Police Clearances Outside Canada

This information is taken from the Canadian Government’s site: www.cic.gc.ca

Afghanistan

If you live in Pakistan

Apply at the nearest Afghan Embassy or Consulate by sending a letter of explanation indicating why you need a police clearance certificate. There is no specific form to be completed. Once your request is processed, you will be issued a clearance letter from the Afghan Embassy or Consulate which should be submitted to the Canadian visa office in Islamabad.

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

If you live outside Afghanistan (except Pakistan)

You will need to apply to the nearest Afghan Embassy or Consulate and write a letter requesting a police clearance certificate. There is no specific form to be completed. You will be issued a letter from the Afghan Embassy or Consulate, which should be submitted to the Canadian office processing your application.

Please contact the nearest office of the Afghan Embassy/Consulate for further assistance if required.

Contact Information for the Afghan Embassy and Consulate in Canada:

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa
240 Argyle Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1B9
Telephone: 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

Albania
Applicants should apply for a Deshimi at the local Office of Juridical State or at:

Zyra e Gjendjes Gjyqësore
Buleavardi “Zogu I”

Tirana, Albania

Algeria

Local Requests
Applicants should apply for a Bulletin no. 3 from the local police station with their birth certificate and national identity card, and pay the applicable fees.

Non-Citizens
Non-citizens should address their request, including a copy of their birth certificate, residence permit and applicable fees, to:

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

Non-Resident Requests
Algerians should apply at the nearest Algerian embassy or consulate, which will forward the request to the Ministère de la Justice, Service des casiers judiciaires. Family members residing in Algeria may request a police certificate on behalf of a non-resident citizen from the appropriate local tribunal upon presentation of the applicant’s birth certificate and national identity card, and payment of the applicable fees. Former foreign residents should contact the Ministère de la Justice directly.

Andorra

Applicants should apply for a Certificat de bonne conduite, with a copy of their national identity card, passport or residence permit, by mail or in person at:

La Battlie
Avenue Tarragona
Édifice Les Columnes
Andorre La Vieille, Principauté d’Andorre

Angola
Applicants should apply for a police certificate at the local police authority.
Anguilla

You may apply in person, by mail or someone can apply on your behalf to the address listed above.

You should 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)
Antigua & Barbuda

If you live in Antigua and Barbuda
You should present your valid passport and applicable fees to:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
American Road
St. Johns, Antigua
Telephone: 268-462-0125 (local calls)

If you live outside Antigua and Barbuda
You should provide:

  • 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
Telephone: 268-462-2095 (overseas calls)

Argentina

If you live in Argentina
You can get a certificate called a CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES from the Registro Nacional de Reincidencia in Buenos Aires or from other branches throughout the country. More information on how to get this certificate is available at the Argentinean Federal Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

When applying, you must specifically mention that the certificate is requested “con excepción al artículo 51 del Código Penal.”

The certificate must be issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

If you live outside Argentina
You can get a certificate called a CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES by applying at the Argentine consular office closest to where you live and paying the required fees. Contact the Argentinean Federal Ministry of Justice and Human Rights for more information on how to obtain this certificate.

When applying, you must specifically mention that the certificate is requested “con excepción al artículo 51 del Código Penal.”

The certificate must be issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Armenia
People living in Armenia should apply to:

Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Armenia
Government Building
2, Republic Square
Yerevan, 375010
Telephone: (374-10) 544-041 extension 302

People living outside Armenia should apply to the Consular Section of the nearest Embassy of Armenia.

Aruba

You need to obtain a document called Declaration of Good Conduct (“Verklaring van Goed Gedrag” in Dutch).

Documents to provide:

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

Submit your application to:

Openbare Ministerie Aruba
Havenstraat 2
Oranjestad
, Aruba
Telephone: ++ 297-562-1415

Australia

Which Australian police clearances are acceptable?

Applicants must provide a Standard Disclosure – name check. Certificates can be obtained through the Australian Federal Police.

IMPORTANT AND MANDATORY: Additional requirements apply for those who lived in or currently live in the States of Queensland and/or Victoria after their 18th birthday:

  • Residents of Queensland must submit a Traffic History which goes back to their 18th birthday or the day on which their first Australian driver’s licence was issued.
  • Residents of Victoria must submit a Licence History Search which goes back to their 18th birthday or the day on which their first Australian driver’s licence was issued.

Applicants who are unable to provide a Traffic History or a Licence History Search must provide evidence, issued by the Queensland and/or Victoria roads authority, stating that the person has never held a driver’s licence in that state.

Which 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 obtain one?

The following form is required: Australian Federal Police National Police Check (NPC) Application Form.

Applicants may obtain the form for the Australian Federal Police check at:

Criminal Records – National Police Check
Australian Federal Police
Locked Bag 8550
Canberra City  ACT 2601
Australia
Telephone from Australia: (02) 6202-3333
Telephone from elsewhere: +61 2 6202-3333
Website: www.afp.gov.au

IMPORTANT: When filling out the Australian Federal Police National Police Check (NPC) Application Form, enterCode Number 35 in section 1 (Purpose of NPC).

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

(traffic history reports from other Australian states and territories are not required)

Where does the police send my police certificate?

The Australian Federal Police will send the certificate directly to the address you will nominate in section 4 of theAustralian Federal Police National Police Check (NPC) Application Form.

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

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

Austria

If you live in Austria:
You should apply for a Strafregisterbescheinigung (Certificate of the Penal Register) in person at thePolizeikommissariat in Vienna or the Bundespolizeidirektion or Bürgermeister in other cities, towns or villages.

Online application instructions (in German only)

You will need to provide an official photo identity document such as:

  • a passport,
  • an identity card or
  • a driver’s licence.

Name changes must be supported by legal documents such as marriage certificates. You may designate a representative with power of attorney to apply for or pick up your police certificate on your behalf.

If you live outside of Austria:
You should apply at the Austrian embassy or consulate with the necessary documentation.

Bahamas

Applicants should apply with passport details, place of residence in Bahamas, one photograph and a certified set of fingerprints, and pay the applicable fees. Requests should be made at the local police station or to:

Officer in Charge, Criminal Records Office
P.O. Box N 458
Nassau, Bahamas

Bahrain

If you live in Bahrain
You must apply in person and provide:

  • 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 copy of the first four pages of your passport
  • a copy of all previous Bahraini resident permits
  • a full set of fingerprints obtained from the local police authority
  • 3 matte photographs with either white or blue background and
  • applicable fees.

Address:

Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID)
P.O. Box 26698, Manama
State of Bahrain
Telephone: 0097317718888
Location: Al Adlia Area

If you live outside Bahrain
You can either:

  • return to Bahrain to apply for the police certificate in person OR
  • apply for the Good Conduct Certificate at the nearest Embassy of Bahrain and provide the following.

The required documents are:

  • a 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 (if applying at a Bahrain embassy or consulate)
  • a copy of your current valid residence permit (if applying at a Bahrain embassy or consulate)
  • 3 matte photographs with a blue background and
  • applicable fees.

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

Bangladesh

If you live in Bangladesh
You can apply in person at the local police station. You must present a passport and pay any required fees with a bank draft from the Bangladesh bank (www.bangladesh–bank.org) or any branch of the Sonali bank (www.sonalibank.com.bd/inland_branch.php).

If you live outside Bangladesh
If you are living outside Bangladesh but have previously lived in Bangladesh for more than six months, you will be required to submit a police certificate.

You may obtain one by applying at the local police station closest to where you used to live in Bangladesh. You may authorize a third party to apply for the certificate on your behalf.

Barbados

If you live in Barbados
You should include:

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

You should apply in person at:

Central Police Station
P.O. Box 84
Coleridge Street
Bridgetown, Barbados
Telephone: 246-430-7100

If you live outside of Barbados
You may apply by mail, in person or someone can submit the written request on your behalf to the Central Police Station. The police clearance can be mailed to you or given in person.

You should include:

  • 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)

The request should be sent to:

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

Belarus

Local Requests
Applications are available upon request from the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus (Управление Внутренных Дел). Applicants must present a valid passport and pay the applicable fees.

Please choose the oblast (province) in which you reside for more information:

Non-Resident Requests
If you are a citizen of Belarus or have resided in that country for a period of more than six months, but are presently residing outside of Belarus, you should apply for a police certificate at the nearest Belarusian diplomatic mission. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus for contact information for Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad.

Belgium

To obtain a Belgian copy of a criminal record (extrait de casier judiciaire/uittreksel uit het strafregister), you need to send a personal written request by mail or fax to:

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

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

You must sign the request and include the following:

  • your surname and first names;
  • your date and place of birth;
  • your address; and
  • the reason for the request.

It is preferable, but not mandatory, to attach a copy of your identity card or passport. The Federal Public Service Justice will supply a copy of the record free of charge.

Belize

Police ClearancePolice Record or Police Conduct may be requested in person or by the applicant’s lawyer with power of attorney at one of the following addresses:

The Police Station
Racoon Street
Belize City
Telephone: 227-2222

Police Headquarters
Belmopan (near the market)
Telephone: 822-2221, 822-2222

The Police Station
San Pedro Cays
Telephone: 226-2022

Applications should include three passport-size photographs and the applicable fees together with an identification document such as a birth certificate, Social Security card or voter’s identity card. Foreign residents must also indicate their parents’ names and present their original passport.

Benin
Benin nationals should apply for an Extrait de casier judiciaire from the Tribunal of their city of birth.
Bermuda

Local Requests
Applicants should apply for a police certificate at:

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

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants must submit a request on form SF39, which is available for download from the Bermuda Police Service website. Requests must be accompanied by a legible and notarized copy of the applicant’s government-issued photo identification (e.g. passport or driver’s licence), as well as a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the police certificate, to:

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

Bhutan

Local Requests
Applicants should request police certificates from the Royal Bhutanese Police and present their identity card.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should contact the Royal Bhutanese Police Headquarters by telephone (975-2-322-347/348) or by fax (975-2-322-803).

Bolivia

Local Requests
For police reports, applicants should apply in person at the local police station or at the following address, as well as to Interpol:

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
Applicants may obtain police reports upon request at the addresses above. A cédula de identidad number and a set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority should be included with the application.

Bonaire

You need to obtain a document called Declaration of Good Conduct (“Verklaring van Goed Gedrag” in Dutch).

Documents to provide:

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

Submit your application to:

Politie Bonaire
Kaya Libertador Simon Bolivar
 #4
Bonaire

Telephone: ++599-717-8000

Bosnia & Herzegovina

If you live in Bosnia-Herzegovina:
You should apply for an Uvjerenje o nekaznjavanju (Certificate of No Conviction) at the police station representing your place of residence or birth, at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

You should submit the application form and present:

  • the original or a copy of your identity card (licna karta) and
  • your birth certificate (issued within the last six months).

