC) in Comayaguela located at one of the following three locations:

Tegucigalpa (Certificates issued at this location cover the whole country)
Edificio de la UNPH
Sector Sur, Anillo Periférico, antes de la entrada a la Colonia La Cañada
Frente a las bodegas de Walmart y de la UTH
Comayagüela, M.D.C.

Tel: (504) 2246-5789 ó 2246-5797

San Pedro Sula: (Certificates issued at this location cover the San Pedro Sula region only)
Barrio el Centro, prolongación pasaje valle, 4ta calle, 4ta avenida frente a ADOC.

You will need to provide:

  • the original and a copy of your national Id document or resident carné
  • applicable fees, which can be paid at the bank located in the same building
  • original power of attorney (only if applying through a representative)

Constancia de Antecedentes Penales: Court certificates are issued by the Poder Judicial. You must apply in person or through a representative with a power of attorney.

Poder judicial (available in Spanish only)
Tegucigalpa
Edificio Principal del Poder Judicial (Banco Atlantida office in the same building)
CSJ, Palacio de Justicia
Sótano
Blvd. Kuwait, Colonia Miraflores

You will need to provide:

  • proof of payment of the applicable fees (payable at Banco Atlántida)
  • original and a copy of your national ID document or resident carné
  • original power of attorney (only if applying through a representative)

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) in person at the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office located at:

Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
14/F, Arsenal House
Police Headquarters
1 Arsenal Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2860 6557

Fax: (852) 2200 4321

E-mail enquiries: eo-cncc-ib@police.gov.hk

Website: Hong Kong Police Force

You will need to provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
  • the original letter from the Canadian Consulate General requesting the certificate
  • the original and a photocopy of the documents proving your relationship with the Principal Applicant for the visa application if the letter from the Canadian Consulate General does not contain your name (for dependents of the Principal Applicant only)
  • fingerprints will be taken at the time of application
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You need to apply in writing to The Commissioner of Police (see local requests for the address).

You will need to provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
  • the original letter from the Canadian Consulate General requesting the certificate
  • the original and a photocopy of the documents proving your relationship with the Principal Applicant for the visa application if the letter from the Canadian Consulate General does not contain your name (for dependents of the Principal Applicant only)
  • your fingerprints taken and certified by a recognized police or law enforcement agency where you live
  • applicable fees

NOTE

Your police certificate will be released directly to the Canadian visa office that you applied to.

You may download application forms and instructions from www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/08_forms/.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

There are three ways to apply for an Official Certificate of Good Conduct (Hatósági erkölcsi bizonyítvány):

1. You can apply in person directly at the Customer Service Centre of the Criminal Records Authority at:

Közigazgatási és Elektronikus Közszolgáltatások Központi Hivatala, KEKKH
Ügyfélszolgálat, 1133 Budapest, Visegrádi utca 110-112

2. You can apply by mail by sending your application form and payment to the Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services at:

Közigazgatási és Elektronikus Közszolgáltatások Központi Hivatala
1475 Budapest, Pf. 172.

3. You can apply online if you are already registered with the Customer Service Centre and possess a recognized electronic signature (tanúsított elektronikus aláírás) by applying through the website of the Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services.

You must select the following searches when completing the application form:

  • Under section III, select “No” (Nem)
  • Under section V, check all of the following boxes:
  • “B” (büntetlen előéletű - no criminal record)
  • “C” (nem áll közügyektől eltiltás hatálya alatt - no legal injunction in force against the applicant barring from participating in public affairs)
  • “D” (nem áll foglalkozástól eltiltás hatálya alatt - no legal injunction in force against the applicant barring from accepting any professional occupation)

Applications must be made by the person requesting the service. Representatives are currently not authorized.

You will need to provide the following:

  • applicable fees
  • completed application form (available at all post offices)
  • postal order (if you are sending by mail)

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply at your nearest Hungarian embassy or consulate.

NOTE

You must have your certificate translated into English or French.

For more information on fees, processing times and on how to apply online, please consult the website of the Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Certificates are available to all citizens and residents or former residents who have an Icelandic identification number.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Iceland: Apply in person and pay the required fees at

Office of the Reykjavik Police
Reykjavik Police
Borgartun 7, 105
Reykjavik, Iceland

Non-citizens: Apply for a police certificate (Sakavottord) at the District Commissioner of Police (Syslumandur) in the town of your present or former residence.

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to give a written notarized authority to a representative in Iceland to request the certificate on your behalf, in person.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.logreglan.is/default.asp?cat_id=214

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Districts other than the Punjab: Contact the local Senior Superintendent of Police/ Superintendent of Police/ Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Additional Commissioner of Police, or the Station House Officer. Please note that police clearance certificates issued by the Regional Passport Office are also acceptable.

Residents of the Punjab: Only the Senior Superintendent of Police or the Regional Passport Office may sign a Police Clearance Certificate.

Non-Resident Requests

Contact the Indian embassy or consulate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to obtain a Surat Keterangan Kelakuan Baik (SKKB) from the police authority of your area of residence. If you cannot apply in person, you can authorize a representative to apply at the police office in the city where you live.

Citizens of Indonesia: You must provide the following

  • your identity card
  • family card
  • birth certificate
  • a letter from the head of your community and sub-district stating that you live in the area
  • four colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You must provide the following

  • copy of your passport that has an Indonesia permit and a valid passport (if applicable)
  • copy of KITAS (Work Permit)
  • copy of SKLD (Yellow book/police report)
  • letter from your employer and other documents related to your work in Indonesia
  • three colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • full set of fingerprints, authorized by local police
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Indonesia: You should authorize a representative to apply on your behalf at the local police office in the city where you used to live. They must bring:

  • your identity card (KTP and passport)
  • family card
  • a letter from the head of your community and sub-district stating that you are registered in the community
  • four colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You should contact your nearest Indonesian Embassy or Trade Office to help you get the police address in the city where you lived in Indonesia or you can ask a recommended Law Firm to help you with your request. You must bring:

  • copy of your passport that has an Indonesia permit and a valid passport (if applicable)
  • copy of KITAS (Work Permit)
  • copy of SKLD (Yellow book/police report)
  • letter from your employer and other documents related to your work in Indonesia
  • three colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • full set of fingerprints, authorized by local police
  • applicable fees

NOTE

You must tell the police office that you need the police certificate for immigration purposes.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a police certificate at one of the POLICE+10 centres (in Persian only). If you are an Iranian national, you will need to present:

  • an original National Card
  • a birth certificate (Red Booklet – Shenasnameh)
  • two colour photographs (3x4 cm) with plain white background,
  • an Iranian passport with a copy of the first page of the passport if available (otherwise, a letter of introduction from the embassy is required),
  • applicable fees

Non-Iranians living in Iran or  living in Iran as refugees: you must present either your Iranian residency card or an Iranian Laisser Passer to one of the Alien Bureau Offices. They will then provide a letter of introduction which you will present to one of the POLICE+10 centres.

Please note that these requirements are subject to change. For up-to-date instructions, you may consult the following website (in Persian only): http://epolice.ir/

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Iranian embassy.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to present your identification card or passport in person at any Criminal Investigation Department in Iraq. Fingerprints will be taken.

Non-Resident Requests

Apply for a police certificate at the consular section of the nearest Iraqi embassy.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at the local Garda Síochána Station (police). Contact information is available on the Irish National Police Service website.

You will need to present the following:

  • a copy of your identification (e.g. passport or driver's license)
  • your full name
  • your date and place of birth
  • your current and all previous Irish addresses
  • the purpose of the request (e.g., for a visa application to the Canadian High Commission)
  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to apply in writing (by post) to the superintendent who is in charge of the district covering your area of residence when you were living in the Republic. For contact information, please visit the following website: http://www.garda.ie/Stations/Default.aspx.

You will need to provide the following:

  • copy of your identification (e.g. passport or driver's license)
  • your full name
  • your date and place of birth
  • your current and all previous Irish addresses
  • the purpose of the request (e.g., for a visa application to the Canadian High Commission)
  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope
  • applicable fees

NOTE

There is no centralized police computer serving county superintendent offices and each county's Garda Síochána office will issue their own certificates.

Once completed, your police certificate will be mailed directly to you.

For more information, visit the Garda Síochána website.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Your police certificate (Teudat Mirsham Plili - Criminal Register Certificate) will not be handed out directly to you; it will be directly released either to the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv or an Israeli embassy abroad upon request. The criminal record which may be handed out by the police directly to you is NOT acceptable.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at the nearest police station. A designated representative may apply for a police certificate on the applicant’s behalf and must submit a specific power of attorney for this purpose. You will need to complete application form #3019, provide a copy of your passport’s first page, present your identity card or passport, your visa file number (if possible), and the applicable fees.

Applicants residing in Jerusalem (East or West) or in the Golan Heights should apply for an Israeli police certificate.

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Israeli embassy or consulate. The police certificate may be sent either to the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv, or to the Israeli Embassy or consulate abroad. You will need to complete application form #3019, provide a copy of your passport’s first page, present your identity card or passport, your visa file number (if possible), and the applicable fees.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Two certificates are required: the Certificato penale generale del casellario giudiziale, and the Certificato dei carichi pendenti issued by Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di residenza per uso emigrazione.

How and where do I get one?

Citizens/residents of Italy and citizens/former residents of Italy currently living abroad:

The website of the Italian Ministry of Justice (available in Italian only) contains information on how to apply for penal certificates (available in Italian only). The website has new links to an English version with relevant instructions.

You should apply for the following two documents:

Non-citizens and non-residents: see the Ministero della Guistizia website (available in Italian only) for instructions. For further instructions, you can send an email (in English or Italian) to casellario.procura.roma@giustizia.it.

Procura della Repubblica, Casellario Giudiziale
Piazzale Clodio 1
00100 Roma (RM)
Italy

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Ivory Coast: Apply for a police certificate at the court in the region where you were born. You will need to provide the original and a photocopy of your birth certificate, along with your resident certificate or an address on the back of your application. You must also pay the required fees of 1000 cfa.

Non-citizens: Apply for a police certificate at the Department of Foreign Affairs. You will need to provide your residence certificate, your birth certificate, and pay the required fees of 1000 cfa.

NOTE: The certificate will be valid for three months

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Ivory Coast: You should have a representative request the certificate on your behalf at the court in the region where you were born. Your representative will need to present the original and a copy of your birth certificate, along with the required fees.

Non-citizens: Contact the closest Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

To apply for a police certificate, you must:

1. Pay the applicable fee at any Inland Revenue Department (Tax Office). You will need your Tax Registration Number (TRN) to do this. Once paid, you will be given a receipt.

2. Bring your receipt and the following with you when apply:

  • your valid passport
  • two recent passport size (5cm x 5cm) photographs (not signed or sealed)

3. You must apply in person at one of the following locations:

  • Criminal Records Office, Technical Service Division (Kingston)
34 Duke Street
Kingston C.S.O.
Jamaica West Indies
  • Summit Police Station (St. James)
  • May Pen Police Station (Clarendon)
  • Area 2 Police Headquarters, Pompano Bay (St. Mary)

Non-Resident Requests

You must first pay the applicable fees. Once paid, you will be given a receipt and you can then apply by mail, in person, or designate someone in Jamaica act on your behalf.

To apply by mail: You must send all of the following to the Senior Superintendent of Police at the Criminal Records Office, Technical Services Division (see local requests for address):

  • a completed application for Police Certificate (PDF, 202 KB)
  • a cover letter indicating why you need a police certificate (i.e. Immigration purposes)
  • two recent passport size (5cm x 5cm) photographs (not signed or sealed)
  • a copy of the front bio-data page of your passport (must be certified)
  • a complete set of finger prints (to be signed and stamped by the police or a reputable agency in your country of residence. The name of the person taking the fingerprints must be clearly stated on the document)
  • receipt for payment of the applicable fees
  • prepaid return courier airway bill

To apply in person (yourself or your representative): You must bring all of the following to the Senior Superintendent of Police at the Criminal Records Office, Technical Services Division (see local requests for address):

  • a completed application for Police Certificate (PDF, 202 KB)
  • a cover letter indicating why you need a police certificate (i.e. Immigration purposes)
  • two recent passport size (5cm x 5cm) photographs (not signed or sealed)
  • a copy of the front bio-data page of your passport (must be certified)
  • a complete set of finger prints (to be signed and stamped by the police or a reputable agency in your country of residence. The name of the person taking the fingerprints must be clearly stated on the document)
  • receipt for payment of the applicable fees

Your representative will also need a letter indicating that you authorize him/her to submit an application on your behalf.

NOTE

Paying applicable fees:

If you do not have a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN): payment must be made at the Jamaica Constabulary Force Finance Branch, Ground Floor, NCB North Tower, 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5.

If you have a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN): payment must be made at any Inland Revenue Department (Tax office) island wide.

If you are paying the applicable fees from outside Jamaica: an International Money Order or Bank Draft for the equivalent of the respective fee in Jamaican Dollars should be made payable to Ministry of National Security.

