Penal Clearance Certificates
Everyone who wishes to enter Australia is required to be of Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia,
good character. In order for the Australian Government to Zimbabwe.
determine whether you are of good character, you may be
asked to provide a police certificate. Unless otherwise SOUTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
advised by the Department of Immigration and Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas,
Citizenship (the department), police certificates are not Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman
required for persons under the age of 16 years. Islands, Chile (Republic of), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,
This form explains how to obtain a police certificate. Please French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala,
check the list of countries and areas below. If you have Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mayotte,
lived in any one of them for a total of one year or more in Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua,
the last 10 years, you must get a police certificate from the Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St Kitts & Nevis, St
authorities in that country. Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad &
Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin
Police certificates are often only available to current Islands (British).
residents or to citizens. Where these restrictions apply, it
will be indicated under the relevant country. For some EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
countries, different procedures are shown for residents and Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
non-residents. Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia,
Cyprus (Republic of), Cyprus (Turkish occupied areas),
Note: The term ‘residents’ under each country listing refers Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
to applicants who are currently residing in that particular Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,
country. The term DIAC refers to the Department of Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Immigration and Citizenship. Form 80 is ‘Personal Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav
Particulars for Character Assessment’ and is available from Republic of), Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro
the department or the website: www.immi.gov.au (Republic of), Netherlands (The), Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia
Details shown are subject to change without notice by the (Republic of), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
authorities of the relevant country, and the Australian Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United
government can take no responsibility for their accuracy. States of America, Vatican City.
All details concerning you that are provided to the
Australian government by a foreign government or law CENTRAL ASIA
enforcement authority will be treated as confidential. For Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and
further details, see information form 993i, Safeguarding Kazakhstan.
your personal information. This form is available on the
department’s website www.immi.gov.au/allforms/ ASIA/PACIFIC
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam,
COUNTRIES WHERE POLICE CERTIFICATES MUST BE Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (People’s Republic of,
OBTAINED BY VISA APPLICANTS The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau),
East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia,
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Laos, Malaysia,
Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Maldives, Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia
Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo, (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New
Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,
Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Israel, Ivory Philippines, Samoa (US), Samoa (Western), Singapore,
Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga,
Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna.
Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Reunion,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, If a country is not listed, please contact the
South Africa, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, nearest departmental office for further information
purchased from Algeria.
AFGHANISTAN To The Ministry of Justice,Citizenship Authority,
Relevant document El Ebyar, Algeria, requesting the police clearance.
‘Certificate’ Provide ID, Birth certificate and 30 Dinar stamp.
Apply Residents should apply with the Interior
Ministry, Government of Afghanistan and then ANDORRA
the certificate has to be attested to by the Relevant document
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ‘Penal Certificate’ (Certificado Penales)
Apply Non-residents to their nearest Afghan Apply in person or by mail to
consulate/embassy. The applicant may be Tribunal de Corts
asked to complete a few prescribed forms and Avenue Tarragona 62 Edefici Les Columnes
pay the processing fee. Andorre La Vieille
Fee payable. Principaute D’Andorre.
Form apply in writing enclosing a letter of Provide copy of identity card, passport or residence
introduction from the department. card.
Fee payable 6.01 Euros (cash).
ALBANIA Website www.justicia.ad
Relevant document Processing time penal certificates are issued the
‘Certificate of the Judicial status’ (Vertetim i Gjendjes same day the application is received. This refers to
Gjyqesore) name checks only.
Residents and non-residents Note An authorisation may be given in writing to a
Apply Judicial Status Office third party.
Rr. Abdi Toptani, prane Torre
Drini, Tirana, Albania). ANGOLA
Provide application with a copy of an ID document Relevant document
(birth certificate, family certificate or ID card) ‘Criminal Record’
At local post office in Albania in person or Apply Residents in person.
through any relative or friend. At Department of Justice.
Fee payable 420 Lek. Phone 244 22233 8375
Form available at any post office. The completed Provide I.D. Book.
form must be signed by the applicant. Fee payable.