Application forms can be obtained at police stations.

If you live outside Bosnia-Herzegovina:
You should apply in person at the Bosnian embassy or consulate or authorize a representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina to apply on your behalf.

Botswana
Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person at the local police station.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should provide their 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

Brazil

Local Requests 
Applicants should contact the issuing authorities to obtain the three following certificates:

  1. Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais, issued by the federal police. Consult their website at www.dpf.gov.br for instructions.
  2. Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais, issued by the state authority. Contact the state authority directly, using the local directory for assistance.
  3. Certidão de Distribuição Cíveis e Criminais, issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice. Contact the local justice department for instructions or consult www.justicafederal.gov.br.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants must have a representative in Brazil with notarized authorization to request the federal and state police certificates on their behalf.

British Virgin Islands

If you live in the British Virgin Islands
You should apply in person with a valid passport and a written request from the Canadian visa office, and pay the applicable fees at:

Police Headquarters
Road Town
Tortola, BVI
Telephone: 284-494-3822

If you live outside the British Virgin Islands
You may apply by mail, in person or someone may apply on your behalf. The police clearance will be mailed to you or given in person.

You must include:

  • 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
Brunei

Applicants should apply to the Commissioner of Police with an official request from the Canadian visa office, a copy of their passport, work permit and identity card (if available), and a processing fee in cash or a bank draft payable to the Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force. Applications should be submitted to:

Royal Brunei Police Force Headquarters
Jalan Gadong BE1710
Brunei Darussalam
Telephone: 673-2-423901
Fax: 673-2-426290
E-mail: bruneipolice@brunet.bn
Website: www.police.gov.bn

Bulgaria

If you live in Bulgaria
You should apply in person for a Police Clearance Certificate at the Regional Court where you are registered.

The completed application form is to be accompanied by the following documents:

  • 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

Same or next business day service provided to most resident citizens who apply in person.

Further information, including instructions for the fee payment, can be found on the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice website.

If you live outside Bulgaria
You may apply at the Bulgarian embassy responsible for your country of residence. You may also authorize a representative in Bulgaria, with a power of attorney or a certificate of inheritor, to apply for and receive a Police Clearance Certificate on your behalf.

Burundi

Applicants should obtain an Extrait du casier judiciaire by providing a copy of their identity card, two passport-size photographs and the applicable fees to:

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

Telephone: (257) 22 57 83

Cambodia
Police certificates are available from the Ministry of Justice. Foreign residents must present a valid passport and visa and their home and work addresses, as well as pay the applicable fees.
Cameroon

If you live in Cameroon
You must obtain an excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record from the trial court in your country of birth.

You must file an application with the trial court in your country of birth and pay the required fees. Applications can usually be processed in one day.
You must submit the following:

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

If you live outside Cameroon
An excerpt or Bulletin No 3 of the criminal record can only be requested from within Cameroon. The Cameroonian embassies cannot issue this document or help you obtain one.

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

Canada
You can walk-in to our office with two pieces of ID. We will take your fingerprints with Live-Scan and transmit them to the RCMP electronically.
Cape Verde
Applicants should apply with their national identity card for a police certificate from the Department of Justice of Cape Verde, Praia-Cabo Verde.
Cayman Islands

Local Requests
Police certificates are available from the local police authority.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should have a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority and forward them with an application, including their 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

Central African Republic
Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.
Chad
Police certificates are available at the Judiciaire Commissaire.
Chile

Residents of Chile
Applicants can apply in person at any office of the Registro Civil e Identification, with their “RUT” or online withServicio de Registro Civil e Identificacion.

Non-Residents
Applicants may apply for a Certificado de Antecedentes para Fines Especiales and an original Hoja de vida del Conductor at the Chilean embassy or consulate in their country of residence.

Please note that there is a fee for this service.

China

Local Requests
Chinese nationals:

  • You must present your national identification card and household register booklet (hukou) to the local Public Security Bureau.

Non-Chinese nationals:

  • You must present your passport containing your Chinese visa to the local Public Security Bureau.

Non-Resident Requests
You can obtain a police certificate from the local Public Security Bureau by asking 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 the documents to the local Public Security Bureau.

Colombia
If you live in Colombia (both nationals and non-nationals)
Once you have submitted an application to the visa office, the visa office processing your case will provide instructions to you on how to obtain the background verifications certificate.

If you live outside Colombia
The easiest way to obtain a background verifications certificate from outside Colombia is to ask a person living in Colombia to request the certificate on your behalf, following the instructions sent to you by the visa office.

You can also request the certificate yourself by following these instructions:

You must pay a processing fee of the equivalent of COP$60.000 at the current exchange rate per person, to be deposited to:

Intermediary Bank: BANCO INTERMEDIARIO CITIBANK N.A.
Swift Code: CITIUS33
ABA Code: 021000089
CHIPS Code: 0008
Beneficiary Bank: BANCO DE OCCIDENTE
Banco de Occidente Swift Code: OCCICOBC
Account No.: 10950229
Final Beneficiary Name: RISK MANAGEMENT COLOMBIA S.A.
Final Beneficiary Account No.: 223005463

You will receive a deposit slip as proof of payment. There should be one deposit slip per person.

Once you have made the deposit, you must send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to: aplicantes@procesosec.com

You must also submit the following information to the bank:

  • For Colombian nationals:
    the applicant’s full name, National Identity Card Number (Cédula de Ciudadanía), visa file number, and the name of the visa office that is processing the application.
  • For non-Colombian nationals:
    the applicant’s full name, Colombian Foreign Resident Identity Card Number (Cédula de Extranjería) or passport number,  visa file number, and the name of the visa office that is processing the application.
  • If a payment is made for several applicants:
    a list with the names, identity document numbers, and a copy of the deposit slips for each person.

A copy of the deposit slip together with the applicant information listed above must be scanned and sent by e-mail directly to the visa office processing your case. The e-mail title must state “Background verifications” and the name of the visa office that is processing the immigration application.

The response will be sent directly to the CIC office processing your application. Please ensure that the name of the visa office is included on the payment slip as per instructions.

Comoros
You must 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 and provide your birth certificate.
Congo Democratic Republic

Non-Residents:

Apply at the nearest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) embassy in your country of residence.
Provide the embassy with a copy of your identity documents, your fingerprints and the required fees.

Once the embassy has verified your documents you must forward your request for an extract from the criminal records “Extrait du casier judiciaire” to 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

Residents :

In order 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

Cook Islands

Police certificates are available at local police stations.

Cook Islands Police
National Headquarters
P.O. Box 101
Rarotonga
Cook Islands
Telephone: (682) 22499
Fax: (682) 21499

Costa Rica

The Poder Judicial, Dirección Ejecutiva, Registro Judicial issues a document indicating previous convictions. To obtain this document, applicants should present a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate with their full name, full names of parents, date and place of birth, passport or identification number, aliases, etc. and an original identification document or passport, plus applicable fees. Payments for police certificates are made at Edificio de los Tribunales, ground floor, in front of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial. Applications must be made in person at:

Registro Judicial
Costado Norte del Edificio OIJ
Calle 19, Avenida 6,
San José, Costa Rica

Telephone: 2295-3682

Croatia

If you live in Croatia:
You should obtain a Potvrda o nekaznjavanju (Certificate of No Conviction) by submitting an application form and presenting a copy of your personal identification card (osobna iskaznica) or passport by mail or in person to:

Ministarstvo Pravosuda (Ministry of Justice)
Uprava za kazneno pravo
Odjel za kazene evidencije
Savska cesta 41
10000 Zagreb

Croatia

Application forms are available on-line or at any post office.

If you live outside Croatia:
You should apply at the nearest Croatian embassy or consulate.

Cuba

Local Requests
Applicants should obtain a Certificado de Antecedentes Penales from the Ministry of Justice at:

Ministerio de Justicia
Antecedentes Penales
Linea y E, Plaza de la Revolucion
Ciudad de La Habana

Telephone: (53-7) 832-7716 or 832-6833

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants may apply for a Certificado de Antecedentes Penales through Cuban consular offices.

Cuarçao

You need to obtain a document called Declaration of Good Conduct (“Verklaring van Goed Gedrag” in Dutch).

Documents to provide:

  • proof of resident status in Curaçao, which can be obtained from the Civil Registrar’s Office
  • a completed form stating the reason for the request
  • the applicable fees

Submit your application to:

Hoofd van de plaatselijke politie
Waaigatplein 1
Willemstad

Curaçao
Telephone: ++ 599-9-866-6374

Cyprus

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
Applicants should apply to:

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

Czech Republic

If you live in the Czech Republic 
You should apply for a výpis z evidence rejstřríku trestů (extract from the penal register).

Complete information on how to obtain application forms can be found online.

You will need to submit:

  • an official application form;
  • two recognized picture identification cards such as a national identification card, a passport or a driver’s licence; and
  • the applicable fees.

If you live outside the Czech Republic
You should apply at the nearest Czech embassy or consulate with the required documentation.

Denmark

If you live in Denmark, including Faro Island and Greenland
You should apply in person at any police station.

If you live outside Denmark, including Faro Island and Greenland
If you are or were registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you may request a copy of your Danish criminal record in person at any police station or by letter 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.

Djibouti

You may obtain a Certificat de non condamnation or an Extrait du casier judiciaire from the Ministère de la Justiceupon presentation of your national identity card and passport to:

M. Houdo
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

Remember to include the complete names of both your parents.

Dominica

If you live in Dominica
You should apply in person with:

  • 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
Telephone: 767-448-2222

If you live outside Dominica
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.

You should include, with your application, the items listed above, plus:

  • 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
Telephone: 767-448-2222

Dominican Republic

If you live in the Dominican Republic
You should provide:

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

Foreign residents or former residents should provide:

  • a resident card;
  • a photocopy of their passport; 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.

Telephone: 809-533-3522 (ext. 3028)
E-mail: info@procuraduria.gov.do
Website: www.procuraduria.gov.do

If you live outside the Dominican Republic
You should contact the office of the Prosecutor General (Procuraduría General de la Republica Dominicana) for instructions.

Ecuador

If you live in Ecuador or outside Ecuador

You should obtain the Certificado de Antecedentes Penales online. You are required to present the following:

  • nationality;
  • number of your National Identity Card (Cédula de Identidad) or passport;
  • full name; and
  • the reason why you are requesting a police certificate.
Egypt

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person for a Legal Status Certificate at the local police station. Applicants are required to complete the application, provide a passport-size photograph and pay the applicable 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
Applicants may apply through an Egyptian embassy or consulate.