For more details on police certificates and updated information on fee payments and rates, please see the Ministry of National Security website and the Jamaican High Commission website.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at the Prefectural Police Headquarters Identification Section where you live. When you go to the police headquarters, your fingerprints will be taken and you will be given an application form to complete.

You will need the following:

  • the official letter requesting a police certificate from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • your valid passport (original only)
  • official copy of your Residence Record (Juminhyo) (issued within the last six months) OR a document issued by the government or other public agency that shows your name and address (such as your Resident Card (Zairyu), Special Permanent Resident Certificate (Tokubetsu Eijusha Shomeisho), or a driver’s license)
  • applicable fees (check directly with the issuing authority for amount and how to pay)

Non-citizens must provide all of the above and:

  • proof of your current address (ex. Japanese driver’s licence or mail addressed to you)
  • a document that shows you lived in Japan (ex. official copy of your Alien Registration Card (Gaikokujin Toroku Gempyo))

Residents of Tokyo: visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) website for the procedure on how to apply for a Certificate of Criminal Record or can contact them at:

TMPD Police Clearance Certificate Office
1st Floor, TMPD Headquarters
2-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

Tel.: 03-3581-4321 ext. 58114/58115

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at your local Japanese Embassy or Consulate. Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) website for the list of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions.Your fingerprints will be taken and the application form for the Certificate of Criminal Record will be provided to you at the time and place where you apply.

You will need the following:

  • the official letter requesting a police certificate from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • your valid passport (original only)
  • official copy of your Residence Record (Juminhyo) (issued within the last six months) OR a document issued by the government or other public agency that shows your name and address (such as your Resident Card (Zairyu), Special Permanent Resident Certificate (Tokubetsu Eijusha Shomeisho), or a driver’s license)
  • applicable fees (check directly with the issuing authority for amount and how to pay)

Non-citizens must provide all of the above and:

  • proof of your current address (ex. Japanese driver’s licence or mail addressed to you)
  • a document that shows you lived in Japan (ex. official copy of your Alien Registration Card (Gaikokujin Toroku Gempyo))

NOTE

Police certificates are only valid if they remain sealed in their original envelope by the issuing authority. If the seal is broken or tampered with, it will not be accepted.

You (or a representative acting on your behalf, whom you must identify at the time you apply for the certificate) will receive the Certificate of Criminal Record in person.

You do not need to have your certificate translated.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can obtain a police certificate at the General Intelligence Department / Abdali in Amman. Be sure to ask for the police certificate form for travel abroad. You will need to present two passport photographs, a copy of your passport and fee stamps.

General Intelligence Department tel: 962 6 586 5131

Non-Resident Requests

Apply for a police certificate through any Jordanian embassy abroad by presenting two passport photographs, a copy of your passport and fee stamps.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply for a Reference Certificate (Spravka) at your local Public Service Centre. Police certificates are issued by a regional or the main Department of Special Records of the Committee of Legal Statistics and Special Records, Office of Prosecutor General in Astana (available in Russian only). You may also give a representative power of attorney to apply on your behalf.

You will need to provide the following:

  • application form
  • valid passport
  • power of attorney (if you are applying on someone’s behalf)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You may apply to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan nearest to you.

NOTE

The certificate needs to show all names you have used while in Kazakhstan. Only original police certificates will be accepted by the Embassy. You may not submit print-outs of online search results.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to apply at the divisional CID offices for the area where you live in Kenya or at the CID Headquarters-Nairobi. You must allow your fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded on a prescribed form.

Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters
Directorate of Criminal Investigations
Mazingira House, Kiambu Road
P.O. Box 30036-00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya

Citizens of Kenya: You will need to provide the following

  • a clear photocopy and the original of your second-generation ID card (Kenyan passports are not accepted)
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • your original and a copy of your country’s passport with documentary proof that you have been a resident in Kenya
  • document from your employer or training institution
  • expatriate: a valid work permit or dependant’s pass
  • students: pupil’s passes accompanied by relevant testimonials and/or certificates proving the completion of the course
  • applicable fees

Refugees: You will need to provide the following

  • your original and a copy of a valid UNHCR mandate letter. A movement pass from a transit centre or refugee camp is also mandatory. Note: recommendations from other government or non-governmental organizations are not acceptable
  • applicable fees

Those in other areas should apply in Nairobi where all competent authorities are stationed to verify above documents.

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply to the CID Headquarters-Nairobi (see local requests for address). You must allow your fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded on a prescribed form bearing an official stamp of your nearest Police Station in your present country of residence. Send your application to the CID Headquarters-Nairobi and include a self-addressed return pre-paid envelope.

Citizens of Kenya: You will need to provide the following

  • a photocopy of your second-generation national identification card (Kenyan passports are not accepted)
  • an application letter explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your country’s passport
  • documentary proof of residency in Kenya
  • an application letter explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (CR Form 16) from the local police authorities.

You will need to provide the following:

  • applicable fees
  • stamped, self- addressed envelope with the following information:
  • name, place and date of birth
  • postal address
  • place and purpose for required certificate
  • copy of valid identification

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

Local Requests

You will need to request a Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply (범죄• 수사경력 회보서) – from the nearest police station. All police certificates must indicate that all records have been searched, including any lapsed records (실효된 형 포함). You should specifically request a search on your entire record, including Criminal Records (including lapsed criminal sentences), and investigation records.

The application form for the Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply will be provided at the time and place where the application is made. Your Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply will have to be picked up by you in person.

Citizens of South Korea: You will need to provide

  • a valid Korean identification card or a valid passport (no photocopies acceptable)
  • one passport size photo

Non-citizens: You will need to provide

  • a valid passport (no photocopies acceptable)
  • a valid Korean identification card (your registration card)
  • one passport size photo

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to request a Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply (범죄• 수사경력 회보서) – from the nearest police station from a police station in Korea. Immediate family members such as parents, spouses and siblings may request a certificate on your behalf. All police certificates must indicate that all records have been searched, including any lapsed records (실효된 형 포함). You should specifically request a search on your entire record, including Criminal Records (including lapsed criminal sentences), and investigation records.

Immediate family members (parents, spouses, siblings) or friends or representatives may request a certificate on your behalf. They will have to appear in person.Your representative will have to pick up your Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply in person.

If you do not have anyone in South Korea who can assist with your police certificate application request, then you may apply at your nearest South Korean Embassy or Consulate. You should specifically request a search on your entire record, including Criminal Records (including lapsed criminal sentences), and investigation records.

You will need to provide:

  • original Passport or ID of the person who represents you
  • copy of your passport
  • copy of Korean identification (registration card) you used to have (non-citizens only)
  • one passport size photo
  • consent form which can be downloaded from the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA)'s official website (available in Korean only). Your signature on the consent form should match your signature in your passport.)
  • certificate of your Entry/Exit Record issued by Korean Immigration. To obtain the Entry/Exit record, you must submit the passport or ID of your representative, a copy of your passport and a consent form from you. The Korean Immigration consent form can be downloaded from the Hi Korea website

NOTE

Only original police certificates are accepted

For more information refer to the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA)'s official website (available in Korean only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain a Police Certificate (Vertetim) and a Certificate from the Court (Vertetimi nga Gjygji/Sudsko uverenje)

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

For the police certificate: you can apply in person at the local police station where you reside or appoint a close family member to apply on your behalf.

For the court certificate: you can apply at your local court (Gjykata Komunale).

Application forms are available at local police stations.

Non-citizens: You must include proof of stay in Kosovo (present or past).

Non-Resident Requests

For the police certificate: you can apply by email to the Kosovo Police Directorate for International Cooperation at ILECU@kosovopolice.com. Please attach your completed application forms and a copy of your personal identification document. You may also appoint a close family member to apply on your behalf (some restrictions apply).

For the court certificate: a court certificate is not required if you have lived outside of Kosovo for the last six months or longer.

Application forms are available at local police stations.

Non-citizens: You must include proof of stay in Kosovo (present or past).

NOTE

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Kuwait, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf.

Ministry of the Interior
General Department for Criminal Evidence
Department of Identification and Automated Search
Farwaniya-Dhajeej area
Airport Road 55, opposite the Kuwait Airways main building

Tel: +965 2 434-6101

Fax: +965 2 434-5790

Citizens of Kuwait: You will need to provide the following

  • the letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate
  • one photograph (4 × 6 cm)
  • a copy of your passport and ID card

Non-citizens: You will need to provide

  • the letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate
  • one photograph (4 × 6 cm)
  • a copy of your passport
  • a copy of your resident visa in Kuwait
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

In this case, you have several options. You may return to Kuwait or you may send a representative (with a power of attorney to authorize him or her to act on your behalf) to apply for the police certificate (see local requests for address). Alternatively, you may apply at your nearest Kuwaiti Embassy or consulate.

Citizens of Kuwait: You will need to provide the following

  • the letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate
  • a copy of your passport and ID card
  • two photographs (4 × 6 cm)
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You must provide the following

  • the letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate
  • a copy of the passport you used in Kuwait
  • a copy of your old or expired resident visa in Kuwait
  • two photographs (4 × 6 cm)
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. The certificate needs to show all names you have used while in Kyrgyzstan. Only original police certificates will be accepted by the Embassy. You may not submit print-outs of online search results.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person, or give a representative power of attorney to apply on your behalf, at:

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan
Main Information centre
469, Frunze Street
Bishkek 720040
Kyrgyzstan

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan nearest to you.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at:

Ministry of Justice
That Luang Road
Vientiane City
Laos P.D.R.

Tel: 021-415523 (Protocol Division) or 021-414107 (Administration and Management Division)

Non-Resident Requests

If you are a Laotian national, apply at the nearest Laotian embassy or consulate. Former foreign residents will need to apply directly to the Ministry of Justice in Vientiane City (see local requests for address).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a Criminal History Check in person by presenting your identify document and paying the required fees at the Information Centre of the Ministry of Interior. You may also obtain a translation into English for a further fee.

Ministry of Interior Information Centre
Bruninieku Street 72b
LV 1009
Riga, Latvia

Tel: 3717 208 218

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply at your nearest Latvian embassy or consulate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person at your nearest gendarmerie territorial brigade, (except in those located in the Mouhafazat (Departments) centers and the Furn El Chebback brigade).

Central: Furn El Chebback Street, Beirut. Tel: 01/292880 – 01/292885

North: El-Tell Brigade, Tripoli (El-Tell Brigade). Tel: 06/440315

South: Serail of Saida (Serail of Saida). Tel: 07/720051

South: ISF compound, Nabatieh. Tel: 07/531221

Bekaa Valley: Zahle (Serail of Zahle). Tel: 08/805045

Citizens of Lebanon: You will need to provide the following

  • identity card or civil status extract or a passport. A copy of the identity card or the civil status extract may also be presented, on condition that the commander of the brigade has personally noted the term “Certified copy”
  • two fiscal stamps
  • applicable fees

Syrian Nationals:

  • a red card
  • an entrance ticket (white)
  • your Syrian identity document
  • applicable fees

Arab or Foreign Nationals:

  • your passport
  • your residence permit
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should assign a relative (spouse, sibling, parent, or child over 18 years of age) who is living in Lebanon power of attorney and ask them to submit a request letter on your behalf to the commander of the judicial police. They must apply in person and bring:

  • Power of Attorney
  • copy of your passport
  • copy of your residency permit for Lebanon (if available)
  • a letter from you stating: your residential address when you lived in Lebanon, information about your employment/employer while in Lebanon (or the school you attended), and how long you lived in Lebanon (give exact dates: from (blank) to (blank))
  • applicable fees

The commander will forward your request to the criminal record department where your relative who submitted the letter can obtain the criminal record.

NOTE

For more information, visit the ISF Interior Security Forces website in English or in Arabic.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply in person at your local police station.

Is a police certificate required?
Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply at the Ministry of Justice in Monrovia.

Is a police certificate required?
Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You must go to your local police station where you will complete a Certificate of Innocence (Chahadet Baraa in Arabic. Note: the form is not available online. Processing times are about 1-2 weeks.

You will need to provide:

  • two passport-sized photographs
  • certificate of Innocence (Chahadet Baraa in Arabic) (available in person only)
  • passport
  • proof of residency/ID for non-citizens
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Certificates are not available for former residents.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply in person at the Landgericht or online through the Landesverwaltung Furstentum website (available in German only).

Landgericht
Spaniagasse 1
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein

+423 236 71 59

+423 236 65 39

Non-Resident Requests

See Switzerland.

