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Police Clearance Certificates

Police Clearance Certificates

The following list contains directions on obtaining Police Clearance Certificates from various countries around the world. Note that in certain countries, Police Clearance Certificates are not always available.

Albania

Apply for a penal certificate to the Magistrates Court or Cjykata of the provincial capital.

Algeria

Algerian citizens resident in Algeria - write to:

Tribunal d'Alger
Algiers

Algerian citizens resident outside of Algeria - contact the Algerian Embassy in the country of residence.

Foreign nationals in Algeria - contact your embassy in, or accredited to, Algeria, which must then address a written request to the Tribunal d'Alger on your behalf.

American Samoa

Apply directly to the American Samoan Police Department, at the address below, with the appropriate fee:

Department of Public Safety
Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799

You should provide:

  • full name
  • passport number
  • birth certificate
  • sex
  • place of birth

Payment should be made in USD in cash or by money order.

The certificate will be issued in the form of an abstract from the police record, and will be sent to you.

Andorra

Apply to:

Certificat de Bonne Vie et Moeurs
La Policia
Andorra la Vella
Andorra

You should provide full personal and passport details.

A fee is payable.

Angola

Apply to your local police authority in Angola.

Anguilla

Apply to the Immigration Authority, Anguilla.

You should provide full personal and passport details.

Apply to:

Antigua and Barbuda
Apply to: Police Headquarters
American Road
St John's
Antigua

You should provide:

  • a copy of your birth certificate
  • two photographs

A fee is payable.

Argentina

Applicants living outside Argentina - approach your nearest Argentinean Embassy and request the Embassy to contact the "Policia Federal" to obtain your Federal Police record.

Applicants in Argentina - apply directly to your nearest office of the Policia Federal.

Australia

Applicants in Australia - apply to your local police station in the State or Territory where you are currently residing and ask for a National Fingerprint and Name Check police certificate.

Applicants outside Australia - request forms to apply for a National Fingerprint and Name Check police certificate from the address below.

Apply to:

Australian Federal Police
Criminal History Branch
Locked Bag 1
Weston Act, 2611

Once the forms are received, a certified set of fingerprints will be required along with the completed forms.

A fee is payable.

Austria

Applicants living outside Austria - apply to your nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate.

Applicants in Austria - apply to your local police station or, in areas where there are no local police stations, to your local government office (Gemeinde Amt) for a police certificate "Polizeiliches Fuhrungszeugnis" or "Strafregisterauszug."

All applicants are required to produce evidence of Austrian citizenship or registration document Meldezettel including a photograph.

A fee is payable.

Bahamas

Apply to:

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

You should provide:

  • full name
  • date and place of birth
  • passport number
  • place of residence in the Bahamas
  • one photograph
  • a certified set of fingerprints

A fee is payable.

Bahrain

Apply to:

Criminal Investigation Directorate
Ministry of Interior
Government of the State of Bahrain
P.O. Box 26698
Bahrain

You should provide:

  • photocopies of the pages from your passport, showing personal particulars and the resident permit stamp issued by Bahrain Immigration
  • one photograph
  • a certified set of fingerprints

A fee is payable.

Bangladesh

Apply to:

Officer in Charge
Sabujbagh P.S.
D.M.P
Dhaka

Barbados

Apply to:

Commissioner of Police
P.O. Box 84
Bridgetown
Barbados

You should provide:

  • photographs
  • a certified set of fingerprints
  • birth particulars
  • address(es) in Barbados
  • a forwarding/contact address

A fee is payable.

Belgium

You should obtain a "Certificat de Bonne Conduite Vie et Moeurs" from the local police commissariat where you were last registered in Belgium.

A fee is payable.

Belize

Apply to:

Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
Belmopan
Belize

You should provide:

  • full name (including former name(s) if applicable)
  • date and place of birth
  • passport number
  • a set of fingerprints
  • three photographs
  • period of residence in Belize

A fee is payable.

Bermuda

You should obtain an explanatory letter from the CSIC, and then apply to:

Commissioner of Police
(Attention: Administration Department)
Police Headquarters
P.O.Box 530
Hamilton 5
Bermuda

You should provide:

  • full name (previous and maiden)
  • nationality
  • date and place of birth
  • dates and address(es) of residence in Bermuda

Bolivia

Bolivian nationals:

Ministerio Del Interior
Direccion Nacional De Identificacion
Calle Junin/Esq Plaza Murillo
La Paz
Bolivia

Non-Bolivian nationals

Ministerio Del Interior
Direccion De Migracion/Extrangeria
Calle Junin/Esq Plaza Murillo La Paz
Bolivia

All applicants should apply in person, although those resident outside Bolivia must appoint a Notary Public in Bolivia to act on their behalf.