El Salvador
Local Requests
Applicants should apply for a Solvencia de la Policía in person through the Dirección General de la Policía Nacional Civil in San Salvador, Santa Ana or San Miguel. Nationals or residents must present the original and a photocopy of their Documento Único de Identificación (DUI) or passport. Foreign residents must present the original and a copy of their passport. For more information, contact one of the following:

Policía Nacional Civil – Central Office
6a. Cale Oriente No. 710

Barrio San Esteban
San Salvador
Telephone: 2529-2600

Policía Nacional Civil – Escalón Branco
3a. Calle Pte. Entre 71 y 73 Ave. Norte

San Salvador
Telephone: 2224-1660

Policía Nacional Civil
10 Ave. Sur y 9 Calle Ote. Centro de Gobierno

San Miguel
Telephone: 2622-2643

Policía Nacional Civil
25 Calle Poniente entre 14 y 16 Ave. Sur

Santa Ana
Telephone: 2420-8639

Applicants should also obtain a court certificate, called Certificado de Antecedentes Penales, available from theDirección General de Centros Penales y de Readaptación in San Salvador. Applications must be made in person or by an authorized third party. Nationals and residents of the country must present their original Documento Único de Identificación (DUI) or original passport. Foreigners must present their original passport.

Dirección General de Centros Penales y de Readaptación
Calle Poniente entre 3ra y 5ta Avenida Norte
Col Guadalupe
Edificio Duarte Novoa
San Salvador

Telephone: 2235-4098 / 2235-2114

Date Modified: 
Eritrea

Local Requests
Police certificates are available for nationals who have done national service or foreign residents with a proper residence permit. Applicants should present their identity card or passport and a letter requesting the certificate from the Canadian High Commission, and pay the applicable fees. Applications should be submitted to:

Eritrea Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 1223
Asmara, Eritrea
Telephone: (+291) 1 127 799

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should designate a representative with power of attorney to make the application in Eritrea. Certificates may then be received at the nearest Eritrean embassy.

Estonia

Three options exist for those requesting an Estonian police certificate: electronically via Estonia’s e-File website, by email and by regular mail.

Instructions, contact information and application forms are available from Estonia’s Centre of Registers and Information Systems website.

You may also submit an application in person at any service point of the Estonian Citizenship and Migration Bureau(website is in Estonian only).

Note: To get a paper copy of the police certificate (also referred to as a certified extract on paper), the application form must state that you wish to receive the reply to the query via regular mail. You must include your postal address.

Ethiopia

If you live in Ethiopia
You should apply in person at:

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

Bring the following documents with you:

  • two passport-size photographs
  • a copy of your passport
  • a copy of your national identity card (for nationals only)
  • a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate

If you live outside Ethiopia
You should apply to the address above and include with your application:

  • an original set of fingerprints taken by the police authority of your country of residence
  • photocopies of the pages of your passport
  • the applicable fees
  • two passport-size photographs
  • a letter from the Canadian visa office requesting the certificate

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.

Fiji
Local Requests
Applicants whose applications are being processed at the Canadian Consulate General in Sydney, Australia, will receive further information once the application for permanent residence has been reviewed.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should request certificates by mail to:

Criminal Investigation Department,
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 239
Suva, Fiji

Finland
You can request a Police Clearance for Immigration by sending a letter to the National Legal Register Office (Oikeusrekisterikeskus). The letter must include:

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

Sign the letter and indicate the address where the document and invoice for service fees should be sent.

For further information or to make an application contact:

Oikeusrekisterikeskus
P.O. Box 157
FI–13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland
Telephone: +358–(0)3–622 3770
Fax: +358(0)3–622 3783
E-mail: oikeusrekisterikeskus@om.fi
Website: www.poliisi.fi.

France

Applicants should obtain a Bulletin no. 3. Further information and online applications can be found on the website:www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr.

Applicants may also write to:

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

Gabon
You can obtain a police certificate from the tribunal.
Gambia

Applicants should present their national identity card to:

The Gambia Police Force
Ecowas Avenue, Banjul
The Gambia

Georgia

If you live in Georgia
You may 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
Telephone: 995 (32) 41 90 15 / 41 90 16

If you live outside Georgia
You may apply by writing to the Ministry of Internal Affairs Information Centre or authorize a relative or friend to act on your behalf in Georgia.

Germany
If you live in Germany
You may apply for a police clearance certificate from the Federal Central Register of the Public Prosecutor General at the Federal Court of Justice. German residents must apply for a police clearance certificate through their local registration office “Meldebehörde”. More information on how to apply for a police clearance certificate is available atwww.bundesjustizamt.de

If you live outside of Germany
You should apply in person or in writing for a “Führungszeugnis”:

in writing:
Bundesamt für Justiz
Sachgebiet 
IV 21 / IR
53094 Bonn
Website: www.bundesjustizamt.de (> Themen > Strafrecht > Bundeszentralregister)

in person:
Bundesamt für Justiz
Besucherservice
Adenauerallee 
99 – 103
53113 Bonn
Website: www.bundesjustizamt.de (> Themen > Strafrecht > Bundeszentralregister)

Ghana

Local Requests
Applicants residing in Ghana must present the Canadian visa office’s letter of request in person to the General Police Headquarters of Ghana in Accra. Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application. There is a processing fee of US $120 cash.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should appoint a representative (may be a friend or relative) who will apply at the General Police Headquarters of Ghana in Accra on their behalf.  The local representative must complete 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, when issued, is given to the local representative to be forwarded to the applicant abroad.

Gibraltar

Applicants should make a written request for a Certificate of Good Conduct, addressed to:

Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
Irish Town, Gibraltar

Greece

Local Requests
Applicants should provide a Penal Certificate for General Purposes issued by the Ministry of Justice. Applicants (or a representative designated to act on their behalf) should apply in person to:

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

Alternatively, Greek citizens may apply to the local Court of Justice in the area of their residence or birth.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply through the Greek embassy or consulate.

Grenada

If you live in Grenada
You should apply in person with two passport-size photographs at:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
St. Georges, Grenada
Telephone: 473-440-2823

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

You must 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 for the police certificate to be mailed to you
Guyana

If you live in Guyana
You should apply to the Georgetown Clearance Office, unless you are from New Amsterdam, then you must submit your application locally. 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
Telephone: 592-226-9834

If you live outside Guyana
You should contact a Guyana high commission or embassy or apply to the address above.

Haiti

If you live in Haiti

You must obtain a police certificate from the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d’Haïti (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince.

To obtain a certificate, you must submit the following documents in person:

  1. A receipt from the “Direction générale des impôts” (a small fee applies);
  2. Four copies of a recent identification photograph;
  3. Two separate identification documents with photograph (e.g., passport, electoral card, etc.); and
  4. Your fingerprints (taken at the DCPJ).

Processing time: It normally takes three days to issue a certificate. (This is an indication only. Issuance of the certificate within three days is not guaranteed.)

If you live outside Haiti

You must send the following documents to a contact person in Haiti (friend, family member, etc.) who will request the police certificate on your behalf.

  1. Four copies of a recent identification photograph;
  2. A copy of the first page of your passport (page with name and passport number);
  3. A copy of your birth certificate (“Acte de naissance” if you were born in Haiti);
  4. A document from Citizenship and Immigration Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate; and
  5. Your fingerprints (Note: The applicant who lives outside Haiti must have his fingerprints taken at a police station in his or her place of residence [subject to local rules and procedures] or at the closest Haitian consulate).

The applicant must send all these documents to his or her contact person in Haiti, who will submit them to the DCPJ in Port-au-Prince.

Processing time: It normally takes three days to process requests and issue a certificate. (This is an indication only. Issuance of the certificate within three days is not guaranteed.)

Honduras

Constancia de Antecedentes Policiales may be obtained from the Dirección General de Investigación Criminal(DGIC) in Comayaguela, which will cover the whole country (those issued by the DGIC in San Pedro Sula cover the San Pedro Sula region only). Certificates must be requested in person or through a lawyer with notarized authorization. Nationals and residents of Honduras must present their original and one photocopy of their identification document. Foreigners must present their original and one photocopy of their passport.

Dirección General de Investigación Criminal (DGIC)
Barrió Villa Adela
5 Ave, 17 y 18 Calle
Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras

Telephone: 225-2410

Court certificates (Juzgados de lo Penal) are issued by the Poder Judicial. Applicants must apply in person or send a representative to apply on their behalf with the applicant’s identification card and proof of payment of the processing fee f, payable through the Banco Atlantida. Non-citizens must present a copy of their passport and proof of payment.

Poder Judicial
Barrio la Granja
Boulevard Comunidad Económica Europea
Comayaguela, M.D.C., Honduras

Telephone: 225-5196

Hong Kong
If you live in Hong Kong 
You should apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) in person. You will be required to provide:

  • 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); and
  • the processing fees of 180$HK (Fees are subject to change)

Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application. Application forms and instructions can be downloaded fromwww.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/08_forms/ and should be submitted to:

Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
14/F, Arsenal House
Police Headquarters
1 Arsenal Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2860 6557
Fax: (852) 2200 4321
E-mail enquiries: eo-cncc-ib@police.gov.hk
Website: www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/

If you live outside of Hong Kong 
Visit the Hong Kong Police Force website to find out how to apply. You must provide a letter with a clear return address from the CIC office in Canada or overseas visa office that is requesting the police certificate.

Hungary

Please consult the Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services website for detailed information.

If you live in Hungary

Applications for an Official Certificate of Good Conduct can be submitted:

  • By mail: The application form and instructions are available at post offices in Hungary. The completed application form must be sent with the payment (postal order) by registered mail to the following address:
    • Közigazgatási és Elektronikus Közszolgáltatások Központi Hivatala
      (Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services)
      1475 Budapest, Pf. 172.

    OR

  • Applications can also be submitted electronically by using the Client Gate.OR
  • In person: Applications can be submitted in person at the:Customer Service Centre of the Criminal Records Authority (Central Document Office)
    Budapest, IX. kerület Vaskapu utca 30/A.

If you live outside Hungary

Please contact the nearest Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary through the foreign representations abroad.

Iceland

If you live in Iceland
If you are a citizen of Iceland, you should apply in person and pay the applicable fees at the following address:

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

If you are a foreign resident, you should apply for a police certificate (Sakavottord) at the District Commissioner of Police (Syslumandur) in the town of your present or former residence.

If you live outside Iceland
You will have to give a written notarized authority to a representative in Iceland to request the certificate in person, on your behalf.

For more information, consult this website at www.logreglan.is.

India

Local Requests

For districts other than the Punjab:
Applicants should 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 (Police clearance certificate issued by the Regional Passport Office are also acceptable.

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

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should contact the Indian embassy or consulate.