Resident and Non-resident citizens Apply Residents in person
Relevant document At Police Headquarters
‘Judicial Certificate’ (Certificat du Casier Judiciaire) The Valley, Anguilla
Apply Court, Ministry of Justice or the Tel: 264 497 2333.
Tribunal Office Department in the place of Provide full name and alias(es), date of birth,
residence in Algeria. place(s) of residence(s), purpose of the
Algerian non-residents request and passport details.
It is recommended the applicant sends authorisation Fee payable.
or a Power of Attorney to a relative in Algeria to Apply Non-residents by mail
obtain the certificate on their behalf. If this is possible To The Commissioner of Police
apply through the Algerian embassy in their country PO Box 60
of residence. Parliamentary Drive
Non Algerian non-residents – the applicant’s The Valley, Anguilla.
embassy should communicate with the Algerian Providefull name and alias(es), date of birth, place(s)
embassy in their country of residence, requesting of residence(s) in Anguilla, purpose of the
the penal certificate. Alternatively the applicant request, a full set of fingerprints taken by a
could send a letter including a 30 Dinar stamp recognised police authority, passport details
and a stamped self-addressed envelope (if the
applicant wishes the police clearance to be ARMENIA
mailed). Relevant document
Fee payable. ‘Police certificates’ (certificate of existence/absence of
Note Certificates may need to be released directly criminal record).
to the Australian office or post. Apply Residents in person to Consular
Non-residents The applicant must have resided in Administration of Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Anguilla for at least six months to be able to obtain a At Government House
police certificate. 2 Republic Square
ANTIGUA and BARBUDA Phone (3741) 523531. Fax 151042
Apply Residents and Non-residents Non-residents through relatives in Armenia
At Criminal Records Office or to nearest Armenian Embassy or
Police Headquarters Consulate in India, Syria or Beirut.
American Road Provide passport (copy not acceptable)
St Johns, Antigua. Fee payable.
Phone 268 462 0125 (local calls) Form on application.
268 462 2095 (overseas calls)
Provide Valid passport. Relevant document
Non-residents ‘National Police Check’
Provide a copy of birth certificate, a list of places and Applicants who are required to provide an Australian
dates of residence in Antigua and Barbuda, two penal clearance certificate must complete the
passport-type photos, and a full set of fingerprints National Police Check Application Form which is
taken by a recognised police authority. available from the Australian Federal Police website.
Fee payable. http://www.afp.gov.au/~/media/afp/pdf/n/national-
NOTE: Certificates may need to be released directly police-check-application-form.ashx
to the Australian office or post. Apply by mail to
AFP Criminal Records
ARGENTINA At Locked Bag 8550
Relevant document CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
‘Certificado de Antecedentes Penales’ Fee For details of the charges payable, see above
Apply Residents in person to the Registro Nacional website
de Reincidencia Tucuman 1353, Capital Federal – Note Code 33 must be used when completing this
Buenos Aires or Registro Provincial de las Personas. form. Fingerprints are not required.
Provide Document of National Identity (DNI). AUSTRIA
Apply Non-residents in person at the Argentine Relevant document
Consulate or provide form 80 (including DNI number) ‘Certificate of the Penal Registry’
with Original Consent form (signed and witnessed) to (Strafregisterbescheinigung)
the processing office. Apply Residents
Provide DNI number must be included on form 80 Bundespolizeikommisariat or Bezirkhauptmanschaft
and the consent form must be signed and witnessed At the police station or the local government office at
Fee payable. the applicant’s last registered residential address.
Form form 80 is available from the department or Apply Non-residents in person at the nearest
the website: www.immi.gov.au Austrian Embassy or Consulate.
Note clearances issued by any other authority will Provide passport or Austrian ID with photograph.
not be accepted. Fee payable.
Form from local police station/local government office,
Processing time approximately 1 – 14 days. applicant as well as their own valid identification
AZERBAIJAN before the certificate can be issued.
