Certain Canadian Immigration Visa Offices require applicants to obtain Police Clearance Certificates from each State in the U.S.A. where they have resided.

The following list summarizes the contact information or other procedures for obtaining State Police Clearance Certificates for the U.S.A. Please note that you will most likely also require an FBI Clearance.

A

Contact information:
Alabama Department of Public Safety
State Bureau of Investigations
P.O. Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36102
Tel: 334-353-1100

Contact information:
The Department of Public Safety
Records and Identification
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK, 99507
Tel: 907-269-5511
Website: www.dps.state.ak.us/Statewide/background/
Email: dps.criminal.records@alaska.gov
FEE: $35.00

Contact information:
Arizona Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 6638
Phoenix, AZ, 85005-6638
Tel: 602-223-2222
Fax: 602-223-2983
Website: www.azdps.gov/Services/Records/Criminal_History_Records/

Contact information:
The Arkansas State Police
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Attention: I.D. Bureau
Little Rock, AR, 72209
Tel: 501-618-8500
Website: www.asp.state.ar.us/criminal/faqs.html
Email: info@asp.state.ar.us
FEE: $25.00

C

Contact information:
The California Department of Justice
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
Attention: Visa-Immigration
P.O. Box 903387
Sacramento, CA, 94203-3870
Tel: 916-227-6970 OR 916-227-6081
Website: ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/forms/visa_immigration_clearance.pdf
FEE: $32.00

Contact information:
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation
690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000
Lakewood, CO, 80215
Tel: 303-239-4201 or 303-239-4208
Website: www.cbi.state.co.us/id/gen_info.cfm

Contact information:
The State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety
State Police Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT, 06475-2389
Tel: 860-685-8480
Fax: 860-685-8361
Webiste: www.ct.gov/dps/lib/dps/reports_and_records/dps-0846-C.pdf
FEE: $50.00

D

Contact information:
The Delaware State Police
655 South Bay Road, Suite 1B
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: 302-739-5871
Website: www.dsp.delaware.gov/state_bureau_of_identification.shtml
FEE: $52.50

Contact information:The Metropolitan Police Department
Henry J. Daly Building
MPDC Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue N.W., Room 1075
Washington, DC, 20001
Tel: 202-727-4245
Website: www.mpdc.dc.gov/node/187552
FEE: $7.00

F

Contact information:The Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Attention: Criminal History Services Section
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
Tel: 850-410-8109
Website: www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/2952da22-ba08-4dfc-9e45-2d7932a803ea/Obtaining-Criminal-History-Information.aspx
Email: backgrounds@fdle.state.fl.us
FEE: $24.00

G

Contact information:
Georgia Crime Information Center
CCH/Identification Services
P.O. Box 370808
Decatur, GA 30037-0808
Tel: 404-244-2639
Fax: 404-270-8417
Website: www.gbi.georgia.gov/00/channel_modifieddate/0,2096,67862954_67866875,00.html
Email: gacriminalhistory@gbi.state.ga.us
FEE: $15.00

H

Contact information:
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Kekuanaoa Building, Room 102
465 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: 808-587-3100 OR 808-587-3279
Website: www.hawaii.gov/ag/hcjdc
Email: www.ag.hawaii.gov/hcjdc/contact-hcjdc/

I

Contact information:
The Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Identification Bureau
700 South Stratford Drive, Suite 120
Meridian, ID 83642
Tel: 208-884-7130
Website: www.isp.idaho.gov/BCI/index.html
FEE: $25.00

Contact information:The Illinois State Police
260 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60431-1060
Tel: 815-740-5160
Website: www.isp.state.il.us/crimhistory/chri.cfm
FEE:$20.00

Contact information:
The Indiana State Police
Criminal History Limited Check
P.O. Box 6188
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6188
Tel: 317-233-5424
Website: www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/isp-lch/

Contact information:
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
Support Operations Bureau
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0041
Tel: 515-725-6066
Website: www.iowacriminalhistory.iowa.gov/default.aspx
Email: cchinfo@dps.state.ia.us

K

Contact information:
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Attention: Records
1620 South West Tyler Street
Topeka, KS 66612
Tel: 785-296-2454 OR 785-296-8200
Website: www.kansas.gov/kbi/criminalhistory/
Email: Record_Check@kbi.state.ks.us
FEE: $20.00

Contact information:
The Department of State Police Records
1266 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Tel: 502-782-9781
Website: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/background_check_forms.html
FEE: $20.00

L

Contact information:
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
P.O. Box 66614, #A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
Tel: 225-925-6095
Website: www.ibc.dps.louisiana.gov/

M

Contact information:
The State Bureau of Identification
State House Station #42
Augusta, ME 04333-0042
Tel: 207-624-7240
Website: www.maine.gov/dps/Sbi/chri.html
FEE: $31.00

Contact information:
The State of Maryland
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
CJIS-CR P.O. Box 32708
Pikesville, Maryland, 21282-2708
Tel: 410-764-4501 OR 1-888-795-0011
Fax: 410-653-6320
Website: www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/bgchecks.shtml

Contact information:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Public Safety Criminal History Systems Board Criminal Justice Information System
200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200
Chelsea, MA, 02150
Tel: 617-660-4600
Fax: 617-660-4613
Website: www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/bkgd-check/cori/

Contact information:The Michigan State Police Headquarters
333 South Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909-0634
Tel: 517-332-2521

Contact information:
The Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
1430 Maryland Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Tel: 651-793-7000
Fax: 651-793-7001
Website: www.bca.state.mn.us/CJIS/Documents/Page-15-01.html

Contact information:
Criminal Information Centre
Special Processing Unit
3891 Highway 468 West
Pearl, MS 39208
Tel: 601-933-2600
Fax: 601-933-2676
Website: www.dps.state.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/National-Instant-Criminal-Background-Check-System-Entry-Form.pdf