Indonesia

Local Requests
Applicants should obtain a Surat Keterangan Kelakuan Baik (SKKB) from the police authorities of their area of residence. Indonesian residents will need to provide their identity card, family card, birth certificate and a letter from the head of their community and sub-district.

Non-Resident Requests
Former foreign residents should provide a copy of their passport, a copy of KITAS (Work Permit), a copy of SKLD(Yellow book/police report), a letter from their previous employer, other documents related to employment while in Indonesia, three 4×6 cm colour photographs, a full set of fingerprints and the applicable fees. The Indonesian police will not issue certificates to applicants not in possession of KIMS and SKLD. Applicants may authorize a third party to process the certificate from the local police office in the city where they used to live. Applicants having lived in Jakarta should apply to:

Director INTELKAM
Attn. KASI YANMIN
POLDA METRO JAYA
Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 55
Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: (62-21)523-4332

Iran

Local Requests
Applicants should apply for a police certificate at one of the POLICE+10 centres (in Persian only).

Iranian nationals should present :

  • an original National Card
  • a birth certificate (Red Booklet – Shenasnameh)
  • two colour photographs (3×4 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),
  • the fee of 35,000/ – Rls.

Requirements are subject to change. For up-to-date instructions on documents required, please consulthttp://epolice.ir/ (in Persian only).

Non-Iranians resident in Iran and people living in Iran as refugees must present either their Iranian residency card or an Iranian Laisser Passer to one of the Alien Bureau Offices. The Alien Bureau will then provide a letter of introduction which applicants should present to one of the POLICE+10 centres.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants may apply at the nearest Iranian embassy.

Iraq

Local Requests
Applicants should present their identification card or passport in person at any Criminal Investigation Department in Iraq. Fingerprints will be taken.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply for a police certificate at the consular section of the nearest Iraqi embassy.

Ireland

If you live in the Republic of Ireland
You should apply in person at the local Garda Síochána Station (police). You must present:

  • 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); and
  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

You can get more information on this website: http://www.garda.ie/.

Note: You may have a representative who can apply on your behalf. The representative must present a witnessed statement indicating your consent to the release of information.

If you live outside the Republic of Ireland
If you live outside the Republic of Ireland, you must 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. You must provide:

  • 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); and
  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

If you do not know the address, write to the Garda Síochána Station with the name of the town and the county of previous residence. The request will be forwarded to the District Superintendent.

Israel

If you live in Israel
Applicants should apply for an Israeli police certificate at the nearest police station. Applicants must complete application form #3019 and provide a photocopy of their passport’s first page as well as present their identity card or passport and their visa file number. A designated representative may apply for a police certificate on the applicant’s behalf with an authorization letter from the applicant (notarization is not necessary).

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

If you live outside Israel
Applicants may apply for a police certificate at the nearest Israeli embassy or consulate. Police certificates may be sent to either the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv or to the Israeli Embassy or consulate abroad.

Italy

Local Requests
The two certificates are issued by the Office of the State Attorney, Judicial Records (Procura della Repubblica-Casellario Giudiziale) in Rome. Applications should be filed in person or in writing to the local Office of the State Attorney or to the general office in Rome (see below). Local Courts and Procura offices and relevant application forms can be found by consulting the website of the Ministry of Justice at www.giustizia.it/.

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

Italy

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants may apply in writing to the Procura della Repubblica or at the nearest Italian consulate or embassy.

Ivory Coast

If you live in Ivory Coast
Citizens: You must apply for a certificate at the court in the region where you were born. You must provide the original and a photocopy of your birth certificate and your residence certificate or an address on the back of your application. You must also pay the applicable fees of 1000 cfa.

Non-Citizens: If you are not a citizen of Ivory Coast, you must apply for a certificate at the Department of Foreign Affairs.  You will be required to present your residence certificate, your birth certificate and pay the applicable fees (1000 cfa).

Note: A certificate is valid for three months.

If you live outside Ivory Coast
Citizens: You should have a representative request the certificate on your behalf at the court in the region where you were born.  The representative must present the original and a copy of your birth certificate and pay the applicable fees.

Non-citizens: You should contact the closest Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

Jamaica

If you live in Jamaica
You must apply in person at this address:

Ministry of National Security
Mutual Life Building – North Tower
2 Oxford Road, Ground Floor
Kingston 5
Jamaica

For your application, you will need:

  • your valid passport
  • two identical passport-size photographs
  • pay the applicable fees. Fees are $1000JMD (normal service) or $2000JMD (express 1 week service). Note that Fees are subject to change.

You will be issued a receipt, which you must then bring to:

The Criminal Records Office
Police Certificate Section
34 Duke Street, Kingston
Jamaica

Note: For your application, you may be required to submit fingerprints. If so, follow these instructions:

  • Go to the police station closest to where you live.
  • Bring a valid passport.
  • Request that your fingerprints be taken on the prescribed Jamaican Police form.
  • Advise the police officer that the fingerprints are required for immigration purposes.
  • The police officer will affix the Police Station’s stamp and seal to the form on which the fingerprints are taken and return it to you.
Japan

If you live in Japan 
You should apply to the Prefectural Police Headquarters Identification Section where you live.

To apply, you will need:

Residents of Tokyo must contact the Police Certificate Sub-section at the address below for more instructions on the documents required to apply:

The Police Certificate Sub-section
1st Foreign Affairs Section
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
2-1-1, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

If you live outside Japan
You may apply at your local Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

Jordan

If you live in Jordan 
Police certificates can be obtained at the General Intelligence Department/Abdali in Amman. You must ask for the police certificate form for travel abroad. You must present two passport photographs, a copy of your passport and fee stamps.

General Intelligence Department telephone:
962 6 586 5131

If you live outside Jordan 
You can apply for a police certificate through any Jordanian embassy abroad by presenting two passport photographs, a copy of your passport and fee stamps.

Kazakhstan

The police certificate must indicate all names you have used while in Kazakhstan. The Embassy accepts only original police certificates. Print-outs of online search results are not acceptable. Authorities of some former Republics of the USSR may require the following Police Certificate request letter:

How and where do I obtain one?

People living in and outside Kazakhstan should apply to their 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.

People living outside Kazakhstan can also apply to the Consular Section of the nearest Embassy of Kazakhstan.

Kenya

If you are a citizen of Kenya

  • Present a clear photocopy and the original of your second-generation ID card
  • Pay the fees of KSH 1000
  • Please note that Kenyan passports are not accepted

If you are not a citizen of Kenya

  • Present an original or a certified copy of your passport with documentary proof of residence in Kenya
  • Pay the fees of KSH 1000

All applications should be submitted to:

Divisional CID offices for the area where you live in Kenya

OR, if you do not live in Kenya,

Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters
Mazingira House, Kiambu Road
Nairobi, Kenya

Korea South

If you live in South Korea
You should request a Criminal History Information Record –  Bumjoi Gyung-ryuck ·Soosa Gyung-ryuck Jo Hoi Hoibo-seo (범죄경력 · 수사경력조회 회보서) – from the nearest police station. Please note that all police certificates must indicate that all records have been searched, including any lapsed records. Original police certificates must be submitted.

If you live outside South Korea
You should request a Criminal History Information Record (Bumjoi Gyung-ryuck ·Soosa Gyung-ryuck Jo Hoi Hoibo-seo, 범죄경력 · 수사경력조회 회보서) from a police station in Korea. Immediate family members (parents, spouses, siblings) may request a certificate on your behalf. Please note all police certificates should include all records, including any lapsed records. Original police certificates must be submitted.

Please see the following examples of how you should complete your forms.

Kosovo

How and where do I obtain one?

If you live in Kosovo
You can apply by sending an e-mail to the following governmental address: info@kosovopolice.com. You should attach a scanned copy of your passport and indicate the period of stay in Kosovo. Or a close family member can apply on your behalf in Kosovo.

If you live outside Kosovo
Close family members or a representative certified by the court or notary can apply on your behalf in Kosovo. Representatives must present a birth, marriage or family composition certificate issued by UNMIK.

Kuwait

If you live in Kuwait
You must apply in person and provide:

  • a request from the Canadian Embassy;
  • two photographs;
  • a copy of your passport; and
  • a copy of your resident visa in Kuwait.

Note: No fees are required.

Address:

Department of Criminal Evidence
Ministry of the Interior
Farwaniya District
Kuwait
Telephone: +965 2 434 1520
Location: Al Dagig area in front of Kuwait Airways

If you live outside Kuwait
You can:

  • return to Kuwait to apply for the police certificate; OR
  • send a representative to apply for the police certificate (with a power of attorney to authorize him or her to act on your behalf); OR
  • obtain certificates from a Kuwaiti embassy or consulate by providing the documents listed below.

Required documents:

  • a request from the Canadian Embassy;
  • a copy of the passport you used in Kuwait;
  • a copy of your old or expired resident visa in Kuwait;
  • four photographs; and
  • applicable fees.
Kyrgyzstan

The police certificate must indicate all names you have used while in Kyrgyzstan. The Embassy accepts only original police certificates. Print-outs of online search results are not acceptable. Authorities of some former Republics of the USSR may require the following Police Certificate request letter:

How and where do I obtain one?

People living in Kyrgyzstan should apply to:

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

People living outside Kyrgyzstan should apply to the Consular Section of the nearest Embassy of Kyrgyzstan.

Laos

Local Requests
Applicants should apply to:

Ministry of Justice
That Luang Road
Vientiane City
Laos P.D.R.
Telephone: 021-415523 (Protocol Division) or
021-414107 (Administration and Management Division)

Non-Resident Requests
Laotian nationals should apply to the nearest Laotian embassy or consulate. Former foreign residents must apply directly to the Ministry of Justice in Vientiane.

Latvia

Applicants should apply in person for a Criminal History Check by presenting their identity document and paying applicable fees at the Information Centre of the Ministry of Interior. Translation into English is also available at an additional cost.

Ministry of Interior Information Centre
Bruninieku Street 72b
LV 1009
Riga, Latvia
Telephone: 3717 208 218

Lebanon

If you live in Lebanon
All residents of Lebanon, whether Lebanese or non-Lebanese (including refugees recognized by the UNHCR), may obtain a police certificate. Police certificates are issued by the Judicial Department of the Interior Security Forces for a fee (currently L.L. 2000 LBP). Certificates are generally issued on the same day.

Lebanese Nationals should provide a copy of one of their Lebanese identification documents—either a passport, the Family Civil Extract, the Individual Civil Extract and/or the Lebanese identity card.

Non-Lebanese Nationals (other than Palestinian Refugees) living in Lebanon need to provide a copy of their Residency Permit and passport.