Relevant document Fee Payable (plus mailing costs)
Apply Residents Administration of Operational BAHRAIN
Statistic Information of Ministry of Interior. Relevant document
At 7 Gusi Gadjieva Street Baku 370005 ‘Good Conduct Certificate’
Phone (99412) 986396, 909285 Apply Residents in person or by mail to the
Non-residents through relatives in Azerbaijan, or by Ministry of Interior
mail as above, or to Moscow, or to the nearest Public Security
Consulate of the Azerbaijan Republic. General Directorate of CID
Provide passport or ‘query’ with indication of name, Non-residents in person to any Bahraini
patronymic, surname, maiden name, date. Embassy.
and place of birth, purpose of stay in Azerbaijan. Provide Residents copy of passport with
Form standard ‘query’ or free form of ‘query’. two non-glossy photographs, a copy of current and
previous Bahrain resident permits, a letter from the
BAHAMAS applicant’s current employer indicating they have no
Relevant Document objection to the applicant’s departure, CID will
‘Police Character Certificate’ schedule an interview during which the applicant will
Apply Residents and non residents in person or be fingerprinted.
At Officer in Charge, Criminal Records Office Non-residents copy of current and all previous
East Street North passports that contain Bahrain residence permits,
PO Box N-458 copy of latest Bahrain resident permit, three non-
Nassau, Bahamas glossy passport size photos with a blue background.
Tel: 242 322 4444 Copy of CBR card or CBR number.
Provide Bahamian applicants must be in possession Form to be completed and signed by the applicant
of a passport, driver’s license or voter’s cards to apply. at the embassy.
Non-Bahamian applicants must be in possession of a Fee payable.
valid passport. Processing time approximately two weeks or longer.
Online overseas applicants must forward a set of The penal clearance is valid for three months from the
fingerprints and copies of the first four pages of valid date of issue.
Fee payable (plus mailing costs). BANGLADESH
Note: Applicants who require fingerprint checks should Relevant document
apply in person at the Criminal Records Office, ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
Thompson Boulevard, so that their fingerprint can be Apply Resident citizens contact local police
scanned on the application, and the certificate can be Station.
ready on the pick-up date. A passport, driver’s license Resident non-citizens contact the Ministry of
or voter’s card must be submitted for identification Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Dhaka.
before fingerprints are checked. Non-resident citizens contact the local police
Applicants who applied for their certificates at a station in Bangladesh via a relative or friend or
particular station will need to collect them from the via the nearest Bangladeshi mission.
same station where they applied except where a Non-resident non-citizens write to the MFA or
fingerprint check is required. In this case, the approach the nearest Bangladeshi mission,
certificate will be collected from the Criminal Records which will forward request to MFA Dhaka.
Office, Thompson Boulevard. Provide Resident citizens, resident non-citizens
A person collecting character certificates on behalf of and non-resident citizens on application,
an applicant must present a valid identification authorities will advise what information/
(passport, driver’s license or voter’s card) for the documents should be provided, if any.
Non-resident non-citizens a photograph
plus full personal details including addresses in time spent outside of Barbados, if the period is six
Bangladesh. months or longer (for nationals).
BARBADOS Application form is available at
Relevant Document http://www.foreign.gov.bb/Userfiles/File/App%20fo
‘Police Certificate of Character’ r%20Certificate%20of%20Character.pdf
Apply Residents Fee payable.
At In person
Certificate of Character office BELARUS
Bridgetown Division Relevant document
Royal Barbados Police Force ‘Police certificate’
Corner of Roebuck Street Apply Residents in person to Central Information
Bridgetown, St. Michael. and Analytical Administration of the Ministry of Interior.
By post At Minsk or any regional city
The Commissioner of Police Non-residents in person or by post to nearest Belarus
Police Headquarters Embassy in country of residence, or via relatives in
Corner of Roebuck Street Belarus, or
Bridgetown, St. Michael, By post to Ministry of Interior
BARBADOS Gorodskoy val, 2 Minsk
Provide full name and alias(es), date of birth, place(s) Provide passport original or certified copy,
of residence(s), purpose of the request and application
passport details, date(s) of arrival to/departure Phone 222 2665
from Barbados (for non-nationals), period of
time spent outside Barbados, if the period is BELGIUM
six months or longer (for nationals). Relevant document
2. Female applicants must include all maiden ‘Extract from Judicial Record’
name(s), surname(s) carried in previous (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire [French], ‘Uittreksel uit het
marriage(s) . Strafregister’ [Flemish])
3. Application form is available at Certificate can be issued in Dutch, German or French
http://www.foreign.gov.bb/Userfiles/File/App% and will be sent by post only.