NOTE

If you cannot get an Extract from Central Police Records in Liechtenstein, you can apply in Switzerland. See Switzerland for more details.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Submit an application form (available in Lithuanian only), an identification document (eg. Passport or ID card), and the applicable fees to:

Information Technology and Communications Department
Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
Sventaragio str. 2
LT-2600 Vilnius
Lithuania

Tel: 370 5 2717243

Fax: 370 5 2718921

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Lithuanian embassy or consulate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

After you have received the official request letter for a police certificate from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you will need to apply for a Bulletin no. 2 at the Service du Casier Jusiciare online, by email, by mail or fax. Their contact information is as follows:

Service du casier judiciaire
Cité judiciaire - Plateau du Saint-Esprit
Bâtiment BC - 1er étage, L-2080 Luxembourg

Email: casier.judiciaire@justice.etat.lu

Tel. : (+352) 47 59 81 - 346

Fax : (+352) 47 59 81 – 248

You will need to bring the following documents and information:

  • the request letter you received from the Canadian embassy
  • your full name, complete address, and date
  • the reason for the request - except for online applications (eg. Immigration purposes)
  • Copy of ID (national ID card, passport or residence card)
  • applicable fees

The application form can be accessed here (French only).

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Macau: You need to apply in person, have a close relative (with proof of kinship and documentary proof of why you cannot apply in person) apply on your behalf, or use a representative with written authorization. Applications should be made at the Identification Services Bureau located at:

Avenida da Praia Grande, No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza", 1 andar, Macau.

If you are a Resident Card Identity cardholder you will need to provide:

  • your Resident Identification Card (BIR)
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • a letter providing full personal details
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You can apply to the Identification Services Bureau, Division of Criminal Record located at:

Identification Services Bureau
Division of Criminal Record
P.O. Box 1089
Macau

Tel: (853) 8394 0532

Fax: (853) 2856 1610

Email: info@dsi.gov.mo

You will need to provide:

  • proof of connection to Macau
  • a Residence Permit, Identity Permit of Non-Resident Worker, proof of schooling or proof of application for residence in Macau
  • a valid travel document or a valid document for entering Macau
  • a letter providing full personal details
  • a full set of fingerprints
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Macau: A close relative (with proof of kinship and documentary proof of why the you cannot apply in person) or a representative with written authorization can apply on your behalf at the Identification Services Bureau located at:

Avenida da Praia Grande, No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza", 1 andar, Macau.

If you are a Resident Card Identity cardholder you will need to provide:

  • your Resident Identification Card (BIR)
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • a letter providing full personal details
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You can apply to the Identification Services Bureau, Division of Criminal Record (see local requests for address).

  • proof of connection to Macau
  • a Residence Permit, Identity Permit of Non-Resident Worker, proof of schooling or proof of application for residence in Macau
  • a valid travel document or a valid document for entering Macau
  • a letter providing full personal details
  • a full set of fingerprints
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply for a Certificate of No Conviction from the Court (Uverenie) at the court responsible for your place of residence. Processes may vary between courts.

You will need to provide the following:

  • applicable fees
  • application form varies by court (some can be downloaded online)
  • national ID card or passport and a copy

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Macedonia: You can apply in person at your nearest Republic of Macedonian consulate or nominate a relative, friend or lawyer to act on your behalf within Macedonia.

You will need to provide the following:

  • applicable fees
  • application form varies by court (some can be downloaded online)
  • national ID card or passport and a copy
  • if a representative is applying on your behalf, he/she must have notarized power of attorney

Please note: Certificates are not available to former residents who are not citizens of Macedonia.

NOTE

The certificate must state that the results encompass all of Macedonia. Court certificates indicating that they cover only the territory of the specific court will not be accepted.

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

To find out the locations of municipal courts in Macedonia, please visit the website of the Ministry of Justice (available in Macedonian only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply for an Extrait de Casier Judiciaire with their passport or a Carte d’Identité Nationale (CIN) and a Certificat de Résidence and pay the required fees. Your application should be addressed to Le Procureur Général, Près de la Cour d’Appel at Antananarivo or to the provincial Tribunal.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Fingerprints are required for this application, which should be made in person at the local police station.

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to provide two photographs, a complete set of fingerprints certified by a recognized police authority and details of residency (dates and addresses) to:

Officer of the Inspector General
Malawi Police
Private Bag 305
Capital City
Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Individuals who have stayed in Malaysia for one year or more may request a Certificate of Good Conduct. You will need to complete an application form online and send it to the Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.

  • letter requesting a police certificate from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • the original application, as well as a copy
  • two recent passport-size photographs
  • two copies of your identification card
  • two copies of your passport (for foreigners, all pages)
  • a self-addressed envelope with the required stamps
  • the application fees (in cash or postal order in favour of Akauntan Negara Malaysia)

Non-Resident Requests

Certificates are only available to individuals who have stayed in Malaysia for one year or more. If you have lived in Malaysia for more than one year, you should apply at your nearest Malaysian Embassy or Consulate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Maldives: You should send your completed application (available on the Maldives Police Service website) to the Maldives Police Service by post or email. The Maldives Police Service will telephone you to tell you the date, time and place where you can get your certificate. You must show your original National Identity Card to get your certificate.

Commissioner of Police
Maldives Police Service
Police Headquarters
Malé, Republic of Maldives

Tel: (960)332-122

Fax: (960) 313-281

Email: records@police.gov.mv

Non-citizens: You should complete an application on the Maldives Police Service website and send to the Maldives Police Service Headquarters in Male, Villi Police Stations or Regional Police Stations in the atolls.

You will need to provide:

  • completed and signed application (available on the Maldives Police Service website)
  • passport size photograph with a white color background (taken in the last three months)
  • certified copy of your passport information page
  • your original National Identity Card
  • applicable fees
  • if you are unable to pick up the certificate in person at Police Headquarters in Malé: prepaid envelope

If the applicant is a dependant: include the following as well

  • certified copy of original visa holder's passport information page
  • certified copy of dependant card

Non-citizens: you will also need to provide the following

  • certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  • certified copy of your work permit card or dependant card (if applicable)
  • an original letter from your employer, on organization letterhead paper, with an original stamp. The letter should clearly state the period, place and position of your employment.

Non-Resident Requests

You should complete an application on the Maldives Police Service website and send to the Maldives Police Service by post or email (see local requests for address and required documents).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Mali Nationals

Police certificates are issued by the Tribunal or the Prefecture (for locations without a tribunal) at the place of your birth. You will need to bring your birth certificate and Mali identity card with you when requesting your police certificate.

Non-nationals and residents of Mali

You may obtain a police certificate from:

Court of First Instance
Commercial Center
District III - Quentin street 64
Bamako

Tel: +223 20 22 52 63

Website: http://mali.eregulations.org/procedure/8/6/step/699?l=en

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person for a Good Conduct Certificate/Certifikat Ta’ Kondotto (Form A) from the Criminal Records Office of your local police district or at the Secretariat, Police Headquarters, in Floriana located at:

Secretariat Office
Police General Headquarters
Floriana (VLT2000), Malta

Tel: 22942342 / 22942343

Fax: 21252879

Criminal Records Office E-mail: cro.police@gov.mt

Non-Resident Requests

A formal signed request should be sent by e-mail, fax, or normal post (see local requests for address) along with:

  • copy of a valid passport page with bearer’s signature, personal details and photo
  • father's full name and mother's maiden and married names
  • addresses abroad and in Malta (if applicable)
  • date and place of birth
  • applicable fees payable to the Commissioner of Police

To avoid complications in the fee payment, it would be preferable to delegate a friend or relative in Malta to pay the fee and collect the certificate on your behalf. In this case, a formal and signed authorization is also required. We do not encourage sending foreign cheques since this practice will involve unknown bank charges.

Payment can also be made by international money transfer through Western Union or MoneyGram at the following exchange agencies or at any Western Union Agency. This is the most effective procedure. You can call the Secretariat Office at 00356 2294 2342 or 00356 2294 2243 for the name of the contact.

W&J Coppini & Co.
58, Merchants Street
Valletta, Malta

Alternative payment method by direct deposit:

Refunds to Malta Police Department
Bank Address: Central Bank of Malta
Castille Place
Valletta
Malta VLT 1060
Account Number: 40001EUR-CMG5-001-H
Cashier Malta Government, Police Dept
BANKCODE: 01100
IBAN CODE: MT55MALT011000040001EURCMG5001H
BIC CODE: MALTMTMT

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If you are a French citizen born in Martinique, you may address your request directly to:

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Fort de France
B.P. 633
97200 Fort de France
Martinique

Non-Resident Requests

If you are not a French citizen, or a French citizen born outside of Martinique, you should apply by mail, requesting a Bulletin no. 3 at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
France

You may find further information and online applications at the following website: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a Bulletin no. 3 du casier judiciaire in person at the tribunal of the region where you reside in Mauritania, with certified copies of your identity card and birth certificate.

Non-Resident Requests

You should ask a relative who lives in Nouakchott to apply for you at the Criminal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice. When your relative applies for you, he or she must bring:

  • a letter written by you authorizing your relative to apply on your behalf
  • a certified copy of your birth certificate, valid passport and valid ID card

Please note: Certificates are only available for people who were born in Mauritania and people who currently live in Mauritania.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Citizens of Mauritius

You will need to provide the original and a photocopy of: your identity card, your birth certificate and your marriage certificate (if you are a woman).

NOTE: Do not bring a water bill or an electricity bill

Foreign Residents

You will need to provide the original and a photocopy of: your passport, proof of resident and any other additional document, such as an identity card, if available.

There is no required fee or any application form that needs to be filled out. Only the documents mentioned above are needed.

Apply to:

The Director of Public Prosecutions
2nd Floor
Renganaden Seeneevassen Building
Jules Koenig Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

As of June 1, 2013, the Casier judiciaire [criminal record] in Mamoudzou, Mayotte, has been integrated into the Casier judiciaire national automatisé [computerized national criminal record] in Nantes (order 2013 356 of April 25, 2013). You may now apply for your Bulletin No 3 online directly through the Ministère de la Justice website (in French only).

You may find further information and online applications at the following website: https://www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/b3/eje20 (in French only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You must apply to the Mexican authorities, Procuraduría General de la República (PGR). Further instructions and an official letter of request for a police certificate will be sent to you after your Application for Permanent Residence has been reviewed.

Non-Resident Requests

You must first submit your Application for Permanent Residence. The Canadian Embassy in Mexico will request a police certificate on your behalf after you provide all of the following:

1. Two sets of original fingerprints that meet these standards:

  • rolled and flat impressions of all ten fingers taken with black ink
  • full name, date of birth and sex
  • the name and address of the police agency where the fingerprints were taken
  • the signature of the officer taking the fingerprints

To have your fingerprints taken:

  • In Canada: Contact a fingerprinting agency, or visit your local police station
  • In any other country: Visit your local police station. In some countries the Mexican Embassy or Consulate will be able to assist you.

2. Three passport-size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm) photographs of front profile (no makeup, earrings, glasses, or facial hair – no exceptions)

3. Three passport-size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm) photographs of right profile (no makeup, earrings, glasses, or facial hair – no exceptions)

4. One clear, legible copy of your passport bio-page (with your picture and full name)

5. Quote your file number, your name, and date of birth.

NOTE

Additional information can be obtained through the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) (available in Spanish only).

The Visa office in Mexico will only process requests for those individuals with open applications within CIC.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You can apply in person or by mail to the Chief of Police at the following offices:

Residents of Pohnpei: Public Safety Office, Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated State of Micronesia (FSM) 96941.

Residents of Kosrae: Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 27, Lelu, Kosrae, FSM 96944.

Residents of Truk: Public Safety Office, Moen, Truk, FSM 96942.

Residents of Yap: Public Safety Office, Colonia, Yap, FSM 96943.

Citizens of Micronesia: You will need to provide the following

  • a completed application form (available from the issuing authority)
  • your full name, date of birth, present and previous addresses, social security number
  • applicable fees (check directly with issuing authority for fee instructions)

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • a completed application form (available from the issuing authority)
  • a copy of your passport showing the passport number
  • your entry permit number
  • applicable fees (check directly with issuing authority for fee instructions)

There is a fee payable. Check directly with the issuing authority for the amounts and form of payment.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Moldova: You can apply:

The police certificates can be collected only in person or by a representative (with a notarized Power of Attorney letter):

Non-citizens: You can apply at the central issuing institution, Serviciul tehnologii informaţionale al MAI (in Romanian only) lcoated at:

Serviciul tehnologii informaţionale al MAI
str. Iacob Hâncu 3A, Chişinău, Moldova

Tel: 0-22-255-885, 0-22-255-155

E-mail: ict@mai.gov.md

The police certificates can be collected only in person or by a representative (with a notarized Power of Attorney letter) from Serviciul tehnologii informaţionale al MAI (in Romanian only).

You will need to provide the following:

  • Moldovan identity card
  • passport (for citizens of other countries)
  • proof of processing fee payment
  • completed Application for a Police Clearance Certificate (submitted online on the portal of servicii.gov.md, at Banca de Economii or Victoriabank, at payment terminals or directly at Serviciul tehnologii informaţionale al MAI)
  • notarized power of attorney (if applying through a third party)

Non-Resident Requests

You should submit your application to the consular section of your nearest Republic of Moldova Embassy. The application and fees are to be accompanied by a copy of your passport page containing your photograph and identifying information.