Palestinian Refugees living in Lebanon need to provide one of the following:

  • the Family Registry special for Palestinian Refugees registered in Lebanon
  • the Individual Registry special for Palestinian Refugees registered in Lebanon and/or
  • a passport (Document de Voyage pour les Réefugiés palestiniens).

Police certificates are issued at five different police stations in Lebanon:

  • (Central), located in Furn El Chebback Street in Beirut.
    Telephone: 01/292880 – 01/292885;
  • Tripoli (North), located in El-Tell Brigade in Tripoli. Telephone: 06/440315;
  • Saida (South), located at the Serail of Saida. Telephone: 07/720051;
  • Nabatieh (South), located at the ISF compound in Nabatieh.
    Telephone: 07/531221; and
  • Zahlé (Bekaa Valley), located at the Zahlé Serail. Telephone: 08/805045.
Libya
Citizens may obtain an Anthropometrical Record at the local police station of their place of residence (or former residence) in Libya. Foreign nationals must request police certificates from the Police Headquarters in Tripoli.
Lithuania

Local Requests
Applicants should submit an application form, an identification document 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
Telephone: 370 5 2717243
Fax: 370 5 2718921

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply at the nearest Lithuanian embassy or consulate.

Macao

Applications should be made in person, or by a close relative with proof of kinship and documentary proof of why the applicant cannot apply in person, or by a representative with written authorization. Resident Card Identity cardholders must supply their Resident Identification Card (BIR), a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority, a letter providing full personal details and payment of the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Identity cardholders should provide proof of connection to Macao; either a Residence Permit, Identity Permit of Non-Resident Worker, proof of schooling or proof of application for residence in Macao, as well as a valid travel document or a valid document for entering Macao, a letter providing full personal details, a full set of fingerprints and the applicable fees. Applications should be made to:

Identification Services Bureau
Division of Criminal Record
P.O. Box 1089
Macau
Telephone: (853) 8394 0532
Fax: (853) 2856 1610
Email: info@dsi.gov.mo

Macedonia

If you live in the Republic of Macedonia
You should obtain a Uverenie za nekaznuvanost (Certificate of no conviction) from your local police station or at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministerstvo za vnatresni raboti).

Application forms are provided by local police stations. You will need to provide an identification card.

If you live outside the Republic of Macedonia
You may apply in person at the Republic of Macedonian consulate or authorize a relative, friend or lawyer to act on your behalf within the Republic of Macedonia.

Madagascar
Applicants should 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 applicable fees. Applications should be addressed to Le Procureur Général, Près de la Cour d’Appel at Antananarivo or to the provincial Tribunal.
Malawi

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person at the local police station. Fingerprints are required.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should 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

Malaysia

Local Requests
Certificates of Good Conduct are available upon request by individuals who have stayed in Malaysia for one year or more. In order to apply for a police certificate, applicants are required to complete an application form (available from the website below) in duplicate with two recent passport-size photographs attached, and submit two copies of their identification card, two copies of their passport (for foreigners, all pages), a self-addressed envelope (with the required stamp), an introduction letter from the Canadian visa office (for foreign nationals) and the processing fees in cash or postal order in favour of Akauntan Negara Malaysia. Applications should be sent to:

Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia
Wisma Putra
1 Jalan Wisma Putra, Precinct 2
62602 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Telephone: 603-8887-4000 (general line)
Fax: 603-8889-1717
Website: www.kln.gov.my

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should contact the Malaysian embassy or consulate.

Mali

For Mali nationals: 
Police certificates are issued by the Tribunal or the Prefecture (for locations without a tribunal) at the place of your birth.  Please ensure that you bring your birth certificate and Mali identity card when requesting your police certificate.

For non-nationals and residents of Mali:

Police certificates may be obtained from:

Court of First Instance
Commercial Center
District III – Quentin street 64
Bamako
Tel: +223 20 22 52 63
Website

Malta

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person for a Good Conduct Certificate/Certifikat Ta’ Kondotto (Form A) from the Criminal Records Office of their local police district or at the Secretariat, Police Headquarters, in Floriana.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply through the Maltese embassy or consulate.

Mauritius

If you are a citizen of Mauritius, you must provide the original and a photocopy of:

  • your identity card
  • your birth certificate
  • your marriage certificate (if you are a woman)

Note: Do not bring a water bill or an electricity bill.

If you are a foreign resident, you must provide the original and a photocopy of:

  • your passport
  • your proof of residency
  • any other additional document (e.g., an identity card) if available

No fee is required and no application form needs to be filled out. Only the documents mentioned above are required.

Apply to:

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

Mexico

If the police certificate is required for a person living in Mexico

  • The certificate you need is called the Constancia de Antecedentes Registrales, issued by the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR).
  • While your application is being processed, the visa office where your application is processed will contact you when it will be time to obtain the Constancia de Antecedentes Registrales.
  • Persons who need to obtain a Constancia de Antecedentes Registrales must contact the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City advising that a police certificate has been requested.  They will receive from the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City instructions and an official letter to present to Mexican authorities allowing them to obtain the Constancia de Antecedentes Registrales.
  • The Constancia de Antecedentes Registrales should be sent directly to the visa office where your application is processed.

If the police certificate is required for a person living outside Mexico

  • The certificate you will need is called the Informe de datos registrales, also issued by the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR).
  • While your application is being processed, the visa office where your application is processed will contact you when it will be time to obtain the Informe de datos registrales.

If the visa office where your application is in process contacted you and requested the Informe de datos registrales, you must do the following:

You must send to the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, for each person for whom a police certificate is required:

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 of the applicant
  • the name and address of the police agency
  • the signature of the officer taking the fingerprints

How to have your fingerprints taken?

  • In Canada: Please contact a fingerprinting agency, or go to the closest local police station.
  • All other countries: Please go to the closest local police station. (In some countries the Mexican Embassy or Consulate will be able to assist you)

2) Three photographs of the front, and three of the right profile: passport size (With no makeup, earrings, glasses, beard, moustache, sideburns–no exceptions)

3) One legible copy of your passport’s bio-page (the page where your picture and full name appear).

4) Quote your file number, your name, date of birth, and the name of the visa office, Canadian embassy or consulate or Case Processing Centre where your file is.

Do not send any other documents or provide any payments.

Send the above to:

Canadian Embassy, Immigration Section
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 193
Col. Granada
11520 Mexico, D.F

The Canadian Embassy in Mexico will request the Informe de datos registrales for you and will forward the results directly to the visa office where your application is in process. This will take approximately 60 to 90 business days.

Moldova

If you live in Moldova
You may submit your application at the local District Police Station, or at the central issuing institution:

Directia Informatiei si Evidentei Operative
Str. Iacob Hancu nr. 3A
Chisinau, Moldova

Provide the following documents with your application:

  • Moldovan identity card
  • proof of processing fee payment
  • completed Application for a Police Clearance Certificate
  • when applying through a third party, a notarized power of attorney

Applications submitted to regional police stations are subject to 10-day processing. Applications in person submitted to the central office are usually processed on the same day.

More information can be found at www.mai.gov.md.

If you live outside Moldova
You should submit your application to the consular section of the nearest embassy of the Republic of Moldova. The application and fee are to be accompanied by a copy of the passport page containing the photograph and identifying information.

You may also authorize, through a notarized Power of Attorney letter, a person residing in Moldova to submit an application on your behalf.

Monaco

Applicants should apply for an Extrait de casier judiciaire by providing a written request indicating the full names of their parents (including their mother’s maiden name), an official identity document, as well as payment of the applicable fees. Non-residents must specify the dates of their residence in Monaco. The request should be sent to:

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

Telephone: (377) 98.98.88.11

You can also contact the General Court Registry by email at greffegeneral@justice.mc.

Morocco

If you live in Morocco
If you are a Moroccan citizen, you must obtain a “fiche anthropométrique” from your local police station. You will need your national identity card, and you will have to pay the applicable fees. Someone else may apply on your behalf, as long as they have your national identity card.

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

If you live outside Morocco
You can get a certificate at a Moroccan embassy or consulate. You can also get a police certificate by proxy by applying to the Service central des casiers judiciaires at Place de la Mamounia in Rabat.

To apply by proxy, you must provide the following documents:

  • 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; and
  • a tax stamp for 10 DH.

If you are a Moroccan citizen, you must provide your national identity card or photocopies of your passport and birth certificate, as well as information about your stay, your employment and your residence in Morocco.

Mozambique

Local Requests
Citizens or residents of Mozambique 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. Forms are available at these locations upon payment of the appropriate fees, and fingerprints will be taken at the time the request is submitted.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants may designate a local resident to submit the request at Criminal Records Headquarters in Maputo. Proxy forms and applications are available at the same office. No fingerprints are required in the case of overseas residents. The designation must bear the signature of two witnesses, and the proxy representative is empowered to collect the certificate from Criminal Records once available.

Namibia

Applicants should present their identification card, date of birth, a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority and payment of the applicable fees to:

Namibian Police
Criminal Records Centre
Private Bag 12024
Ausspanplatz
Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Telephone: 264-220296/7/8

Nepal

Local Requests
Applicants should 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
Applicants should contact the Nepalese embassy or consulate or write directly to Police Headquarters, Kathmandu.

Netherlands

 

If you live in the Netherlands

You can apply for a certificate of good conduct at the Population Affairs Department (Burgerzaken/Publiekszaken) of the municipality where you are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA).

If you live outside the Netherlands

Another person may submit the application on your behalf if you authorize them to do so. The authorized person then applies to the Population Affairs Department of the municipality where you are registered in the GBA or – if you live abroad – to the municipality where you were registered prior to your departure. If the municipality no longer has your particulars, the application has to be submitted directly to the Central Organisation for Certificates of Good Conduct (COVOG).

Dutch authorities may ask you for an official document outlining the purpose of your application. In this case, you may use the request letter sent to you by the Canadian visa office for a Dutch police certificate.

New Zealand

The applicant must complete and sign Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form, and attach a clear photocopy of their current photo/ID page and signature page of their passport to the form.

When completing the Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form it is important to:

  • Ensure you provide your current or last known New Zealand address – this address is required for the processing of your NZ criminal history check
  • Ensure you sign and date the 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 – note that the photocopy of your passport does not need to be certified or notarized

How should I submit the Consent to Disclosure of Information (NZ) form?

The completed Disclosure of Information (NZ) form (PDF, 399 KB) and copy of your photo/ID and signature pages of your passport must be included in your visa application kit at time of submission to CIC.

If you are applying in Sydney, Australia

The 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.

IMPORTANT: Applicants should not send their Disclosure of Information (NZ) form directly to the New Zealand Police Authorities.

Are other New Zealand Police Certificates acceptable?

No, a New Zealand Ministry of Justice certificate or similar is not acceptable substitute.