20for%20Certificate%20of%20Character.pdf Apply In person (residents only), by post, fax or
Apply Non-residents by mail email
At The Commissioner of Police To Federal Public Service Justice
Police Headquarters Service du Casier judiciaire central
Corner of Roebuck Street Boulevard de Waterloo 80
Bridgetown, St. Michael, 1000 Brussels – Belgium
BARBADOS e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Provide full name and alias(es), place(s) of Fax +32 (0)2.552.27.82
residence(s) in Barbados, purpose of the request, a Phone +32(0)2.552.27.47 (French)
full set of fingerprints taken by a recognised police +32(0)2.522.27.48 (Dutch, English)
authority, passport details, date(s) of arrival Opening hours: 9-11.30 14 -15.30 Mon-Friday.
to/departure from Barbados (for non-nationals), period Provide (i) If applying in person: a passport or
of time spent outside Barbados, if the period is six Belgian ID card.
months or longer (for nationals) and a stamped, self- (ii) If applying by mail from Belgium: a
addressed envelope (if the applicant wishes the police signed letter providing full name (with
clearance to be mailed). pre-marital name if applicable), date and
(Females must include all names: maiden names, place of birth, address in Belgium and
surnames carried in previous marriages), date of birth, the reason for the request and scanned copy of the
address while in Barbados, dates of arrival in and applicant’s passport
departure from Barbados (for non-nationals). Period of (iii) If applying by mail from outside Belgium:
a letter signed by each applicant giving full
names in capital letters, all given names, Certificado de Antecedentes
date and place of birth, nationality and Apply Residents in person to Policia Nacional
reason for request, a scanned copy of passport or Dirección Nacional de Fiscalización y Recaudaciones
identity document. Non-residents must appoint a Notary Public or a
Fee nil. friend or relative living in Bolivia with power of attorney
Processing time: ‘while you wait’ if applying in person to request a penal clearance certificate on their behalf
and approximately two working days if being posted. at
Policia Nacional Dirección Nacional de Fiscalización y
Apply Immigration Office At the nearest Policia Tecnica Judicial.
At Barrack Road Fee payable.
Provide: full name (including former name(s) if BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
applicable), date and place of birth, passport Relevant Document
number, period of residence in Belize, a set ‘Certificate of non-conviction’ (Uvjerenje o
of fingerprints and three photographs. nekaznjavanju)
Fee payable. Apply Residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP)
at place of residence or place of birth, and
BERMUDA Municipal court at place of residence (Opcinski
Relevant document sud/Osnovni sud).
‘Police Criminal Record Check’ Non residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) at
Apply Residents and non-residents in person place of last residence or place of birth; in person or
At any Bermuda Police Service Station or authority may be given to a relative, friend or lawyer in
Police Headquarters Bosnia to act on applicant’s behalf, and
10 Headquarters Hill Municipal court (Opcinski sud/Osnovni sud) at place of
Prospect Devonshire, DV 02 last residence: in person or authority may be given to
BERMUDA a relative, friend or lawyer in Bosnia to act on
Hamilton applicant’s behalf.
HMCX Bermuda Provide ID card, birth certificate or citizenship
Fax 441 299 4459 certificate.
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org Fee payable
By post to Bermuda Police Headquarters Form application form, requiring applicant’s full
Administration Department details, obtainable at police station or court
PO Box HM 530 Processing time approximately 1 – 14 days.
Hamilton, HM CX The penal clearance is valid for six months.