Alternatively, you can authorize, through a notarized Power of Attorney letter, a person residing in Moldova to submit an application on your behalf.

Citizens of Moldova: You can also apply online (in Romanian only) and authorize, through a notarized Power of Attorney letter, a person residing in Moldova to collect your police certificate.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Moldovan identity card
  • passport (for citizens of other countries)
  • proof of processing fee payment
  • completed Application for a Police Clearance Certificate (submitted online on the portal of servicii.gov.md, at Banca de Economii or Victoriabank, at payment terminals or directly at Serviciul tehnologii informaţionale al MAI)
  • notarized power of attorney (if applying through a third party)

NOTE

More information can be found at the Ministerul Afacerilor Interne Al Republicii Moldova (in Romanian only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, however police certificates are only available to citizens and residents of Monaco and those born in Monaco

How and where do I get one?

You should send a request in writing to the Palais de Justice de Monaco located at:

Palais de Justice de Monaco
Greffe Général
5, Rue Colonel Bellano de Castro
98000 Monaco

Tel: (377) 98.98.88.11

You will need to provide the following:

  • your parents’ full names, including your mother’s maiden name
  • an official identity document
  • applicable fees
  • Non-residents:  specify the dates of your residence in Monaco

For more information, you can visit the Justice de Monaco website.

The General Court Registry can be reached by email at greffegeneral@justice.mc.

Is a police certificate required?
Yes. The original police certificate needs to be submitted along with your application for permanent residence. In addition, it must be accompanied by an English or French translation that has been prepared by an accredited translator.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Mongolian nationals: apply at the local police authorities with your original Mongolian identification card

Non-Mongolian nationals: apply at the local police authorities with your original passport.

Non-Resident Requests

Obtain a police certificate from the local police authorities by having someone act on your behalf in Mongolia. To do this, you will need to give the person the following:

  • Specific written authorization
  • If you are a Mongolian national, your original Mongolian identification card (not a passport).
  • If you are a non-Mongolian national, your original passport

The person you have authorized to act on your behalf will need to present these documents to the local police authorities.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain a Certificate from the Ministry of Justice (Uverenje). Please ntoe that this certificate should not be confused with the Sudsko uverenje, which is issued by local courts and only covers the last six months.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person at the Ministry of Justice at: Vuka Karadžica 3, 81000 Podgorica. You can contact the Ministry of Justice by email at rke@mpa.gov.me.

You will need to provide the following:

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Montenegro: You can apply at your nearest Embassy of Montenegro or you can nominate a friend or relative to apply on your behalf in Montenegro, through a notarized statement.

Non-citizens: You should apply through your national Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will then contact the Embassy of Montenegro responsible for your country.

Both: You will need to provide the following:

NOTE

More information is available on the website of the Ministry of Justice.

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your criminal record information will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to provide the following:

  • Copy of valid passport
  • $40.00 US draft made to the Accountant General
  • Four passport-size photographs
  • Names of parents
  • Period of residency in Montserrat
  • Address where resident in Montserrat
  • Purpose of application

Your application will need to be sent to:

Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 177
Plymouth, Montserrat

Tel: 664-491-2555

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Moroccan citizens must obtain a fiche anthropométrique from their local police station. They will need their national identity card, and have to pay the applicable fees. They may have someone else apply on their behalf, as long as that person has the citizen’s national identity card.

If you are not a Moroccan citizen, you may obtain a Bulletin no. 3 from the Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat.

You will need to provide:

  • your national identity card or photocopies of your passport and birth certificate
  • information about your stay, your employment and your residence in Morocco
  • applicable fees

The Application form for a Criminal Record Extract (PDF, 25.6 KB) is to be completed online (available on the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco website) and printed.

The Information form for a Request of Criminal Record Extract for Foreigners (PDF, 26.4 KB) is also to be completed online (available on the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco website) and printed.

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Morocco: You may obtain a certificate at the Moroccan embassy or consulate. In addition, you may obtain a police certificate by proxy by applying to the Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat.

In order to apply by proxy, you will need to provide the following:

  • a notarized proxy
  • a photocopy of your birth certificate
  • a photocopy of the first page of your passport
  • a photocopy of the page of your passport that shows the date of your most recent entry into Morocco
  • applicable fees

The Application form for a Criminal Record Extract (PDF, 25.6 KB) is to be completed online (available on the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco website) and printed.

The Information form for a Request of Criminal Record Extract for Foreigners (PDF, 26.4 KB) is also to be completed online (available on the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco website) and printed.

Non-citizens: You must send your application to the diplomatic or consular mission of your country of origin that is accredited in Morocco. The mission of your country will then send your application to the concerned Moroccan authorities (Ministry of Justice or the Court of First Instance if you are born in Morocco).

NOTE

For all applications, you will need to provide:

  • your birth certificate with the names of both parents
  • a certified copy of your Moroccan Residency Card
  • a certified copy of your passport (identity information pages and all pages with Moroccan Customs stamps)
  • applicable fees

For more information, visit the O-Maroc website (available in French only).

Official website of the Ministry of Justice (available in Arabic only).

Certificates are given directly to applicants. No translation is needed as the document is written in both French and Arabic.

Moroccan nationals can also obtain “Bulletin No 3” form the Court of 1st Instance in their city of residence but it is not accepted for immigration purposes as it is not global and includes only offences committed in the city of residence.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If you are a citizen or resident of Mozambique, you must apply for the Repartição do Registro Criminal at the headquarters office of Criminal Records (Registro Criminal) in Maputo (corner of Rua dos Flores and Avenida 24 de Julho), or at the Civil Records (Registro Civil) office located in most provincial capitals. You may obtain a form at these locations when you pay the required fees, and fingerprints will be taken at the time the request is submitted.

Non-Resident Requests

You may designate a local resident who can submit the request at Criminal Records Headquarters in Maputo on your behalf. Proxy forms and applications are available at the same office. In the case of overseas residents, fingerprints are not required. The designation must bear the signature of two witnesses, and the proxy representative is authorized to collect the certificate from Criminal Records once available.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply for a police certificate in person at any local township police station with proof of identity and the applicable fees.

Please note: Certificates cannot be obtained by non-residents.

N

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to present your identification card, date of birth, a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority and payment of the required fees to:

Namibian Police
Criminal Records Centre
Private Bag 12024
Ausspanplatz
Windhoek 9000, Namibia

Tel: 264-220296/7/8

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may apply in person or by mail with the applicable fees (to be paid in cash, to the Revenue Office at Government Offices – Yaren District), your name, date of birth, current postal address, contact details and a copy of your passport to:

Office of the Commissioner of Police
Data Offices
Nauru Police Force, Civic Centre
Aiwo District
Republic of Nauru – Central Pacific

Tel: +674 4443193, +674 4443161

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Contact the local police station or the Police Headquarters at Naxal, Kathmandu, in person, or apply in writing to:

Verification Section, Crime Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
Post Box No. 407, Kathmandu
Nepal

Non-Resident Requests

Contact the Nepalese embassy or consulate or write directly to Police Headquarters, Kathmandu.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes , but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag - VOG) from the Ministry of Justice.

If you are registered in the Municipal Records Database (BRP): You should apply at the Population Affairs Department (Burgerzaken/Publiekszaken) of your municipality or you can appoint a representative to apply on your behalf to the Population Affairs Department of the municipality where you are registered in the BRP. You can also appoint a representative to apply on your behalf.

If you are not registered in the BRP: You should apply directly to the Ministry of Justice (Justis) by mailing your application, documents and payment details by post mail or email to:

Justis
T.a.v. Afdeling COVOG
Postbus 16115
2500 BC Den Haag

vog.np.rni@minvenj.nl

You will need to provide the following:

  • the official letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada requesting a police certificate. You can print/scan a copy of this page along with information from either the application kit or any email communication you received from a Canadian Mission requesting this police certificate
  • completed application form (available in English and Dutch)
  • a valid passport
  • applicable fees

The Certificate of Good Conduct is issued in Dutch with a portion translated in English at the bottom. It is not necessary to have it translated.

Please note that Ministry of Justice may refuse to issue you a Certificate of Good Conduct if you have a criminal record. In this case, you should write to the Central Criminal Records Office (Justitiële Informadienst, Postbus 227, 7600 AH Almelo) to obtain a copy of your criminal record which will require a translation in English or French.

For more information on fees, processing times and to download the application forms, please consult the website of the Ministry of Justice (available in English and Dutch). To find out more information about receiving a copy of your criminal record, please consult the website of the Central Criminal Records Office (available in Dutch only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of New Caledonia: You should apply in person or by mail for a Bulletin no. 3. Your application should be sent to:

Tribunal de première instance
Faubourg Blanchot
BP F4
98848 Nouméa Cedex

Tel: 00 687 27 93 50

Non-citizens: You should apply by mail or in person to the Casier Judiciaire National located at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
France

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply by mail or in person to the Casier Judiciaire National located at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
France

You may find further information and online applications at this website: https://www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/b3/eje20

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You must include all of the following with your Application for Permanent Residence:

When completing the Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form, please:

  • provide your current or last known New Zealand address
  • sign and date the Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form
  • ensure a clear photocopy of the photo/ID page and signature page/s of your passport is/are attached to the Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form (the photocopy of your passport does not need to be certified or notarized)

If you are applying in Sydney, Australia, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Office in Sydney processing your application will work with the appropriate authorities to obtain the required Criminal History Report on your behalf.

If you are not applying in Sydney, Australia, the CIC Office processing your application will send the completed forms to the Immigration section in Sydney, Australia and officers there will work with the appropriate authorities to obtain the required Criminal History Report on your behalf. Sydney will send the Criminal History Report to the Immigration office processing your application.

NOTE

Do NOT send your Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form directly to the New Zealand Police Authorities.

The New Zealand Ministry of Justice certificate or similar is not accepted.

A Ministry of Justice certificate is only acceptable for the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to provide two certificates: the Certificado de Conducta or Récord de Policía and a court certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

The Certificado de Conducta or Récord de Policía is issued by the Dirección de Servicios Policiales. You must apply in person at your local police station and present:

  • the original and a copy of your identification document
  • proof of payment of the processing fee (payable at any branch of local bank "BANPRO")

Court certificates are issued by the local courts (Juez del Distrito del Crimen) in the city or town in which you reside. After these are issued, they must be taken to the Supreme Court of Justice for legalization.

Corte Suprema de Justicia
Km. 7.5 Carretera Norte
Managua, Nicaragua

Tel: 2233-2128, 2233-1063, 2263-1193

Non-Resident Requests

The process is meant to be in person and in general is considered non-transferable. You must request one from your nearest Nicaraguan Embassy. Another possibility (subject to approval on a case-by-case basis by the Nicaraguan Police) is to sign a Power of Attorney to someone in Nicaragua who can apply on your behalf.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Niger: You must send an application for an Extrait du casier judiciaire to the Court of Appeal, at the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

Non-citizens: You must send an application to the Senior Registrar of the Court of Appeal, at the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

You will need to provide the following:

  • extract of your act of birth
  • identity card
  • a document listing your mother’s name
  • a passport or national identity card, if you live in a country that is a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union
  • required fees

Non-Resident Requests

Include a copy of your identity document certified by an embassy or consulate of Niger in your application. You can submit the application yourself, or designate someone you know or someone with notarized authorization to submit it for you. The application should be mailed to the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with your valid passport, two passport photographs and the required fees. Residents of Nigeria should apply to:

Central Criminal Registry
Force C.I.D. Annex
Alagbon Close Ikoyi
Lagos, Nigeria

Non-Resident Requests

Apply by courier to the Commissioner of Police (at the address above). You will need to provide a pre-paid return courier envelope, a copy of your passport and a set of fingerprints taken and certified by a recognized police authority or the Nigerian embassy or consulate, and an international money order payable to the Nigerian Police Force, CID. You may have the police certificate certified at the nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate for a fee.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply for a Criminal Records Certificate (Politiattest) at your local police station. If you do not currently live in Norway, write to the police station of the district where you last lived in Norway with the following:

  • a completed application form (GP5168B)
  • your personal identification card number (personnummer)
  • a copy of your birth certificate
  • a copy of your driver’s licence
  • a copy of your passport and other identification papers
  • applicable fees

Address:

Politihuset
Gronnlandsleiret 44
Oslo 1
Norway

Further information may be found on the following website: www.politi.no.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at the following address:

Director of Criminal Investigation
P.O. Box 446
Postal Code 113
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Tel: 00968-24569501

Online: Royal Oman Police

Location: Al Qurum area, in front of SAPCO

The following documents are required at the time of application:

  • a letter from your Omani sponsor requesting a Clearance Certificate (non-citizens only)
  • a completed application form
  • a copy of your passport
  • a copy of your ID card (citizens only)
  • two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • original fingerprints (non-citizens only)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Former residents have several options. You may return to Oman and apply for the police clearance certificate in person. Or, you can send a representative to apply for the police clearance certificate on your behalf. Finally, you may send your request by mail. See Local Requests for address.