A Ministry of Justice certificate is acceptable for International Experience Canada (IEC) applicants.

Niger
If you live in Niger
If you are a citizen 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

If you are a foreign or former resident, 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 must provide the following:

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

If you live outside Niger
Your application must include a copy of your identity document certified by an embassy or consulate of Niger. You may submit the application yourself or you may designate someone you know or someone with notarized authorization to submit it for you. Mail your application to the following address:

Cour d’Appel
BP 231
NIAMEY
NIGER

Nigeria

Local Requests 
Applicants should apply in person with their valid passport, two passport photographs and the applicable fees. Residents of Nigeria should apply to:

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

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply by courier to the Commissioner of Police at the address above. Applicants should provide a pre-paid return courier envelope, a copy of their 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. Police certificates may be certified at the nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate for a fee.

Norway

How or where do I obtain one?
You should apply for a Criminal Records Certificate (Politiattest) at your local police station. If you currently live outside Norway, you should write to the police station of the district where you last lived in Norway with:

  • 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

Address:

Politihuset
Gronnlandsleiret 44
Oslo 1
Norway

For more information, consult the following website: www.politi.no.

Oman

If you live in Oman
You must apply in person at the following address:

Director of Criminal Investigation
P.O. Box 446
Postal Code 113
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Telephone: 00968-24569501
Online: www.rop.gov.om
Location: Al Qurum area, in front of SAPCO

You will be required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  • a letter from your Omani sponsor (non-citizens only);
  • a completed application form;
  • a copy of your passport;
  • two photographs (4×4 cm) with a blue background; and
  • applicable fees.

If you live outside Oman
Former residents may either:

  • return to Oman to apply for the police clearance certificate in person; OR
  • send a representative to apply the police clearance certificate on their behalf; OR
  • send the request by mail.

If you are applying in person or if you assign a representative to apply on your behalf, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • 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 (4×4 cm) with a blue background; and
  • payment of the RO 3.000 fee (subject to change).

If you are sending your request by mail, please provide:

  • a letter indicating your name and mailing address;
  • two photographs (4×4 cm) with a blue background; and
  • a copy of your passport, including the pages containing previous residence stamps for the period you stayed in Oman;
  • a transfer of funds for $12.00 US or its equivalent to the Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal investigations account number 3106-453888-500, Oman Arab Bank, Qurum Branch;and
  • confirmation of the deposit.

Send your application by express mail to:

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

Pakistan

If you live in Pakistan

In larger cities
You should provide a Police Character Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate.  Application forms are available at the “Town” or “City Police Officer” of your area.

The “Town” or “City Police Officer” will issue the required certificate directly to you. A fee may apply.

In smaller cities, towns or rural areas
You may request an application form from the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of the Police Security Branch. The superintendent of Police (SSP) will issue the required certificate directly to you.

If you live in a Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) in Pakistan or in areas where there is no police presence
Follow the instructions below if you live in one of the seven agencies of the FATAs or in areas where there is no police presence.

The seven FATA agencies are:

  • Khyber Agency
  • Mohmand Agency
  • Bajaur Agency
  • Orakzai Agency
  • Kurram Agency
  • North Waziristan Agency
  • South Waziristan Agency

Each agency is divided into Tehsils where there is a non-gazetted officer (Tehsildar) and a gazetted officer (Assistant Political Agent). The administrator in charge of the agency is usually the Political Agent.

You should obtain a clearance from the Tribal Elders and forward it to the Tehsildar in your area. The Tehsildar forwards the clearance to the Assistant Political Agent (or sometimes the Political Agent).

The clearance certificate is issued from the office of the Assistant Political Agent (or sometimes the Political Agent).

If you live outside Pakistan 
Generally, you may obtain a Character Clearance Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate directly from the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police of the Police Security Branch for the area from which the Character Clearance Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate is required.

To obtain this, non-nationals or non-residents may need to present:

  • Attested photocopies of their passport, including all the pages showing their legal stay in that country
  • Attested photocopy of their National Identity Card
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Authority letter in the name of their blood relative to obtain this clearance certificate on their behalf
  • Affidavit on 20 Rs judicial stamp paper from the relative who will obtain the clearance certificate, stating that they will receive the clearance certificate on behalf of the relative overseas

If you are not physically present in Pakistan, you are advised to contact the nearest embassy or consulate (general) of Pakistan for assistance in obtaining police certificates.

Palestinian State
Applicants should apply for a Palestinian police certificate at the office of the Ministry of Interior located in their district of residence. They must provide a copy of their identification card and two passport photographs, and pay the applicable fees.
Panama

Record Policivo can be obtained from the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Applicants must apply in person or send a representative on their behalf with a photocopy of the applicant’s identification document or, in the case of foreigners, with a photocopy of the applicant’s passport. Applicants or their representatives must complete the form provided by the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores on the day of the request and present a photocopy of their passport or Cédula. The Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exterioresforwards the request to the Policía Técnica Judicial (PTJ). Fiscal stamps, purchased from Banco Nacional, to pay the processing fee and legalization fee should be provided at the time of document collection.

Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización
Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro, Edificio Plaza Edison Local # 15

Panama
Telephone: (507) 511-4045/4046
Fax: (507) 511-4061
Website: www.mire.gob.pa

Peru

Local Requests

Information on how to obtain police certificates:

At local police stations or Dirección Nacional de Criminalística de la Policía Nacional del Perú (PNP)
Av. Aramburu 550
San Isidro, Peru

Information on how to obtain penal certificates:

Registro Nacional de Condenas del Poder Judicial del Peru
Av. Paseo de la Republica S/N
Lima 1, Peru

Judicial certificates may be obtained at:

Instituto Nacional Penitenciario
Jr. Carabaya 456
Lima 1, Peru

Non-Resident Requests

Police, Judicial and Penal certificates may be obtained by contacting the nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate or by contacting the authorities indicated above.

Alternatively, family members or friends residing in Peru may request the required certificates on behalf of an applicant.

Phillippines

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person and pay applicable fees at the local National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Fingerprints and photographs will be taken at the time of application. The certificate must have a thumbprint and include a dry seal.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants can apply to the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate. The application must include a full set of fingerprints taken and certified by the recognized police or law enforcement agency of the applicant’s place of residence, with two black-and-white photographs (2×2 in.). Alternatively, applicants may apply directly to the National Bureau of Investigation head office at:

National Bureau of Investigation
Identification and Record Division
Room 109, NBI Complex
Taft Avenue, Manila
Philippines

Poland

Residents of Poland
You should make an enquiry to the National Penal Register of the Ministry of Justice and pay the applicable fee.

Address for enquiries:

Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul.
Czerniakowska 100

00-454 Warsaw
Telephone: +48 22 39 76 200

You can also make enquiries at one of the information offices of the National Penal Register located in courts throughout the country.

More information, as well as enquiry forms are available through the website of the Polish Ministry of Justice.

Non-Residents
You should apply at the nearest Polish embassy or consulate or authorize a representative in Poland to act on your behalf.

Portugal

Local Requests
Applicants should complete Form 101 and present a valid identity card or passport with the applicable fees 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 (e.g., Azores and Madeira), applicants should apply to the Judicial Delegation or to the local court.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply at the nearest Portuguese embassy or consulate.

Qatar

If you live in Qatar

You must apply in person and provide:

  • two photographs (4×6 cm);
  • a copy of all the passports used in Qatar with the dates of entry and departure clearly shown;
  • a copy of your current passport;
  • a copy of your residence permit;
  • 12 Qatari Riyal (fees are subject to change)

Address:

Ministry of Interior
Director of Criminal Evidence and Information Department
P.O. Box 23004
Doha, State of Qatar
Telephone: 974-450-8666
Location: Waab area

Website: www.moi.gov.qa

If you live outside Qatar

You can:

  • return to Qatar to apply for the police certificate; OR
  • send a representative on your behalf to apply for the police certificate; OR
  • obtain the certificates from a Qatari embassy or consulate by providing the application documents listed below.

Required documents:

  • a copy of the passport that you used in Qatar;
  • a copy of your old or expired residence visa in Qatar;
  • a copy of your current passport (if applying at a Qatari embassy or consulate);
  • a copy of your current valid residence permit (if applying at a Qatari embassy or consulate);
  • a fingerprint form;
  • two photographs; and
  • 30 Qatari Riyal (fees are subject to change).
Romania

If you live in Romania
If you are a Romanian national, you can obtain a Certificat de Cazier Judiciar by applying in person to the county police inspectorate in your county of birth or residence. If you live in Bucharest, you should apply to the police precinct in your area of residence.

You will be required to present your identity, provide a fiscal stamp (available at any post office) and pay a processing fee. Forms and further instructions are available at: http://politiaromana.ro/acte_necesare.htm.

If you are a foreigner living in Romania, you should apply in person to the county police inspectorate in your county or precinct in your area of residence.

If you live outside of Romania
You may submit an application to the nearest Romanian embassy. You can see a complete listing at www.mae.ro or apply through the Inspectoratul General al Politiei in Romania. Police certificates may also be obtained by giving notarized power of attorney to a representative in Romania to apply on your behalf.

Romanian police clearance certificates are normally issued between 10 and 30 working days or, for an emergency, in three working days (fees apply).

Russian Federation

The police certificate must indicate all names you have used while in Russia. The Embassy accepts only original police certificates. Print-outs of online search results are not acceptable. Authorities of some former Republics of the USSR may require the following Police Certificate request letter:

How and where do I obtain one?

People living in Russia should apply to the Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Head Department of Interior Affairs (GUVD) or Department of Interior Affairs (UVD) of their city/region/republic (see “ГУВД и УВД в субъектах России” at Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia). Please ensure you request that your police certificate is issued using the standard form according to the instructions of the Ministry of Interior Affairs dated January 2002. Please note that police certificates issued by local police offices are not acceptable.

People living outside Russia should apply to the Consular section of the nearest Embassy of Russia in the country of residence. Foreigners living outside Russia can also apply to the Main Information and Analytical Centre.

Rwanda

If you live in Rwanda
You should obtain an Extrait du Casier Judiciaire from the National Public Prosecution Authority – Department of Criminal Code. You must go in person to present the application.

If you are a citizen, you must provide:

  • proof of identity from your district
  • two passport photographs
  • a copy of your identity card
  • the applicable fees (Rwf 1200 paid at the Rwanda Revenue Authority)

If you are a foreign resident, you must provide:

  • a letter from your most recent employer stating that you lived in Rwanda and indicating the work you did
  • a valid passport with a valid visa
  • a photocopy of your valid passport and visa
  • two passport photographs
  • the applicable fees

If you live outside of Rwanda

You should obtain an Extrait du Casier Judiciaire from the by the nearest embassy of Rwanda.