Provide full name and alias(es) and previous BOTSWANA
name(s), date of birth, previous address(es) in Apply Criminal Records Bureau
Bermuda and current address, and a written request At Private Bag 0400
from Australian office or post for the police certificate Piot 22117
Form Application form is available at Gabarone
DFs/Application%20for%20Police%20Criminal Provide full name, date and place of birth, dates of
%20Record%20Check.pdf residence in Botswana. New set of fingerprints, a
Fee payable. letter explaining the request, certified copies of the
Note Certificates may need to be released directly applicant’s work/residence permit in Botswana,
to the Australian office or post. certified copies of passports showing entry and exit
into and out of Botswana. If the applicant is outside of
BOLIVIA Botswana, these documents have to be sent to the
nearest Botswana High Commission to forwarded to
the Botswana Police.
Relevant document – Residents and Non-residents Relevant document
must provide two different types of penal ‘Conviction Status Certificate’ (Svidetelstvo za
certificate(‘Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais’) Sudimost)
Apply Residents in person to the office of the Apply Resident citizens in person at the Regional
• Justice Federal and Court where they are registered (under the jurisdiction
• Policia Federal of the Ministry of Justice)
in the state/city of residence for the previous ten Non-resident citizens may apply at the Bulgarian
years. embassy responsible for their country of residence. An
Non-residents (or applicants who are unable to apply applicant may also authorize a representative in
in person) can give power of attorney (Procuração) to Bulgaria, with a power of attorney or a certificate of
a relative/friend to obtain the document on their behalf. inheritor, to apply for and receive a Police Clearance
The power of attorney needs to specify the reason for Certificate on their behalf.
the request and be accompanied by a certified copy of Provide identity document, birth certificate, power of
the applicant’s National ID card. attorney and/or certificate of inheritors, when a
Fee nil. certificate is requested for another person, and in case
Provide certified copies of National ID card (both of alteration of names – also identity of names
sides), Brazilian tax card (CPF) and passport biodata statement.
page to the departmental processing office. The Fee BGL10.00 (Bulgarian Leva), deposited in DSK
original penal clearance must also be professionally Bank EAD, Sofia, to the Ministry of Justice’s account
translated. No. 3000173700, BIN 6301301084, Bank Code
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Processing time: approximately 1 – 2 days.
Relevant document Penal clearance is valid for 6 months.
‘Police Certificate of Good Conduct’ Form: available on website Bulgarian Ministry of
Apply Residents in person to: Justice
Director of Criminal Investigation Department http://www.mjeli.government.bg/Direkcii/apps.aspx?cc
Commissioner of Police, =en&id=central
Police Headquarters Gadong, Phone: +359 2 92 37 355
Bandar Seri Begawan, Note The acceptance of documents required for issue
Negara Brunei Darussalam BE 1710 of conviction status certificates takes place every
Phone 673 245 9500 ext 324 working day from 9.30am to 11.00am and from
Apply Non-residents can ask a representative in 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Brunei Darussalam to obtain a clearance on their
behalf. If this is not possible, the applicant should BURKINA FASO
approach the Brunei Darussalam mission in their Relevant document
country of residence to apply. ‘Casier Judiciaire’
Website www.mfa.gov.bn Apply Greffier en Chef du Tribunal
Provide a letter stating full name, date of birth, de Grande Instance
address, purpose of application, period of stay in 01 BP 526
Brunei, details of employment in Brunei (if applicable), Ouagadougou 01
and a copy of current passport and a copy of identity Province du Kadiogo
card stating the colour (if still available) Burkina Faso.
Fee payable. Phone +226 50 32 42 17
Provide birth certificate, revenue stamp of
200 Francs, registration fee of 125 Francs.
Note Police clearances cannot be obtained
By non-residents. Police certificates issued within At Provisional Court where the person resides; in
Burkina Faso are only valid for a period of three Yaounde at Court of Justice; or at the Cameroon
months. Embassy or High Commission of the country of the
BURMA (MYANMAR) resident.
Relevant document Non Residents – are required to register their
‘Police Clearance’ presence and their departure to obtain a stamp in their
Recommendation free of criminal offence. passport from the Commissioner of Police in the town
Apply in person to the local township police office where they reside. This stamp will only be placed in
Provide: proof of identity (resident: NRC, resident the passport once a check has been run with the local
non-citizen passport). court and a clear record returned.
Fee payable. Provide: document of identity, passport, forms
obtained on application.