If you choose to apply in person or assign a representative to apply on your behalf, the following documents are required:

  • your completed application form
  • a copy of your ID card (citizens only)
  • a copy of your passport, including the pages containing previous residence stamps for the period you stayed in Oman
  • in the case of a new passport, a copy of the pages which contain the bio-data information, the issue and the expiry dates
  • two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • original fingerprints (non-citizens only)
  • applicable fees

If you choose to send your request by mail: send by express mail to the Director of Criminal Investigations and provide the following:

  • a letter from you requesting the Clearance Certificate and indicating your name and mailing address
  • two photographs (4x4 cm) with a blue background
  • original fingerprints
  • a copy of your passport, including the pages containing previous residence stamps for the period you stayed in Oman
  • in the case of a new passport, a copy of the pages which contain the bio-data information, the issue and the expiry dates
  • confirmation of the deposit of applicable fees to the Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations account number 3106-453888-500, Oman Arab Bank, Qurum Branch (swift code: OMABOMRU)

You will need to send your application by express mail to:

Director of Criminal Investigations,
Royal Oman Police,
P.O. Box 446,
Muscat, 113, Sultanate of Oman

NOTE

Police certificates are not available to Omani citizens who are married to foreigners.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Pakistan: You need to get an application form (see below for locations) and complete it. All the documents and information you will need (such as reference signatures and a copy of your National Identity Card) are listed on the application form.

In larger cities: 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.

In smaller cities, towns or rural areas: Application forms are available at 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: 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). The seven FATA agencies are: Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Orakzai, Kurram, North Waziristan, South Waziristan

Non-citizens: You may apply directly at the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police of the Police Security Branch. You may need to present:

  • certified photocopies of your passport, including all the pages showing your legal stay
  • certified photocopy of your national identity card (if applicable)
  • two passport-size photographs
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Pakistan: You should contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Pakistan for assistance. You should bring:

  • certified copies of your passport, including all the pages showing your legal stay
  • certified copy of your National Identity Card
  • two passport-size photographs
  • applicable fees

In some cases, a relative who lives in Pakistan can apply on your behalf. They need all of the above items and they need:

  • to fill in the application form
  • to write an affidavit (on 20Rs judicial stamp paper) stating that they will receive your certificate on your behalf
  • an authority letter, in their name, to get your certificate on your behalf

Non-citizens: you should apply at your nearest Embassy or Consulate for Pakistan. You may need:

  • certified photocopies of your passport, including all the pages showing your legal stay in Pakistan
  • certified photocopy of your national identity card (if applicable)
  • two passport-size photographs
  • applicable fees

NOTE

The Canadian High Commission in Islamabad cannot help you get a police certificate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at the office of the Ministry of Interior located in your district of residence. You will need to provide a copy of your identification card and two passport photographs, and pay the required fees.

Non-Resident Requests

You should contact your nearest office of the Palestinian Authority Delegation.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You must apply for a Record Policivo in person or send a representative to apply on your behalf at the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores located at:

Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización
Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro, Edificio Plaza Edison Local # 15
Panama

Tel: (507) 511-4045/4046

Fax: (507) 511-4061

Website: www.mire.gob.pa

You will need to provide the following:

  • your identification document (Cédula) or passport (or a photocopy if a representative is applying on your behalf)
  • if a representative applies on your behalf, he/she must have notarized authorization
  • completed Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores form, to be completed on the day of the request
  • fiscal stamps, purchased from Banco Nacional
  • processing and legalization fees (to be paid when you pick up your completed certificate)

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate by mail. You may obtain an application form from the local police, and return it to:

National Criminal Records Office
Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary
P.O. Box 85
Konedobu, NCD

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a Certificado de Antecedentes at the Policía Nacional, Departamento de Identificaciones in Asuncion. You may either apply in person, or through a representative authorized in writing to act on your behalf. You will need to present your Cedula de Identidad document. Instructions and more information is available on the Tramites Paraguay website (in Spanish only).

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply through the Paraguyan embassy or consulate, or you may fax or mail a copy of your cedula and a written authorization to a close relative (father, mother, son, daughter or spouse) to apply on your behalf. Instructions and more information is available on the Tramites Paraguay website (in Spanish only).

NOTE

Only certificates issued by the National Police headquarters are accepted. Certificates issued by any other federal/provincial government offices are not accepted.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to provide three different documents: police, penal and judicial certificates.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Police certificates are available at local police stations or at the Dirección Nacional de Criminalística de la Policía Nacional del Perú (PNP)

Complejo Policial “SO1 PNP Walter Rosales León”
Av. Aramburú 550
Surquillo, Lima-Perú

Tel: (51-1) 422-9648

Visit the official website of the National Police of Peru (available in Spanish only) for general information (available in Spanish only) and police certificate processing instructions (PDF, 50.4 KB) (available in Spanish only).

You can apply for a Penal certificate at various offices of the National Registry of Prior Sentences (Registro Nacional de Condenas del Poder Judicial del Perú)

Av. Abancay s/n –cuadra 5 Edificio Anselmo Barreto
Cercado de Lima, Lima-Perú

Visit the official website of the Peruvian Judiciary (available in Spanish only) for general requirements to apply for a penal certificate (available in Spanish only) and the online request form (available in Spanish only).

You can apply for a Judicial certificate at various offices of the National Penitentiary Institute (INP)

Av. Alberto del Campo Nº 1050 –cdra. 31 de la Av. Salaverry
Magdalena del Mar, Lima-Perú

Visit the official website of the National Penitentiary Institute of Peru (available in Spanish only) for complete instructions and on-line request form (available in Spanish only).

Non-Resident Requests

You may contact the nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate, or the authorities listed above. Or, family members or friends residing in Peru may request the required certificates on your behalf. Depending on the type of document, either a simple written consent or a power of attorney could be required (contact the issuing authorities for more details).

NOTE

Official translation to English or French is required. Depending on the type of translation required, you can contact the Colegio de Traductores del Perú (Peruvian School of Translators) (available in Spanish only) or the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (available in Spanish only) to find a certified translator.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply online or in person at any National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office (see the National Bureau of Investigation website for a complete list of offices). Application forms are available at the NBI office where you apply or on the National Bureau of Investigation website. If you apply online, you must still go to an NBI office and present your printed online registration code to the NBI Clearance Centre for processing. Fingerprints and photographs will be taken when you go to the NBI office in person.

National Bureau of Investigation Head Office:

Mailed Clearance section
3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Building
UN Ave., Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Tel: 523-8231 loc 5465

You will need to provide the following:

  • completed application (if you fill out the application online, print it and bring your registration code)
  • applicable fees (check with the issuing authority for rates and payment instructions)
  • any two of the following valid original Identification Cards/documents:
  • valid passport
  • voter’s ID
  • driver’s license
  • PRC license
  • SSS ID
  • GSIS ID
  • school ID
  • postal ID
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Senior Citizen card
  • previous copy of NBI Clearance

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply in person at your nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate or by mail to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Head office (see Local Requests for address). Your NBI Clearance will be returned to you by mail.

Alternatively, you may have a relative or representative in the Philippines apply on your behalf. To do so, you must provide him/her with written authorization to submit your NBI application and all required documents. Your NBI Clearance will be returned to your representative.

You will need to provide the following:

  • completed NBI Clearance application form (available at the Embassy/Consulate or on the National Bureau of Investigation website). Write on your application why you need the NBI Clearance certificate (i.e. Immigration purposes)
  • completed fingerprint form (available online or at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate) and have your fingerprints taken by a recognized police or law enforcement agency where you live. The person taking your fingerprints must sign the form
  • one 2x2inch picture with a white background (taken within the past three months)
  • a photocopy of your passport
  • a photocopy of your Identification Cards
  • applicable fees (check with the issuing authority for rates and payment instructions)
  • your authorization designating a family member or representative to act on your behalf (if applicable)

NOTE

Your certificate must have a thumbprint and include a dry seal. The green NBI Clearance certificate annotated for travel abroad is the correct certificate. Other colours are for local use only and are not acceptable.

No translation is required, the NBI Clearance certificate is in English.

An interview will be conducted for applicants with a HIT status.

NBI Clearance certificates must be picked up in person, unless the requestor is residing outside the Philippines, in which case the NBI Clearance certificate will be mailed.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Make an enquiry to the National Penal Register of the Ministry of Justice located at:

Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul.
Czerniakowska 100
00-454 Warsaw

Tel: +48 22 39 76 200

Enquiries can also be made at one of the information offices of the National Penal Register located in courts throughout the country.

You will need to provide the following:

Non-Resident Requests

You may either apply at the nearest Polish embassy or consulate or authorize a representative in Poland to act on your behalf.

NOTE

You should sign under the application as an authorized person.

Police certificates must be stamped with the Ministry Round Seal or stamped with name seal of the person issuing the document to be considered valid.

For more information, visit the Polish Ministry of Justice website.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to complete Form Modelo 101 – Requerimento de Certificado do Registo Criminal (PDF, 57 KB) (available in Portuguese only) and present a valid identity card, residence card or passport with the required fees and your reason for the request (e.g. immigration purposes) to the Central Registry of the Civil and Criminal Identification Centre - Centro de Identificacao Civil e Criminal, located in major cities (e.g., Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto). In smaller centres such as Azores and Madeira, you will need to apply to the Judicial Delegation or to the local court.

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Portuguese embassy or consulate or you can send a completed Form Modelo 101 – Requerimento de Certificado do Registo Criminal (PDF, 57 KB) (available in Portuguese only) by mail to the Directorate-General of Justice Administration (DGAJ) located at:

Directorate-General of Justice Administration (DGAJ)
Avenida D. João II, paragraphe 01.08.01 E - Niveau 0 (Parc des Nations)
1990-097 Lisboa

Tel: 21. 790 62 00

Fax: 21 154 51 13/4

Email: correio@dgaj.mj.pt

The Directorate-General of Justice Administration (DGAJ) also has a complete list of local judicial delegations (PDF, 1 MB) (available in Portuguese only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain both a Certificado de Antecedentes Penales and an Identity History Summary Request (issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigations – FBI).

How and where do I get one?

You can apply for a Certificado de Antecedentes Penales at any Puerto Rican Police Department by mail or online.

You can apply for an Identity History Summary Request by downloading the application form from the Federal Bureau of Investigation website or send a request by mail to:

FBI Identification Record Request
FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services Division – Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306
U.S.A

You must fill out the applicant information form and obtain a set of your fingerprints.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada does not accept FBI police certificates issued by FBI-approved third party private companies. Only police certificates issued directly by the FBI will be accepted.

Please mail your completed fingerprints card along with a certified cheque or money order for the applicable processing fees, payable to the U.S. Treasury (same address as above).

The FBI will send you a letter with the results of your record check. That letter will be your police certificate. You should send the letter and any attached documents to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada office processing your file.

To learn more about getting a Certificado de Antecedentes Penales and to access the necessary forms, visit the website of the Government of Puerto Rico.

All police certificates must be originals. Photocopies will not be accepted.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Qatae: You must apply in person and bring a copy of your ID card.

Non-citizens: You must apply in person or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Qatar, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf. You will need to provide the following:

  • two photographs (4x6 cm)
  • a copy of your ID card
  • a copy of your current passport
  • a copy of your residence permit
  • applicable fees

Address:

Ministry of Interior
Director of Criminal Evidence and Information Department
P.O. Box 23004
Doha, State of Qatar

Tel: 974-450-8666

Location: Waab area

Email: ceid@moi.gov.qa

Website: www.moi.gov.qa

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Qatar: You have several options. You may return to Qatar to apply for the police certificate or you can send a representative on your behalf to apply for the police certificate following the instructions for local requests. Finally, you may obtain the certificates from a Qatari embassy or consulate by providing the application documents listed below.

Required documents:

  • a letter explaining the purpose for which the certificate is required
  • a copy of your current passport
  • a copy of your current valid residence permit
  • original fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Qatari Embassy in the country where you are currently residing.
  • two photographs (4x6cm)
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You may obtain a Police Clearance Certificate using one of the methods listed for citizens of Qatar. Or, you may apply by express mail.

You or your representative must bring/send:

  • a letter explaining the purpose for which the certificate is required
  • original fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Qatari Embassy in the country where you are currently residing
  • a copy of the passport that you used in Qatar
  • a copy of your old or expired residence visa in Qatar and ID card
  • a copy of your current passport
  • three photographs (4x6 cm)
  • applicable fees

See Local Requests for address.

NOTE

You may only obtain a Police Clearance Certificate if you have lived in Qatar for more than 6 months.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You should applyfor a Bulletin No 3 Casier Judiciaire online or in writing with the applicable fees to the Casier Judiciaire National located at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
France

If you are not a French citizen or if you are a French citizen born in the French territories (New-Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis & Fortuna) or outside France, you must provide a scan/photo of a valid ID such as passport, residence permit, national ID card, etc. in format PDF, GIF or JPEG less than 5 Mb in size, or a photocopy of a valid ID if applying by mail.