Saudi Arabia

If you live in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

If your application is being processed at the Canadian High Commission in London, you are not required to obtain a police certificate until the London visa office sends you a police certificate request letter with instructions on how to apply.

If you are applying at the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE, you should submit the 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.

For applications being processed at any other office, request letters may be obtained 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.

The police certificate request letter will be sent to you by mail. 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, you must then apply for the police certificate in person at the relevant police headquarters.

If you live outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Consult the nearest Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for information on how to obtain a police certificate.

If your application is being processed in Canada, you are not required to obtain a police certificate unless the Case Processing Centre sends you a police certificate request letter.

Senegal

You must apply in person for the police certificate to the tribunal representing the region where you reside in Senegal. To apply you must provide a certified copy of your identity card and pay the applicable fees.

Serbia

If You Live in Serbia
You need to obtain an Uverenje o nekaznjavanju (Certificate of no conviction) from the police station in the city and municipality (Ministarstvo Unutrasnjih Poslova, Policijska Uprava.) where you live in the Republic of Serbia. You must submit an application form and present your identification card (licna karta).

Application forms can be obtained at police stations.

If You Live Outside of Serbia
You can give a notarized statement, translated into the Serbian language and verified by the Embassy of Serbia in the country where you live now, to a relative or a friend to apply on your behalf. This certificate should be submitted at the police station where you last resided in the Republic of Serbia. A certified copy of your identification card (licna karta) will also need to be submitted.

You may also apply for the police certificate at the Embassy of Serbia closest to where you live.

Note: There is an application fee for the police certificate.

Singapore

If you live in Singapore

The Certificate of Clearance (COC) is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Singapore Police Force (SPF). To obtain one, applicants residing in Singapore need to appear in person at the COC Office. Applicants need to present the COC request letter from the Canadian immigration office (described above), together with a completedCOC application form and all required supporting documents:

  • a 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,
  • a photocopy of your current passport,
  • two recent passport-size photographs, and
  • a bank draft in Singapore dollars for the applicable fees payable to ‘Head Criminal Records CID.’ [Please refer toSingapore Police Force (SPF) website for the processing fee.]

If you live outside Singapore

Applicants residing overseas should submit their applications, including all of the supporting documents listed above, by mail to:

Head Criminal Records,
CID (COC Office)
Blk D Police Cantonment Complex
#02-07/08
391 New Bridge Road
Singapore 088762
E-mail: SPF_CID_COC@spf.gov.sg
Website: www.spf.gov.sg

For Non-Singapore Citizens

The CID will only process requests for COC for non-Singapore citizens who have resided in Singapore for at least 6 months. A COC request letter along with a COC Appeal Application Form will be sent to you by the Immigration Office after reviewing the application. You are required to complete the COC Appeal Application Form, plus a COCApplication Form that you may obtain from the SPF website (please see address above). Once you have completed the forms, provide the required supporting documents listed above, and submit in-person or by mail to the COC Office. Please note that the Certificate of Clearance (COC) will be mailed directly to the Canadian immigration office requesting the certificate.

Slovak Republic

If You Live in the Slovak Republic 
You may obtain a Výpis z Registra Trestov in person or through an authorized representative from any office of the public prosecution or any municipality with register by submitting:

  • an application form;
  • an original identification card; and
  • a stamp-duty mark covering the processing fees.

Foreign nationals must also present their original passport and a certified translation of their birth certificate.

Online application instructions can be found at www.genpro.gov.sk.

Please consult the Slovak Republic website for the location of public prosecution offices.

If You Live Outside of the Slovak Republic
You should apply at the nearest Slovak embassy or consulate.

Slovenia

If you live in Slovenia
You should obtain a Potrdilo iz kazenske evidence (Certificate of the Penal Register). On-line application forms and instructions can be found on the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Justice website.

Applications may be submitted in person or by mail at:

Ministrstvo za pravosodje
Župančičeva 3
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija
Telephone: 01 369 57 01 52 00
Fax: 01 369 56 25 57 83
E-mail: gp.mp@gov.si
website: www.mp.gov.si

If you live outside Slovenia
Applications can be made at the nearest Slovenian embassy or consulate.

Somalia
Applicants located in Somaliland or Puntland should apply to the local police authority.
South Africa

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person at their local South African Police Service office. Applicants need to provide a completed application form, fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority, an identification document and the applicable fees. Please note that certificates from IDECO are NOT valid for immigration purposes and applicants should always request the standard RSA police clearance.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should provide a bank draft with a completed fingerprint chart bearing the official signature and the stamp of local police to:

South African Police Service
Criminal Investigation Department
Private Bag X308
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

Spain

If you live in Spain

1. APPLICATION – This must be done using Model 790, which can be downloaded from the Criminal Record Certificate page or is available, free-of-charge, at the following places:

2. PROVIDING PROOF OF IDENTITY OF THE PERSON MAKING THE APPLICATION

  • Original valid National Identification Card (DNI) if the person is Spanish.
  • Original of a valid Residency Card, passport, with a valid visa where applicable, or EU identification document if the person is a non-Spanish national.

3. WHEN THE CERTIFICATE IS NOT APPLIED FOR IN PERSON BY THE INTERESTED PARTY BUT BY SOMEONE REPRESENTING HIM/HER, in addition to the documentation mentioned in point 2, this person must provide:

  • Original or certified photocopy of a valid National Identification Card (DNI) if the person is Spanish.
  • Original or certified photocopy of a valid Residency Card, passport, with a valid where applicable, or EUidentification document or equivalent if the applicant is a non-Spanish national.
  • Original or certified 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).

4. PAYMENT OF THE FEE. Proof of payment of the fee; this can be provided in any of the following ways:

  • 4.1. If the payment is made in Spain.
    • You must take completed form 790 to a financial entity that works with the Tax Agency (practically all financial entities) to make the payment. Proof of payment will be provided through machine validation or authorized signature of the financial entity on the “copy for the Administration” part of form 790 which must be presented in order for the certificate to be issued.
  • 4.2. If the payment is made outside Spain.
    • You must take a signed form 790 to a Spanish financial entity that works with the Tax Agency and has a branch in the country where the certificate is being requested. Proof of payment will be provided through machine validation or authorised signature of the financial entity on the “copy for the Administration” part of form 790 which must be sent.
    • Otherwise, you can deposit the fee amount via bank transfer into the restricted account of the Ministry of Justice, details of which can be found below, and send the original of proof of payment together with the “copy for the Administration” of form 790.

BANK: BBVA
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0182-2370-42-0208000060
ACCOUNT HOLDER: Ministerio de Justicia – Cuenta Restringida Recaudación Tasas Extranjero (Ministry of Justice – Foreign Fee Collection Blocked Account)

NIF (TAX IDENTITY NUMBER) OF THE ACCOUNT HOLDER: S-2813610-I
IBAN or International Bank Account Number: IBAN ES62 0182 2370 4202 0800 0060
Bank Identification Code (BIC) of the BBVABBVAESMMXXX

FEE PRICE

Criminal record certificate 2011: 3,54 euros.

This amount is updated in January every year.

IMPORTANT: 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.

If you live outside Spain

Criminal record certificate applications made by post from abroad will be sent to the

Central Office of Citizen Services.
Ministry of Justice.
Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, 3.
28012, Madrid,

together with:

  • The documents described in the “Documentation and necessary requirements” section, substituting the original identification documents with true photocopies.
  • The document providing proof of payment of the fee. If payment is made outside Spain.
    • You must take a signed form 790 to a Spanish financial entity that works with the Tax Agency and has a branch in the country where the certificate is being requested. Proof of payment will be provided through machine validation or authorized signature of the financial entity on the “copy for the Administration” part of form 790 which must be sent.
    • Otherwise, you can deposit the fee amount via bank transfer into the restricted account of the Ministry of Justice, details of which can be found below, and send the original proof of payment together with the “copy for the Administration” of form 790.

BANK: BBVA
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0182-2370-42-0208000060
ACCOUNT HOLDER: Ministerio de Justicia – Cuenta Restringida Recaudación Tasas Extranjero (Ministry of Justice – Foreign Fee Collection Blocked Account)

NIF (TAX IDENTITY NUMBER) OF THE ACCOUNT HOLDER: S-2813610-I
IBAN or International Bank Account Number: IBAN ES62 0182 2370 4202 0800 0060
Bank Identification Code (BIC) of the BBVABBVAESMMXXX

Sri Lanka

Residents of Sri Lanka
You should apply in person to the main police headquarters in Colombo – 01. In the section of the application form dealing with the period covered by the police clearance, you should request “other” and specify “since birth.” For more information, consult the following websites or contact the police:

Non-Residents
If you are a national of Sri Lanka living in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, you can obtain a police certificate at the following address for the time you lived in Sri Lanka:

Consulate of Sri Lanka
9-D Nawab Habibullah Avenue
Anderson Road
Chennai 600 006

All other applicants should contact the nearest Sri Lankan embassy or consulate.

St. Lucia
If you live in St. Lucia
You should apply in person with:

  • photo identification
  • two passport-size photos
  • applicable fees

Address:

Police Headquarters
Castries, St. Lucia
Telephone: 758-456-3744

If you live outside St. Lucia
You may apply in person or by mail or someone may apply for you. You should apply to the Police Commissioner at the address above with:

  • a completed application form
  • a set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • residency details
  • two passport-size photos
  • applicable fees
St. Vincent & The Grenadines

If you live in St. Vincent
You should apply in person with:

  • valid photo identification
  • two passport-size photos
  • applicable fees

Address:

Criminal Records Office
Police Headquarters
Kingstown, St. Vincent
Telephone: 784-456-1810

If you live outside St. Vincent
You may apply in person or by mail or someone can apply for you. Your clearance will be mailed directly to you. You should apply to the Police Commissioner with:

  • fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • two passport-size photos
  • the applicable fees
Sudan
Applicants should apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct, issued by the Person’s Identification Department in the Sudanese Ministry of Interior. The certificate is a pink form with the fingerprints recorded on the back. Applicants will need to provide their passport, a passport-size photograph and payment of the applicable fees.
Sweden

Apply for an extract from the criminal records registry by writing to the Rikspolisstyrelsen.  Application forms and instructions are available from www.polisen.se.

RIKSPOLISSTYRELSEN
Utlandsutdrag/BRUD
981 81 Kiruna

Sweden
Telephone: 46 (0) 10 – 56 33501
Fax: 46 (0) 10 – 56 35334
E-mail: brud.rps@polisen.se
Website: www.polisen.se

Switzerland

To obtain an Extract from Central Police Records/Gesuch um Auszug aus dem Zentralstrafregister/Demande d’extrait du Casier Judiciaire Central/Domanda d’estratto del Caselario Giudiziale Centrale, applicants must provide a completed application form with the original or a copy of an official piece of identification to:

Schweizerisches Strafregister
Bundesrain
 20
3003 Berne
Scweiz/Suisse/Svizzera

For more information and an online application, consult the website: www.ofj.admin.ch.