BURUNDI Fee payable 2500 Cameroon Francs.
‘Extract of Police Record’ CANADA
Apply Resident and non-resident citizens Relevant document
Commisariat General de le Police Judiciare ‘Police Certificate for Visa.’
At Police HQ. Purposes (for residents with no prior record), or
BP417 Bujumbura Certified Criminal Record Verification (for residents
Burundi with prior record or non-residents with or without
Note While applications by post will be accepted, prior record).
it is preferred that non-resident citizens have a Apply Residents with no prior record in person
Burundi resident apply in person at Police HQ At Local police or provincial police station.
Bujumbura on their behalf. Apply Residents with prior record and Non-
Provide a letter of introduction and explanation of Residents
why the Police Certificate is required, two passport By mail
photographs, certified copy of ID card, and a certified At The Director
copy of passport if not living in Burundi. Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification
Fee BIF 1000. Services
For further information contact +257 2222 5783. RCMP, NPS Bldg
1200 Vanier Parkway
CAMBODIA Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
Apply Residents residing in Phnom Penh By courier
and non-citizens At The Director
At Ministry of Justice Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification
Sothearos Blde Services
Phnom Penh RCMP, NPS Bldg, Loading Dock #1
Apply Residents residing outside of 1200 Vanier Parkway
Phnom Penh Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
At Chief of Police of local police authority. Provide For detailed information and application
Fee payable. instructions, refer to website: www.rcmp-
grc.gc.ca Click on Criminal Record Check
CAMEROON Fee may be payable.
Apply In person to your council. Note Police records checks or police certificates
If the applicant was not born in Douala, they should issued by third parties (such as truecheck.ca
obtain a chief’s letter from the place of their birth or or mybackcheck.com, etc) are NOT
country of origin. If the applicant has been convicted acceptable. Only checks and certificates
of an offence, they must obtain a special certificate issued by a Canadian Government police
called ‘Non-Conviction Certificate’ which costs 1,200 authority are acceptable.) Hand-delivered
Francs in Yaounde.
fingerprint submissions will NOT be accepted (cun tang ka), and the authorisation letter (if applying
by local RCMP offices. via a third party). The police station may request a
statement from the applicant's employer or in the case
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS of unemployment, a letter from the residential
Apply to Ministry of Justice. committee or personal dossier department to the
At Praia. same effect).
Non-citizens original passport (or copy of passport,
CAYMAN ISLANDS original Temporary Residence Card (ju liu zheng) or
Apply Residents in person Temporary Residence Permit, original Police
At local police authority. Clearance certificate (wu fan zui ji lu zheng ming) from
Non-residents by mail the local Police Station, or in some areas, the Public
At Fingerprint Bureau Security Bureau, and authorisation letter (if applying
Royal Cayman Islands via a third party cable). To obtain the Police Clearance
Central Police Station certificate from the Local Police Station or PSB, non-
PO Box 909 citizens must provide the following documents: original
George Town, Grand Cayman passport(s) (or copy of passport(s) – including both the
CAYMAN ISLANDS, WEST INDIES current passport and any old passports in which the
Provide: full set of fingerprints taken by a recognised Chinese visa was attached, a letter from the work unit
police authority, full name, date and place of birth, or university/school where the non-citizen worked or
citizenship(s) held, dates and places of residence in studied while in China, and an authorisation letter (if
the Cayman Islands and passport details. applying via a third party). The PSB will only issue
Fee payable. Police Clearance certificates to applicants with Z
(Work), X (Student) and J1 (Journalist) visa classes.
CHILE Holders of other classes of visa will need to enquire
Apply using form 80 directly with the PSB for local procedures to obtain
At the departmental office/post processing police clearance certificates
the application Note Application procedures may differ slightly
Provide proof of identity. between different provinces, districts or cities.
Form form 80 from the department or at Applicants are encouraged to confirm the procedure
www.immi.gov.au directly with the local PSB and/or Public Notary Office.
Obtain a notarised translation of the certificate.
CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF Provide both the original and notarised translation of
Relevant document the “No Criminal Convictions Certificate” to the office
‘Notary Certificate of No Criminal Convictions’ processing the application.