Further information and online applications can be found on the Casier Judiciaire National website (available in French only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply for a Police Certificate (Certificat de Cazier judiciar) in person to the county police inspectorate in your county of birth or residence.

You will need to provide the following:

  • identity document
  • a fiscal stamp (available at any post office)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should submit an application at your nearest Romanian Embassy (see complete listing on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website) or apply through the Inspectoratul General al Politiei in Romania. You can appoint a representative through notarized power of attorney to apply on your behalf in Romania.

You will need to provide the following:

  • identity document
  • a fiscal stamp (available at any post office)
  • applicable fees

NOTE

Direcţia cazier judiciar, statistică şi evidenţe operative
Director: Comisar Șef de Poliţie Predescu Constantin

Tel: 021/316.49.75, 021/208.25.25 int. 26954

Fax: 021/317.87.90

Adresa: Şos. Ştefan cel Mare, nr. 13-15, Bucureşti - S2

Further instructions are available at Politia Romana (available in Romanian only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain a Reference Certificate (Spravka) (“Issuance of statements of the presence (absence) of convictions and (or) facts of criminal prosecution or termination of criminal prosecution”). The certificate needs to show all names you have used while in Russia. Police certificates issued by local police offices are not acceptable. Only original police certificates will be accepted by the Embassy. You may not submit print-outs of online search results.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person to your regional Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (available in Russian only). You may also give a representative power of attorney to apply on your behalf.

You will need to provide the following:

  • application form
  • valid passport
  • power of attorney (if you are applying on someone’s behalf)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Consular section of the Embassy of Russian in your country of Residence. Foreigners living outside Russia can also apply to the Main Information and Analytical Centre.

You will need to provide the following:

  • application form
  • valid passport
  • power of attorney (if you are applying on someone’s behalf)
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to obtain an Extrait du Casier Judiciaire from the National Public Prosecution Authority – Department of Criminal Record Clearance Certificate. You will need to present the application in person at:

National Public Prosecution Authority – Department of Criminal Code
P.O. Box 1328
Kigali, Rwanda

Citizens of Rwanda: You will need to provide the following

  • a copy of an employment letter, an employment contract or an employment card (for those wanting it for employment reasons)
  • two recent passport size photographs
  • a copy of your identity card or its replacement for those who have lost it
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • a copy of an employment letter, an employment contract or an employment card (for those wanting it for employment reasons)
  • a copy of your valid passport
  • a copy of a Rwandan visa
  • two recent passport size photographs
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to obtain an Extrait du Casier Judiciaire from the nearest Rwandan embassy.

Citizens of Rwanda: You will need to provide the following

  • a copy of a valid Rwandan passport
  • a copy of a valid visa (for those living in countries within the East African Community (EAC) and Communauté économique de Pays de Grands Lacs (CEPGL)
  • a residence permit
  • two recent passport size photographs
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • a copy of a valid passport
  • a copy of a valid visa (if you are a foreigner living in a country in which you are not a citizen)
  • a document showing that you once lived in Rwanda
  • two recent passport size photographs
  • applicable fees

NOTE

Applying and collecting the certificate is done by the concerned applicant.

No fingerprints are required for all applicants whether you live in Rwanda or outside Rwanda.

Additional information is available at the National Public Prosecution Authority website. Website is in English and Kinyarwanda.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may obtain an Abstract of Police Record at the local police station

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply by mail to the Police, Prisons and Fire Services at:

Police, Prisons and Fire Services
Criminal Registration Office
P.O. Box 53, Apia
SAMOA

Tel: +685 22222

You will need to provide the following:

  • certified copy of your birth certificate
  • one passport-size photograph
  • full set of fingerprints if applying from outside Samoa
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain two certificates: a Certificato penale generale del casellario giudiziale and a Certificato dei carichi pendenti issued by Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di residenza per uso emigrazione.

How and where do I get one?

For instructions, contact:

Casellario Giudiziale Tribunale Unico. Ufficio Certificazioni

Tel: 0549 882615 - 882563

Fax: 0549 882598.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate. Only current legal residents may obtain the certificate.

How and where do I get one?

The immigration office processing your application will give you a request letter if you need a police certificate. If you have any questions, please contact your immigration process office.

Local Requests

A police certificate request letter will be sent to you by mail after your application for Permanent Residence has been received. You must present this letter, along with valid identification and proof of legal residency in Saudi Arabia to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If they approve you, the letter will give you the address to the police headquarters where you must go and apply in person.

If your application is being processed at the Canadian High Commission in London, you are not required to get a police certificate until the London visa office sends you a police certificate request letter with instructions on how to apply.

For applications being processed at any other office, request letters can be requested by e‑mail: riyadh.visa@international.gc.ca or fax: 966-1-488-9657. Please include the file number, the office where you applied and your mailing address.

If you are applying at the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE, you should submit a police certificate with your application. You can contact the visa office for a request letter at fax: (971 2) 694-0396 or e-mail: abu-dhabi-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca. Please include your immigration file number if you have one.

Non-Resident Requests

For information on how to obtain a police certificate, please consult the nearest Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

If your application is being processed in Canada, you are not required to obtain a police certificate. See the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa’s website for more information.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply in person to the tribunal representing the region where you reside in Senegal. You will need to provide a certified copy of your identity card and pay the required fees.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Note that a court certificate will not be accepted.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply for a Certificate of No Conviction (Uverenje o nekaznjavanju) at your local municipal police station of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministarstvo Unutrasnjih Poslova, Policijska Uprava). You will need to submit an application form (available at local police stations) and present your national identification card (licna karta) along with the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Serbia: You can apply at your nearest Serbian embassy or consulate. An authorized representative can also apply on your behalf at the police station where you last resided in Serbia.

Non-citizens: You should contact your national Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will contact the Embassy of Serbia through diplomatic channels.

Both: You will need to provide the following

  • applicable fees
  • completed application form (available at local police stations)
  • national identity card (licna karta)

NOTE

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply for a Character Certificate in person to the Commissioner of Police at:

Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 46
Victoria, Mahe
Seychelles

Tel: +248-288-000

Citizens of Seychelles: You will need to provide the following

  • identification documents: birth certificate or passport
  • must allow fingerprints to be taken
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • copies of your passport and proof of legal stay in Seychelles, visa/permit
  • copy of your birth certificate
  • must allow fingerprints to be taken
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply in writing to the Commissioner of Police (see Local Requests for address).

You will need to provide the following:

  • copies of your birth certificate and passport
  • the address where you lived while in Seychelles
  • date you left Seychelles
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply at the Ministry of Justice in Freetown.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Singapore: You should apply in person at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) located at:

Head Criminal Records, CID (COC Office)
Blk D Police Cantonment Complex #02-07/08
391 New Bridge Road
Singapore 088762

Non-citizens: You should submit your application and all supporting documents in-person or by mail to the COC Office (see above for address). Your certificate will be mailed directly to the Canadian immigration office requesting the certificate.

Both: You will need to provide the following

  • COC Appeal Application Form (for non-citizens only) and COC letter of request from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • COC Application Form that you may obtain from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) website
  • full set of fingerprints taken by a qualified fingerprint official; fingerprints can be taken at the COC office at the time of application for the COC
  • photocopy of your current passport
  • two recent passport-size photographs
  • applicable fees (a bank draft in Singapore dollars payable to ‘Head Criminal Records CID.’ Please refer to Singapore Police Force (SPF) website for the processing fee)

Non-Resident Requests

You may submit your application, including all of the documents listed in Local Requests, by mail to:

Head Criminal Records, CID (COC Office)
Blk D Police Cantonment Complex #02-07/08
391 New Bridge Road
Singapore 088762

Non-citizens: Your certificate will be mailed directly to the Canadian immigration office requesting the certificate.

NOTE

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will not process a request without the official letter of request from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

A Výpis z Registra Trestov may be obtained in person or through an authorized representative from any office of the public prosecution or any municipality with a Registry Office by submitting the following:

  • an application form
  • an original identification card
  • applicable fees
  • your original passport and a certified translation of your birth certificate (non-citizens only)

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Slovak embassy or consulate.

NOTE

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

For more information on fees, processing times and to find out where to apply, please consult the website of the Public Prosecution Office of Slovakia (available in Slovak only).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to obtain a Potrdilo iz kazenske evidence (Certificate of the Penal Register). You will need to provide the application form, a written explanation indicating the purpose of your request (i.e. for immigration purposes), and the applicable fees.

There are four ways you can apply:

1. In person at the office of the Ministry of Justice

Ministrstvo za pravosodje
Župančičeva 3
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija

2. Send your application by mail to the Ministry of Justice (see above for address)

3. Send your application by fax to the Ministry of Justice at +386/1/ 369 5625

4. If you have an authorized electronic signature, you can apply online on the website of the Electronic Public Services (available in Slovenian only)

Non-Resident Requests

If you are officially registered as living abroad, you should apply by email to ke.mp@gov.si. Please remember to attach all required forms such as the application form, a written explanation indicating the purpose of your request (i.e. for immigration purposes), and the applicable fees.

NOTE

For more information on processing times, visit the website of the Ministry of Justice of Slovenia (available in Slovenian only).

To download the application forms and to apply online, visit the website of the Electronic Public Services (available in Slovenian only).

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply with a full set of fingerprints, a completed application form, applicable fees (the fee is payable at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, the receipt is to be handed in at central Police station), passport information and a valid form of ID to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Headquarters located at:

Central Police Station
Attention: Forensic Officer
P.O. Box G3, Honiara
Solomon Islands

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

If you are located in Somaliland or Puntland, apply to the local police authority.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to apply in person at your local South African Police Service Office. You must provide a completed application form, fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority, and identification document and the required fees. Note that certificates from IDECO are not valid for immigration purposes; you should always request the standard RSA police clearance.

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to provide a bank draft with a completed fingerprint chart which bears the official signature and the stamp of local police to:

South African Police Service
Criminal Investigation Department
Private Bag X308
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person to the South Sudan National Police Service, Headquarters-Juba at:

Ministry of Interior
South Sudan National Police Service Headquarters – Juba
The General Administration of Criminal Investigation Department
Personal Identification Administration
Juba
South Sudan

You will need to provide the following:

  • your original identity card (citizens of South Sudan only)
  • copies of visa/permits showing proof of legal residence in South Sudan (non-citizens only)
  • your original passport
  • two passport size photographs
  • a letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested (i.e. for immigration purposes)
  • must allow your fingerprints to be recorded on a prescribed form
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You must go to your nearest South Sudan Embassy for a recommendation letter. Embassies abroad do not issue Certificates of Good Conduct.

NOTE

All Certificates of Good Conduct must go through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Juba for authentication.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to complete a Model 790 application from the Criminal Record Certificate page.

The Criminal Record Certificate page is available at the following locations:

This application needs to be submitted to the Central Office of Citizen Services at the Ministry of Justice. Their complete address is:

Central Office of Citizen Services, Ministry of Justice
Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, 3
28012, Madrid
Spain

Citizens of Spain: You can also apply for a digital certificate on the Ministry of Justice website, however these must be legalized to be considered valid in Canada.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Citizens of Spain: original valid National Identification Card (DNI)
  • Non-citizens: original valid Residency Card, passport, with a valid visa where applicable, or EU identification document

If applying through a representative, you must provide the following:

  • Citizens of Spain: original or certified true photocopy of a valid National Identification Card
  • Non-citizens: original or certified true photocopy of a valid Residency Card, passport, with a valid where applicable, or EU identification document or equivalent
  • Al applicants: original or certified true photocopy of the document that provides proof of representation by any means deemed valid under the law that provides a reliable record of same (public document authorized by a notary, private document with signatures authorized by a notary or private document, granted when the interested party appears in person before a public employee who will record this incident using a legal measure)
  • All applicants: pay applicable fees (Please refer to the Justice website for detailed instructions)

NOTE

Special care should be taken that the correct amount of the fee is paid, as the financial entity is not able to refund mistaken amounts paid; requests for reimbursement will require that the interested party initiates a procedure for the refund of undue payment.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at the main police headquarters in Colombo. In the section of the application form dealing with the period covered by the police clearance, you should request “other” and specify “since birth”. Police certificates are available to women who have married a non-national.

Police Headquarters Colombo – 01, Tel: +(94-11)-242 1111, ext. 437

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply at the nearest Sri Lankan Embassy/Consulate.

If not, you should send the application with applicable fees under a registered cover to the following address:

Inspector General of Police
Police Headquarters, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka

Nationals of Sri Lanka living in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu can obtain a police certificate at the following address for the time they lived in Sri Lanka:

Consulate of Sri Lanka
9-D Nawab Habibullah Avenue
Anderson Road
Chennai 600 006

In all cases, you will need to provide the following:

  • applicable fees
  • application form
  • two copies of the NIC (National Identification Card)
  • copy of passport
  • a self-addressed envelope with stamps to the return value for the applicant

NOTE

Translation of the certificate is not necessary.