A fee is payable.

Bosnia Herzegovina

Residents - apply to the Ministry for Internal Affairs (MUP/SUP) at the police station in your place of residence or birth.

Non-residents - apply to the nearest Bosnian Embassy (Consulate or Yugoslav Embassy).

A fee is payable.

Botswana

Apply to:

Criminal Investigation Department
Botswana Police Force
P.O. Box 1082
Gabarone
Botswana

You should provide:

  • full name
  • date and place of birth
  • dates of residence in Botswana
  • name(s) of employer(s)
  • place of residence

Brazil

You should apply to the local police authorities in Brazil. You will need to verify where your Brazilian Identity Card was issued and obtain the form used by the "Secretaria da Seguranca Publica" of that State.

Brunei

Apply to:

Head of 'E' Department
Headquarters, Royal Brunei Police Force
Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

You should apply to any regional court of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice for a Statement of Conviction or a Conviction Status Certificate.

Burkina Faso

Apply to:

Ministry of Justice
Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

Cambodia

You should apply at the District Office of your local authority in Cambodia.

Cameroon

Apply to your local police authority in Cameroon.

Canada

Applicants who require Canadian police certificates must provide the following before transitional membership will be granted:

Either a Canadian police certificate (obtained without a fingerprint check) that shows that the person has no record in Canada or an affidavit from the person detailing the nature and circumstances of the person's Canadian criminal history (including all arrests, charges and convictions). Full Canadian police certificates issued based on fingerprints will be required from all such applicants by the deadline required in relation to all other possible police certificates, with the possible exception of those applicants who are disqualified based on their criminal histories before the final deadline for such certificates.

Applicants in Canada - provide proof of identity (eg, birth certificate, passport), an explanatory letter from the CSIC and your return address to your nearest department of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also, you can obtain the assistance of a private firm International Fingerprinting Services Canada Ltd. For further information you may visit http://www.ifs.ca.

Applicants outside Canada - forward a set of fingerprints certified by the local police authorities and a return address to:

The Commissioner
RCMP
Attention: Identification Services - Civil Section
P.O.Box 8885
Ottawa,Ontario
Canada, KIG 3M8

A fee is payable.

Cape Verde Islands

Apply to:

Ministry of Justice
Praia
Cape Verde Islands

Cayman Islands

Apply to:

Police Headquarters
P.O.Box 909
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
West Indies

You should provide:

  • full name
  • passport number
  • nationality
  • period of residence
  • a full set of fingerprints

A fee is payable.

China, (People's Republic of)

You should approach your work unit and request a certificate of good character. When it has been provided and sealed with a chop, take the certificate to the local police authorities who will affix another chop. The document should then be taken to a Notary Public who will provide the finished certificate.

Commonwealth of Independent States/former USSR

Apply to your local police authority within the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Congo

Apply to your local police authority in the Congo.

Costa Rica

Residents - apply in person to:

Suprema Corte de Justicia
San Jose
Costa Rica

Non-residents - apply for a certificate from the nearest Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate.

You should provide identity card details and your present passport.

A fee is payable.

Croatia

Apply to:

Ministry of Internal Affairs
Police Department

Citizens - at your place of birth or, if this is not possible, then your place of current residence.

Ex-Bosnian Croats -at the place of passport issue.

Non-citizens - at your place of current/previous residence.

You should provide an ID card or birth certificate.

A fee is payable.

Cuba

Apply to:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Foreign Office)
Calle Calzada y Avenida de los Presidentes
Vedado, Ciudad de la Habana
Cuba
Telephone: + (537) 832-9630

Cyprus

Non-Turkish occupied area - apply to the police authorities in your place of residence, or former place of residence.

You should provide:

  • details of your identity card number and place of issue
  • two photographs.

Turkish occupied area - apply to:

Turkish Cypriot Police Headquarters
Lefkosa
Mersin 10
Turkey

You should provide:

  • details of your identity card
  • card number
  • place of issue

A fee is payable.

Czech Republic

Apply to:

General Prosecutor of the Czech Republic
Registrar of Penalties
Nam. Hrdinu 1300
14 004 Praha 4
The Czech Republic
for the certificate Zadost O Vypis Z Rejstriku Trestu.

A fee is payable.

Denmark

Danish nationals - apply to the Chief of Police in the district in which you were born or registered.

You should provide:

  • photocopies of your Central Persons Register Card (CPR)
  • a birth certificate.

Non-Danish nationals:

Rigslditt-D
PO Box 93 2615
Hvidovre
Denmark

You should provide:

  • details of passport identification
  • Danish visa pages

 


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