Contact information:
The Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Records & Identification Division
P.O. Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: 573-526-6153
Website: www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CRID/crimRecChk.html
FEE: $20.00

Contact information:
The Montana Department of Justice
Montana Criminal Records
P.O. Box 201403
Helena, MT 59620-1403
Tel: 406-444-3625
Fax: 406-444-0689
Website: www.dojmt.gov/enforcement/background-checks/
Email: dojcriss@mt.gov

N

Contact information:
The Nebraska State Patrol
Criminal Identification Division
Box 94907
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4907
Tel: 402-471-4545
Website: www.statepatrol.nebraska.gov/criminalhistoryreports.aspx
FEE: $15.00

Contact information:
Department of Public Safety
Records Bureau
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0900
Tel: 775-684-6262

Contact information:
The New Hampshire Department of Safety
Division of State Police
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Tel: 603-223-3867
Website: www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/crimrecords/index.html#criminal
Email: SPHeadquarters@dos.nh.gov
FEE: $25.00

Contact information:
Department of Law and Public Safety
Division of State Police
Attention: CIU
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ, 08628-0068
Tel: 609-882-2000 ext. 2918
Website: www.njsp.org/about/serv_chrc.html#icbc
FEE: $40.70

Contact information:
The Department of Public Safety
Records Section
P.O. Box 1628
4491 Cerrillos Road
Sante Fe, NM 87507
Tel: 505-827-9181
Website: www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/criminal-history-records/

Contact information:
The New York State
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan Street
Albany, New York 12210
Tel: 518-457-5837
Website: www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ojis/recordreview.htm
Email: InfoDCJS@dcjs.ny.gov
FEE: $50.00

Contact information:
Criminal Information and Identification Section
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
3320 Old Garner Road
P.O. Box 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626-0500
Tel: 919-662-4509 Ext. 6266
Fax: 919-661-5977
Website: www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GoToCourt/Default.asp?topic=1
FEE: $14.00

Contact information:
Criminal Records Section
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
4205 State Street, P.O. Box 1054
Bismark, ND 58502-1054
Tel: 701-328-5500
Website: www.ag.nd.gov/BCI/CHR/NDCHRRequest.html
FEE: $15.00

O

Contact information:
The State of Ohio
Office of the Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
1560 State Route 56 SW
P.O. Box 365
London, OH, 43140
Tel: 740-845-2000 or 1-855-224-6446 (toll-free)
Website: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Bureau-of-Criminal-Investigation.aspx
Email: BCI@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

Contact information:
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Criminal History Information
6600 North Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Tel: 405-848-6724
Website: www.ok.gov/osbi/Criminal_History/
FEE: $19.00

Contact information:
CJIS Division
Oregon State Police
Unit 11
P.O. Box 4395
Portland, OR, 97208-4395
Tel: 503-378-3070
Website: www.oregon.gov/OSP/ID/pages/index.aspx
FEE: $33.00

P

Contact information:
The Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA, 17110-9758
Tel: 1-888-783-7972
Website: www.epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Fee: $10.00

R

Contact information:
State of Rhode Island
Office of the Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Identification
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI, 02903
Tel: 401-274-4400
Website: www.riag.ri.gov/BCI/index.php#
FEE: $5.00

S

Contact information:
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
SLED Records
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC, 29221
Tel: 803-737-9000
Website: www.sled.sc.gov/ Click on “Criminal Records Check”

Contact information:
Office of Attorney General
The Division of Criminal Investigation
1302 E. Highway 14
Suite 5
Pierre, SD 57501-8505
Tel: 605-773-3331
Fax: 605-773-4629
Website: www.dci.sd.gov/
Email: atghelp@state.sd.us

T

Contact information:
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Headquarters
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216
Tel: 615-744-4000
Website:www.tbi.state.tn.us/

Contact information:
The Texas Department of Public Safety
Attention: Crime Records Divsion
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX, 78773-0001
Tel: 512-424-2000 OR 1-855-481-7070
Website: www.records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/CriminalHistory/

U

Contact information:
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
P.O. Box 148280
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Tel: 801-965-4445
Website: www.bci.utah.gov/

V

Contact information:
Criminal Record Check Section
Vermont Criminal Information Center
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT, 05671-2101
Tel: 802-241-5237 OR 802-241-5157 (Tina Healy - Record Check Coordinator)
Website: http://vcic.vermont.gov/ch-information/record-checks
Email: Tina.Healy@state.vt.us
FEE: $30.00

Contact information:
Department of State
P.O. Box 85076
Richmond, VA 23261-5076
Tel: 804-674-2000
Fax: 804-674-2936
Website: www.vsp.state.va.us/CJIS_Criminal_Record_Check.shtm
Email: background_checks@vsp.virginia.gov

W

Contact information:
The Washington State Patrol
Identification and Criminal History Section
P.O. Box 42633
Olympia, WA, 98504-2633
Tel: 360-534-2000
Website: www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/crimhist.htm#info

Contact information:
The West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV, 25309
Tel: 304-746-2170
Fax: 304-746-2402
Website: www.wvsp.gov/Criminal%20Records/Pages/default.aspx

Contact information:
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Crime Information Bureau
Record Check Unit
P.O. Box 2688
Madison, WI, 53701-2688
Tel: 608-266-7314
Website: www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/background-check-criminal-history-information OR www.wi-recordcheck.org/
FEE: $12.00

Contact information:
The State of Wyoming
Division of Criminal Investigation
Combined Laboratories Building
208 South College Drive
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
Tel: 307-777-7181 OR 307-777-7252
Website: www.wyomingdci.wyo.gov/

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