For women, searches are done based on NIC regardless if married or not.

Police Headquarters will check with the following Departments before the Police Clearance Certificate is issued:

  • Criminal Investigation Dept. (CID)
  • Terrorism Investigation Dept. (TID)
  • State Intelligence Service

Every Sri Lankan is issued a NIC at the age of 16 yrs.

The Visa Office also does a verification of the Police Clearance Certificate once it has been received.

For more information, consult the following website or contact the police: Sri Lanka Police Service (general information)

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

They are available from the Chief of Police in Jamestown.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your criminal record information will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with the following:

  • valid photo identification
  • any change-of-name documents
  • addresses in St. Kitts and Nevis
  • applicable fees

Address:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
Basseterre, St. Kitts

Tel: 869-465-2641

Non-Resident Requests

You can either apply in person, by mail, or have someone apply for you. Apply at the above address, with the following:

  • any change-of-name documents
  • previous addresses in St. Kitts and Nevis
  • a set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • a certified photograph
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your criminal record information will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with your photo identification, two passport-size photos and the required fees at the following address:

Police Headquarters
Castries, St. Lucia

Tel: 758-456-3744

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply in person or by mail or have someone else apply for you. Apply to the Police Commissioner at the address above with the following:

  • a completed application form
  • a set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • residency details
  • two passport-size photos
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. After your request has been submitted, your criminal record information will be sent directly to the Canadian visa office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad by the Police Commissioner.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with your photo identification, two passport-size photos and the required fees at the following address:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
Kingstown, St. Vincent

Tel: 784-456-1810

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply in person, by mail, or have someone else apply on your behalf. The clearance will be mailed directly to you. Apply to the Police Commissioner with the following:

  • fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • two passport-size photos
  • the applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct, issued by the Person’s Identification Department in the Sudanese Ministry of Interior. This certificate is a pink form with the fingerprints recorded on the back. You will need to provide your passport, a passport-size photograph and payment of the required fees.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct (Bewijs van Goedgedrag) at the local district commissioner’s office. You will need to provide the following:

  • two passport-size photographs
  • a certificate of the Registrar’s Office (Burgerlikje Stand)
  • the applicable fees

Police certificates are also available from the police headquarters in Paramaribo.

Tel: 597-473-111 or 597-474-342

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at a Surinamese embassy or consulate.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You will need to apply in person at your local police office and provide your full personal details and a set of fingerprints certified by the local police. For more information, you may contact:

Commissioner of Police
P.O. Box 49
Mbabane, Swaziland

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may apply for an extract from the criminal records registry by writing to the Rikspolisstyrelsen. You can find application forms and instructions at www.polisen.se.

RIKSPOLISSTYRELSEN
Utlandsutdrag/BRUD
981 81 Kiruna
Sweden

Tel: 46 (0) 10 - 56 33501

Fax: 46 (0) 10 - 56 35334

E-mail: brud.rps@polisen.se

Website: www.polisen.se

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Note that this certificate covers both Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

How and where do I get one?

In order to obtain an Extract from Central Police Records/Gesuch um Auszug aus dem Zentralstrafregister, you will need to apply online or by mail to Schweizerisches Strafregister and provide a completed application form along with the original or a copy of an official piece of identification and the applicable fees (payable to the Compte de chèques postaux 30-4068-2 at the Bureau Central Suisse de Police in Berne or by credit card if online).

Federal Department of Justice
Bundesrain 20
3003 Berne
Scweiz/Suisse/Svizzera

Tel: +41 31 325 01 98

For further information and the online application, you may consult the Federal Department of Justice website.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, if you are 18 or older you must provide a police certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Syrian residents must present their identification card or resident permit and pay the required fees (55 Syrian pounds) to the Ministry of the Interior, Interior Services Forces, Directorate of Criminal Security Department, Criminal Records Branch, Judicial Records Division.

Non-Syrian residents must apply with proof of civil status to the Minister of Interior, Internal Security Forces, Criminal Security Administration, in the Syrian city in which they permanent reside.

Non-Resident Requests

Apply through Syrian embassies abroad.

NOTE

Fees are subject to change.

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

You may submit your application to the Taipei City Police Department online, in person, through mail, or by fax. You may consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including the required documentation and appropriate fees.

You will need to provide:

  • an application form (available on the Taipei City Police Department website)
  • Republic of China (ROC) Citizens: the original and one copy of ID card or the original household certificate or the transcript of household registration issued within past one month. If the English version is needed, please present one copy of passport (including the page with English name)
  • Non-citizens: the original and one copy of passport, the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) (if they are/were ARC holders) or other documents for verification

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Note that the police certificate must indicate all names you have used while in Tajikistan. Only original police certificates will be accepted by the Embassy. Print-outs of online search results and electronic certificates will not be accepted.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at your local police station. Your police certificate needs to be issued by the Information Centre of the Ministry of Interior in Dushanbe or by an Information Centre of your region: either Sogdyiskaya, Khatlonskaya or Gorno-Badakhshanskaya. You may also give a representative power of attorney to apply on your behalf.

You will need to provide the following:

  • application form
  • valid passport
  • power of attorney (if you are applying on someone’s behalf)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Tajikistan nearest to you.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person to the Officer-in-Charge, Forensic Bureau located at:

Officer-in-Charge
Criminal Investigation Department
Forensic Bureau
P.O. Box 9094
Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania

Tel: 255 22 2110006

You must allow your fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded on a prescribed form.

Citizens of Tanzania: You will need to provide the following

  • your passport or national identity card
  • a written request explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: You will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your bio data page from your passport
  • certified copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Tanzania
  • a written request explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply by sending your documents to the Officer-in-Charge, Forensic Bureau (see Local Requests for address).

Citizens of Tanzania: you will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your bio data page from your passport
  • a complete set of certified fingerprints from a police station in your country of residence
  • a written request explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • details of the place you last resided while in Tanzania by indicating name of district, name of town, street name (if available) and house number
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your bio data page from your passport
  • certified copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Tanzania
  • a written request explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • a complete set of certified fingerprints from a police station in your country of residence
  • applicable fees

NOTE

Police records for Zanzibar are separately maintained and must be requested from the following address:

Officer-in-Charge
Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 237
Zanzibar
Tanzania

For Zanzibar, applicable fees and application requirements are identical to those for Mainland Tanzania above.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at the Special Branch of the Royal Thai Police (please see below).

Citizens of Thailand: you will need to submit the original and one self-certified copy of each of the following

  • passport
  • national identification card
  • household registration
  • marriage, divorce and name change certificates
  • military record (if applicable)

You will also need to submit a copy of the request for police certificate issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (if any), two recent passport-size photographs (2.5 cm × 5 cm in height), and the applicable fees.

Non-citizens: you should submit the original and one self-certified copy of each of the following

  • passport
  • marriage, divorce, and name change certificates
  • military record (if applicable)

You will also need to submit a copy of the request for police certificate issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (if any), two recent passport-size photographs (2.5 cm × 5 cm in height), two sets of original fingerprints (must be taken by the local police, the Royal Thai Embassy or the Consulate in your country of residence and must bear the official seal and be signed by the person taking the fingerprints), and the applicable fees.

Building 24, Royal Thai Police (available in Thai only) 
Rama I, Pathumwan
Bangkok, Thailand 10330

Tel: 66-2205-2168, 66-2205-2169

Fax: 66-2205-1295

E-mail: psccenter@royalthaipolice.go.th

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to apply at the Special Branch of the Royal Thai Police (see Local Requests for address). You will need to provide the same documents as outlined in the Local Requests section. In addition, you will need to provide a pre-paid registered self-addressed envelope.

Citizens of Thailand: you will also need to provide two sets of original fingerprints (must be taken by the local police, the Royal Thai Embassy or the Consulate in your country of residence and must bear the official seal and be signed by the person taking the fingerprints).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

The relevant document is called a ‘Certificado De Registo Criminal’ (Criminal Registry Certificate). You will need to apply to the office of Civil Registrations:

Direcção Nacional dos Registos e do Notariado Registo Criminal (Criminal Registry)
Ministerio da Justiça (Ministry of Justice)
Dili, East Timor

You will need to provide one passport-size photo, ‘Declaro do Domicilio’ signed by Chief of Village or Sub District Administrator; Passport and National Timor Leste ID card (for citizens), and a letter from employer/mission.

NOTE

You will need to apply in person, or provide a proxy, ‘procuração’, for a third party to attend in person on your behalf.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Citizens of Togo should send requests for prison records to the bailiff (Chef Greffier) of the tribunal of their birthplace or the office that has jurisdiction over their birthplace. The document is called the “Extrait du casier judiciaire.”

Foreigners living in Togo must address their request to the “Cour d’appel de Lomé” and the document is called the “Attestation de Non Condamnation.”

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Citizens of Tonga: you should apply in person or by mail at your local police station or contact the Officer in Charge of Criminal Record located at:

Officer in Charge of Criminal Record
Central Police Station
P.O. Box 8
Nuku’alofa
Tonga

Tel: (676) 22-790

Non-citizens: application is to be done by mail.

Non-Resident Requests

Application is to be done by mail (see Local Requests for address). You must provide fingerprints from your nearest police station.

All

You will need to provide the following:

  • original copy of identity documents (birth certificate or passport - copies must be certified as a true copy)
  • proof of residence
  • marriage certificate must be provided if your maiden name is different from your married name
  • applicable fees

Visa applicants who submit a Tonga police certificate issued in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2013 will be asked to also provide a ‘full disclosure’ Tonga police certificate which lists all previous convictions regardless of any convictions deemed spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2013.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person with valid photo identification at:

Police Administration Building
Edward and Sackville Streets
Port-of-Spain

Tel: 868-627-4140

Non-Resident Requests

Complete an application form and provide the following:

  • a set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • a Trinidad and Tobago identification card or passport
  • the applicable fees

You may obtain an application from the Trinidad and Tobago embassies or consulates or it can be downloaded at http://ttcgtoronto.gov.tt/.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, however certificates are not available to those who do not reside in Tunisia unless they were born there.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to obtain a Bulletin no. 3 from the local police station. Bring your national identity card or document (the original and a copy), your birth certificate and the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Tunisian embassy or consulate. Bring your national identity card or document (the original and a copy), your birth certificate and the applicable fees.

The request forms are available in Arabic (PDF, 66 KB) and in French (PDF, 447 KB).

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to apply for a police certificate from the General Prosecutor’s office. They have branches located in each city. You must present your birth certificate or passport, if you are a foreign resident, as well as the applicable fees. The police certificate needs to include the results of a search of “archived” records.

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply at your nearest Turkish Embassy or mail a request to the Turkish Republic Ministry of Justice General Directory of Criminal Records Central Office in Ankara:

Turkiye Cumhuriyeti
Adalet Bakanligi
Adli Sicil Genel Mudurlugu
Tuna Caddesi No. 10
Ankara

You must present your birth certificate or passport, if you are a foreign resident, as well as the applicable fees. The police certificate needs to include the results of a search of “archived” records.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You must apply at one of these organizations with a valid passport and the applicable fees:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 744000, Magtymguly Avenue, 83, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan.
  • Ministry of Interior: 744000, Magtymguly Street, 85, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Turkmenistan Embassy with a copy of the your passport, the applicable fees, and the details on when and where you lived before in Turkmenistan.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at your local police station.

Non-Resident Requests

Write directly to the Police Headquarters at:

Old Airport Road
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands
BWI

Tel: 649-946-2371

Fax: 649-946-2099

You will need to provide the following:

  • a photocopy of the photo page of your passport that was used when you lived in Turks and Caicos
  • photocopy of your passport pages that have Turks and Caicos immigration stamps, including entry stamps as evidence that you were living in the Turks and Caicos
  • proof of residence in Turks and Caicos (work permit, resident status or citizenship)
  • stamp and processing fees

NOTE

Please refer to the Government of Turks & Caicos: Get a Police Certificate webpage for additional information.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply in person or by mail to the Office of the Commissioner of Police at:

Tuvalu Police Force
Private Mail Bag
Vaiaku
Funafuti

Tel: (+688) 20726

Fax: (+688) 20149

E-mail: police@tuvalu.tv

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Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person to the National Central Bureau of Interpol, Kampala at:

International Criminal Police Organisation
National Central Bureau of Interpol
Plot 12 Mabua Road Kololo
P.O. Box 34203
Kampala

Tel: +256-414-500698

Fax: +256-414-500696

E-mail: Interpol@upf.go.ug

You must allow for your fingerprints to be taken.