Applicable fees are payable to the Compte de chèques postaux 30-4068-2 at the Bureau Central Suisse de Police in Berne.

Syria

If you live in Syria
If you are a Syrian resident, you should present your identification card or resident permit and pay the applicable fees (55 Syrian pounds) to the Ministry of the Interior, Interior Services Forces, Directorate of Criminal Security Department, Criminal Records Branch, Judicial Records Division.

If you are a non-Syrian resident, you should apply with proof of civil status to the Minister of Interior, Internal Security Forces, Criminal Security Administration. You must apply in the Syrian city in which you permanently reside.

If you live outside Syria
You may apply through Syrian embassies abroad.

Please note that the fees are subject to change.

Taiwan

If you live in Taiwan:
Residents of Taiwan may submit applications to the Taipei City Police Department online, in person, through mail or fax. Please consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including required documentation and applicable fees.

If you live outside of Taiwan:
Non-Residents must submit applications and required documents by mail. Applicable fees must be paid through Western Union. Please consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions.

Tajikistan

The police certificate must indicate all names you have used while in Kyrgyzstan. The Embassy accepts only original police certificates. Print-outs of online search results are not acceptable. Authorities of some former Republics of the USSR may require the following Police Certificate request letter:

How and where do I obtain one?

People living in Tajikistan should apply to their local police stations. Please ensure you request that your police certificate is 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.

People living outside Tajikistan should apply to the Consular section of the nearest Embassy of Tajikistan.

Tanzania

You should apply in person with full personal details, a set of fingerprints certified by local authorities and the applicable fees to:

Chief Forensic Bureau
P.O. Box 9094
Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania
Telephone: 255-22-211-0006

Tonga

Applicants should apply for a police certificate with proof of identity and residence at the local police station or contact:

Officer in Charge of Criminal Record
Central Police Station
P.O. Box 8
Nuku’alofa
Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

If you live in Trinidad and Tobago
You should apply in person with valid photo identification at:

Police Administration Building
Edward and Sackville Streets
Port-of-Spain
Telephone: 868-627-4140

If you live outside Trinidad and Tobago
You should complete an application form and provide:

  • a set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • a Trinidad and Tobago identification card or passport
  • the applicable fees

Applications are available from the Trinidad and Tobago embassies or consulates and can be downloaded fromhttp://ttcgtoronto.gov.tt/.

Tunisia

Local Requests
Applicants should obtain a Bulletin no. 3 from the local police station upon presentation of a national identity card and payment of the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply at the Tunisian embassy or consulate.

Turkey

If you live in Turkey
You should apply for a police certificate from the General Prosecutor’s Office, which has branches located in each city. You will need to present your birth certificate or passport, if you are a foreign resident. The police certificate must include the results of a search of “archived” records.

If you live outside Turkey
You may write 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 may also apply to the Turkish Embassy in your current country of residence to obtain a police certificate.

Turks and Caicos Islands

If you live in the Turks and Caicos
You may apply in person at your local police station. There is a fee of US$15 ($10 in stamp fees and $5 in processing fees).

If you live outside the Turks and Caicos
You can apply for a police certificate by writing directly to the police headquarters (see address below). Include the following documents with your request:

  • a copy of the bio-data page of your passport;
  • your passport page showing any Turks and Caicos immigration stamps, including entry stamps as evidence that you were living in the Turks and Caicos;
  • a copy of any immigration status you had at the time of residence (work permit, resident status or citizenship); and
  • US$15 ($10 in stamp fees and $5 in processing fees).

You can obtain a form by writing to:

Police Headquarters
Church Folly Road
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands
BWI
Telephone: 649-946-2371
Fax: 649-946-2099

Uganda

You should include with your application:

  • two passport-size photographs
  • a set of fingerprints of both hands taken by a recognized police authority
  • the applicable fees of Ug Shs 12,000

Send your application to:

International Criminal Police Organisation
National Central Bureau of Interpol
Plot 2 Mabua Road Kololo
P.O. Box 2973
Kampala
Telephone: +256-414-500695/500698
Fax: +256-414-500696

Ukraine

If you live in Ukraine
Police certificates are available from the regional militia division (Rayonne Viddilennya) of the region of your residence permit (Propyska). Police certificates may also be obtained by all Ukraine residents at the centralized office in Kyiv at:

10 Bogomoltsya street,
Kyiv,
Telephone: +38044-256-0333, +38044-256-1625, +38044-256-1460,
Website: http://www.mvs.gov.ua/mvs/control/mai0n/uk/publish/article/544651

Applicants may apply in person or appoint an authorized person to act on their behalf.

If you live outside of Ukraine
You should provide a notarized authorization (Doruchennya) to a representative to apply to the regional militia office or centralized office on your behalf. If you are a foreign national who is no longer residing in Ukraine, you should inquire about procedures and applicable fees at the nearest Ukrainian embassy or consular office.

United Arab Emirates

Note: Only one police clearance certificate from any emirate in the UAE is sufficient.

How or where do I obtain one?

Local Requests:
You should apply in person at the police department of the emirate. You will be required to present the following documents:

  • your original passport, as well a copy;
  • a copy of your resident visa;
  • three photographs; and
  • applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests:
Applicants may send applications by courier with a pre-paid airway bill to the relevant office listed below. You must submit with your application the following:

  • a set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in your country of current residence;
  • a copy of your passport;
  • a copy of your former residence visa; and
  • applicable fees
  • Abu Dhabi 
    General Police Directorate
    Criminal Investigation Section
    P.O. Box, 253 Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Telephone: 971-2-449 0008Website: www.adpolice.gov.ae
  • Fujairah
    Fujairah Police Department
    P.O. Box 5
    Fujairah, UAE
    Telephone: 971-9-222-4411
  • Dubai 
    Criminal Investigation Department
    Dubai Police General Headquarters
    P.O. Box 1493, Dubai, UAE
    Telephone: 971-4-2013471Website: www.dubaipolice.gov.ae
  • Ras Al Kheimah
    Ras Al Kheimah Police
    P.O. Box 54
    Ras Al Kheimah, UAE
    Telephone: 971-7-233-3888
  • Sharjah 
    Sharjah Police
    P.O. Box 29
    Sharjah, UAE
    Telephone: 971-6-563-1111
  • Umm AL Quwain
    Umm Al Quwain Police Department
    P.O. Box 23
    Umm Al Quwain, UAE
    Telephone: 971-6-765-6662
  • Ajman
    Ajman Police Department
    P.O. Box 4
    Ajman, UAE
    Telephone: 971-6-703-4000
United Kingdom
If you live inside or outside the United Kingdom, you must apply through the Criminal Records Office of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
United States of America

Visit FBI Identification Record Request

or

Walk-in to one of our offices with two pieces of ID. We will provide you the FBI fingerprint card (FD-258) and the application package. We will also guide you as to how to send this package to the FBI.

Uruguay

Local Requests 
Applicants should obtain a Certificado de Habilitación Policial, issued by the Dirección Nacional de Policía Técnica. The application must be accompanied by a valid Cédula de Identidad, a passport and the applicable fees. Fingerprints are taken upon receipt of the application.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants must have a representative in Uruguay to complete the application process. First, the applicant must pay the applicable fees and have fingerprints taken by the local consular office of the Uruguay embassy or consulate and name someone to represent him or her in Uruguay. The application and fingerprints authorized by the embassy or consulate should then be sent by the applicant to the named representative so that the representative may apply at theDirección Nacional de Policía Técnica.

Uzbekistan

The police certificate must indicate all names you have used while in Kyrgyzstan. The Embassy accepts only original police certificates. Print-outs of online search results are not acceptable. Authorities of some former Republics of the USSR may require the following Police Certificate request letter:

How and where do I obtain one?

People living in Uzbekistan should apply to their local police stations. Please ensure you request that your police certificate is issued by the Information centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at 1 Radzhabi Street, Tashkent 700029.

People living outside Uzbekistan should apply to the Consular Section of the nearest Embassy of Uzbekistan.

Venezuela

Police certificate should be requested by writing a letter addressed to the “Viceministro de Seguridad Jurídica del Ministerio del Interior y Justicia” indicating the:

  • date,
  • reason for request,
  • photocopy of your Identity Card, and
  • applicable fees.

Since police certificates can only be issued from a public authority, you must mention that it is requested by the Canadian Embassy.

For more information visit the following website: www.mpprij.gob.ve

Vietnam

Local Requests
Applicants should apply in person for a Judicial Certificate, Version 2 (Phieu Ly Lich Tu Phap So 2) at the Provincial Justice Department (So Tu Phap) where their permanent residence is registered.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should contact the nearest Vietnamese embassy for information.

Wallis and Futuna

Resident of Wallis and Futuna
French citizens born in Wallis and Futuna should apply in person or by mail for a Bulletin no. 3. More information may be obtained from the website: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr. Applications should be sent to:

Tribunal de première instance
B.P. 12

MATA UTU
Telephone: 00 681 72 27 15

Non-Resident Requests
Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside of Wallis and Futuna 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 and online applications can be found on the website: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr.

Yemen

If you live in Yemen
You must apply in person at the following address:

Office of the Deputy General Director
General Directorate of Criminal Investigations
Ministry of Interior
Sana’a, Yemen
Telephone number: 009671-310327/28
Location: Zahban area, beside Electricity Powerplant
Processing time: 7 days

Required Documents:

  • a request letter from the Embassy of Canada;
  • a complete police clearance request form;
  • 2 photographs with a white background;
  • a copy of your valid passport;
  • a copy of your valid residence visa for Yemen; and
  • the applicable fee (50 Yemeni Riyals, subject to change without notice).

If you live outside Yemen 
You can either return to Yemen to apply in person or send your request to a representative (a friend or colleague) in Yemen to submit it on your behalf. Note that this service is free of charge.

Required documents:

  • a copy of your passport;
  • a copy of all former residence visas for Yemen;
  • 3 photographs with a white background.
Zambia

Local Requests
Applicants should apply for a Police Clearance Certificate in person at their local police station. Fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority are required.

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply to:

Zambia Police Headquarters
Criminal Investigation Department
P.O. Box Ridgeway 104
Lusaka, Zambia

Zimbabwe

Local Requests
Applicants should apply for police certificates at:

Criminal Records Office
Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters
P.O. Box CY 683
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe

Non-Resident Requests
Applicants should apply at the nearest Zimbabwean embassy or consulate.

 

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