Citizens of Uganda: you will need to provide the following

  • a copy of your identity document
  • two recent passport size photographs (in colour)
  • a letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your passport bio-data page
  • two recent passport size photographs (in colour)
  • a letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • certified copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Uganda
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply at your nearest Embassy/High Commission of Uganda or through a representative, relative or friend. You need to provide certified original fingerprints taken at a police station in your current place of residence.

Citizens of Uganda: you will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your identity document
  • two recent passport size photographs (in colour)
  • a letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • a certified copy of your passport bio-data page
  • two recent passport size photographs (in colour)
  • a letter of introduction explaining why the police certificate is being requested
  • certified copies of visa/permits showing the period of legal residence in Uganda
  • a letter from your employer if you are a foreign national who lived in Uganda. The letter should advise who you are, what type of work you did and where you lived in Uganda
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You may obtain a police certificate in person, or by providing notarized authorization to a representative to apply on your behalf, from your local police station (Rayonne Viddilennya) in the region of your residence permit (Propyska). All Ukraine residents may also obtain a police certificate at the centralized office in Kyiv at:

10 Bogomoltsya Street,
Kyiv,

Tel: +38044-256-1460

Website: http://www.mvs.gov.ua/mvs/control/mai0n/uk/publish/article/544651

You will need to provide the original and a copy of your passport as well as the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply in person at your nearest Embassy of Ukraine. Alternatively, you can provide a notarized authorization (Doruchennya) to a representative who will apply to the regional militia office or centralized office in Kyiv (see Local Requests for address) on your behalf. Foreign nationals who no longer reside in Ukraine should inquire about procedures and applicable fees at the nearest Ukrainian embassy or consular office.

You will need to provide the original and a copy of your passport as well as the applicable fees.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You will need to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (issued by Emirates) or a Criminal Clearance Certificate (national) or a Good Conduct Certificate. Please note that one police certificate from any emirate in the UAE is sufficient.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person, or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate. Alternatively, you can apply online. You will need to present the following documents:

  • your Emirates ID card
  • one (4x6cm) photographs
  • applicable fees

List of police departments:

Abu Dhabi
General Police Directorate
Criminal Investigation Section
P.O. Box, 253 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 971-2- 4461461

Dubai
Police Clearance Certificate
Criminal Investigation Department
Dubai Police General Headquarters
P.O. Box 1493, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-6096412/6096841
Email: certificate@dubaipolice.gov.ae

Fujairah
Fujairah Police Department
P.O. Box 5
Fujairah, UAE
Tel: 971-9-222-4411

Ras Al Kheimah
Ras Al Kheimah Police
P.O. Box 54
Ras Al Kheimah, UAE
Tel: 971-7-235-6666

Sharjah
Sharjah Police
P.O. Box 29
Sharjah, UAE
Tel: 971-6-563-3333

Umm AL Quwain
Umm Al Quwain Police Department
P.O. Box 23
Umm Al Quwain, UAE
Tel: 971-6-765-6662

Ajman
Ajman Police Department
P.O. Box 4
Ajman, UAE
Tel: 971-6-740-9999

Non-Resident Requests

You can apply in person if you are back in the UAE OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in the UAE, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the police department in your emirate (see Local Requests for addresses). You can also apply by express mail to the police department in your emirate. Alternatively, you can apply at the nearest UAE Embassy.

Citizens of the UAE: you or your representative will need to provide the following

  • a set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in the country where you currently reside
  • a copy of your passport and Emirates ID card
  • one (4x6 cm) photograph
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you or your representative will need to provide the following

  • a set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in the country where you currently live
  • a copy of your valid passport
  • a copy of your former Emirates ID card
  • a copy of your former residence visa
  • two (4x6 cm) photographs
  • applicable fees

If you live in Canada: Please visit the UAE Embassy’s website for more detailed instructions.

If you live in the Philippines: Please visit the UAE Embassy in Manila’s website for more detailed instructions.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Detailed and up-to-date instructions are available at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Criminal Records Office (ACRO).

If your police certificate states “No Live Trace”, you will have to provide documentary evidence of your “stepped down” convictions (i.e. the convictions not showing on your Police Certificate). This information can be found by contacting ACRO directly.

Once completed, your police certificate will be mailed directly to you.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. You should provide a FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) certificate with fingerprints. All police certificates must be originals. Photocopies will not be accepted.

How and where do I get one?

You can download the application form from the FBI website or send a request by mail.

You must fill out the applicant information form and obtain a set of your fingerprints.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada does not accept FBI police certificates issued by FBI-approved third party private companies. Only police certificates issued directly by the FBI will be accepted.

Please mail your completed fingerprints card along with a certified cheque or money order for the applicable processing fees, payable to the U.S. Treasury.

The FBI will send you a letter with the results of your record check. That letter will be your police certificate. You should send the letter and any attached documents to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada office processing your file.

FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services Division- Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306
U.S.A.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. Note that only certificates issued by the National Technical Police Direction are accepted. Certificates issued by any other federal/provincial government offices are not accepted.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You will need to get a Certificado de Habilitación Policial by applying to the Dirección Nacional de Policía Técnica. Your application needs to be accompanied by a valid Cédula de Identidad, a passport and the appropriate fees. Fingerprints are taken upon receipt of the application.

For more information, visit the Tramites website.

Non-Resident Requests

You will need to have a representative in Uruguay complete the process for you. First, you will need to pay the appropriate fees and have fingerprints taken by the local consular office of the Uruguay embassy or consulate and name somebody to represent you in Uruguay. You should then send the application and fingerprints authorized by the embassy or consulate to your named representative, so that they may apply at the Dirección Nacional de Policía Técnica.

You, or your representative, will need to provide the following:

  • Cedula de Identidad document
  • your passport
  • applicable fees

For more information, visit the Tramites website, or contact the Ministerio del Interior by phone: 00598 - 21523300 to 3303 or email certificacionesdnpt@adinet.com.uy.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes. The certificate needs to show all names you have used while in Uzbekistan. Only original police certificates will be accepted by the Embassy. You may not submit print-outs of online search results.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply at your local police station. Your police certificate must be issued by the Information Centre of Ministry of Internal Affairs located at:

1 Radzhabi Street
Tashkent 700029

You may also give a representative power of attorney to apply on your behalf.

You, or your representative, will need to provide the following:

  • application form
  • valid passport
  • power of attorney (if you are applying on someone’s behalf)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Uzbekistan nearest you.

You will need to provide the following:

  • application form
  • valid passport
  • power of attorney (if you are applying on someone’s behalf)
  • applicable fees

V

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Apply to:

Commissioner of Police
P.O. Box 226
Port Vila, Vanuatu

See Italy.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You can apply for your certificate online at the Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Interiores (available in Spanish only), Justicia y Paz, “Servicios a la Ciudadanía”, “Certificaciones para trámites internacionales”.

Follow the instructions for getting into the system (available in Spanish only). You must have your Identify Card (cédula) number to complete the process.

You will need to provide the following:

  • reason for request. Since police certificates can only be issued from a public authority, you must mention that it is requested by the Canadian Embassy
  • photocopy of your Identity Card (cédula)
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Please contact your nearest Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate. You will need your Identify Card (cédula) number to complete the process.

You will need to provide the following:

  • reason for request. Since police certificates can only be issued from a public authority, you must mention that it is requested by the Canadian Embassy
  • photocopy of your Identity Card (cédula)
  • applicable fees

NOTE

For more information, please visit the Ministerio del Poder website (available in Spanish only).

Venezuelan government limits the number of requests for “Certificades de Antecedentes Penales” for foreign purposes. Access to the system starts Monday – Friday at 8am and is available until the daily quota is met.

Is a police certificate required?

Yes . You will need to provide a Judicial Certificate #2 or a Criminal Record Certificate #2 (Phieu Ly Lich Tu Phap So 2).

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You should apply in person at your nearest municipal or provincial Justice Department (So Tu Phap) where you live permanently. If your place of permanent or temporary residence is unidentifiable, you should apply in person to the National Center for Judicial Records (Trung Tam Ly Lich Tu Phap Quoc Gia).

Attentioned non-citizens: according to the Circular No.07/TTLT-BTP-BCA of Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Public Security dated 08/02/1999, foreigners are entitled to obtain information about themselves while residing in Vietnam.

You will need to provide the following:

  • a declaration requesting the issuance of judicial record (To khai yeu cau cap phieu ly lich tu phap) (Form 03/2013/TT-LLTP available on the Ministry of Justice website)
  • the original and a copy of:
  • your identity card or passport
  • your household registration book or your certificate of temporary or permanent residence
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

Citizens of Vietnam: you must apply in person to the municipal or provincial Justice Department (So Tu Phap) where you resided before you left Vietnam. In accordance to the Law on Judicial Records, you may not authorize others to apply on your behalf.

Non-citizens: you should apply in person at the National Center for Judicial Records (Trung Tam Ly Lich Tu Phap Quoc Gia). In accordance to the Law on Judicial Records, you may not authorize others to apply on your behalf.

Both: You will need to provide the following

  • a declaration requesting the issuance of judicial record (To khai yeu cau cap phieu ly lich tu phap) (Form 03/2013/TT-LLTP available on the Ministry of Justice website)
  • the original and a copy of:
  • your identity card or passport
  • your household registration book or your certificate of temporary or permanent residence
  • applicable fees

NOTE

In your declaration, Form03/2013/TT-LLTP, you should state the reason why you are applying for a judicial record (i.e. Immigration purposes).

You have to collect the certificate in person.

The judicial record is granted in Vietnamese. If you want an English translation, you may make a request when you receive your Vietnamese judicial record.

For more information on the Law on Judicial Records (Luat Ly Lich Tu Phap), please visit the Ministry of Justice website. You can also visit the Ministry of Justice website in Vietnamese.

W

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

If you are a French citizen born in Wallis and Futuna, you should apply in person or by mail for a Bulletin no. 3 with proof of identity and the applicable fees. Your application should be sent to:

Tribunal de première instance
B.P. 12
MATA UTU

Tel: 00 681 72 27 15

Non-Resident Requests

If you are not a French citizen, or a French citizen born outside of Wallis and Futuna, you should apply by mail for a Bulletin no. 3 with proof of identity and the applicable fees at:

Casier Judiciaire National
107 Rue du Landreau
44079 Nantes Cedex 01
France

Further information can be found on the Ministry of Justice website (available in French only).

Y

Is a police certificate required?

Yes, but only after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate that you must bring with you when applying for a Police Certificate.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply in person at the following address:

Office of the Deputy General Director
General Directorate of Criminal Investigations
Ministry of Interior
Sana’a, Yemen

Tel: 009671-310327/28

Location: Zahban area, beside Electricity Powerplant

Citizens of Yemen: you will need to provide the following

  • a completed police clearance request form
  • two photographs (4x6 cm) with a white background
  • a copy of your valid ID card/passport
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • the letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Criminal Status Sheet
  • a completed police clearance request form
  • two photographs (4x6 cm) with a white background
  • a copy of your valid passport
  • a copy of your valid residence visa for Yemen
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You may either return to Yemen and apply in person, or ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Yemen, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the Office of the Deputy General Director (see Local Requests for address).

Citizens of Yemen: you will need to provide the following

  • a completed police clearance request form
  • two photographs (4x6 cm) with a white background
  • a copy of your valid ID card/passport
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • the letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Criminal Status Sheet
  • a completed police clearance request form
  • two photographs (4x6 cm) with a white background
  • a copy of your valid passport
  • a copy of all former residence visas for Yemen
  • applicable fees

See Republic of Serbia or Montenegro.

Z

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate in person at your local police station or Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters-Lusaka located at:

The Deputy Commissioner of Police
Zambia Police Headquarters
Criminal Investigation Department
P.O. Box 50104
Ridgeway, Lusaka, Zambia

Citizens of Zambia: you will need to provide the following

  • identity card or passport
  • must allow your fingerprints to be taken on a standard fingerprint form
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • your original passport and copies
  • certified copies of visa/permits showing proof of legal residence in Zambia
  • must allow your fingerprints to be taken on a standard fingerprint form
  • applicable fees

Non-Resident Requests

You should apply to the CID Headquarters-Lusaka (see Local Requests for address).

Citizens of Zambia: you will need to provide the following

  • copy of your passport
  • a set of fingerprints taken on a standard finger print form at any police station in your area of residence
  • a pre-paid DHL envelope for them to return the police certificate to you
  • applicable fees

Non-citizens: you will need to provide the following

  • copy of your passport
  • copies of visa/permits showing proof of legal residence in Zambia
  • a set of fingerprints taken on a standard finger print form at any police station in your area of residence
  • two photographs
  • dates and addresses of all places of residence while you were in Zambia
  • a pre-paid DHL envelope for them to return the police certificate to you
  • applicable fees

Is a police certificate required?

Yes.

How and where do I get one?

Local Requests

You may apply for your police certificate at:

Criminal Records Office
Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters
P.O. Box CY 683
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe

Non-Resident Requests

Apply at the nearest Zimbabwean embassy or consulate.

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