Apply applicants (or authorised person) must apply Fee payable.
in person at the Notary Public Office in the
province/city/district of previous residence in China. HONG KONG
Obtain the “No Criminal Convictions Certificate” from (SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION)
the local police station and provide this to the Notary Relevant document
Public Office to apply for the ‘Notary Certificate of No ‘Certificate of No Criminal Conviction’ (CNCC)
Criminal Convictions’. Applications by mail will not be Apply Hong Kong (SAR) Police Identification
Provide Citizens original ID card, original Permanent Residents in person to the CNCC Office.
Residence Registration (hukou) booklet, original ‘No Non-residents by mail to
Criminal Convictions’ certificate (wu fan zui zheng The Commissioner of Police
ming) from the local Police Station and authorisation (Att: OIC CNCC).
letter (if applying via a third party). At 14/F, Arsenal House
To obtain the ‘No Criminal Convictions’ certificate from Police Headquarters
the local Police Station, applicants must apply with the 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai
following documents: original ID card, original file card Hong Kong
Phone (852) 2860 6557 (local) Relevant document
or (852) 2860 6558 (overseas) ‘Certificado Judicial’
Fax (852) 2200 4321 Apply in person at the regional centres of
Provide passport or Hong Kong ID card, original Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad
and photocopy of the referral letter from the DIAC (DAS) – appointment required, refer to
office processing the application. Fingerprints for Website www.das.gov.co
Residents are taken at interview. Non-residents Provide 2 photos, original of Cedula de Ciudadania
must obtain and send fingerprints certified (name, (citizens only), passport, photocopy of passport ID
rank, full name of agency and date) by the police page
agency of the country of residence. Applicants must Fee Nil
firstly lodge their visa application. A letter of referral Citizens and former citizens outside Columbia
from the DIAC office requesting the clearance must be Relevant document
issued before a clearance can be applied for and this ‘Certificado Judicial Consular’
referral letter must be submitted when applying to the Apply at the nearest Columbian consulate.
Hong Kong authorities. Provide a signed application with a photo and
Fee payable. fingerprints. Fingerprints can be taken by the
Form Residents obtain at a pre-arranged Colombian consulate.
interview with the HKP or can be downloaded from the Fee payable $US25.00 if applying through the
following website www.info.gov.hk/police . Colombian Consulate (appointment necessary)
Email for further information Processing time approximately two months.
email@example.com Website applicants can obtain further information
Non-residents obtain form from the web address from www.das.gov.co
Relevant document Relevant document
‘Certificate of Criminal Record’ ‘National Police Check’
Apply Residents over 16 to: Apply In person
Avenida da Praia Grande At the Master of Justice
No. 804 Edf China Plaza 1 Non-residents apply in person at Master of Justice,
Andar Macau nearest Comore Embassy in country of residence
Non-residents over 16 to: Provide birth certificate, passport and motivational
Avenida da Praia Grande letter.
No. 804 Edf China Plaza 1 Fee payable.
or by mail - PO Box 1089 Macau SAR CONGO(Democratic Republic Of)
(if outside Macau) Relevant document
Provide: Residents Macau Resident Identity Card ‘Police Criminal Record’ issued by Direction generale
(BIR) de la Police Judiciare Direction de I’Identite Judiciare
Non-residents present proof of residence in Macau 14 Avenue Kalemie, Commune de Gombe
(residence permit, Identity permit of non-resident Kinshasa DRC
worker and valid travel documents) Apply Residents in person
Form Information is available on the Non-residents – Apply at the nearest
following website Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Embassy.
Website www.gov.mo At Municipality of their area, Department of
Fee payable. Home Affairs or nearest Congo Embassy in
the country of residence
COLOMBIA Provide Copy of Identity Document and fingerprints (if
Citizens and Non-citizens over 18 applying from outside of DRC).
residing in Colombia Fee payable.
Provide original or certified copy of ID card (Osobna
Iskanzica), or passport (Putovnica)
COOK ISLANDS Form application forms are available online
Relevant Document at www.pravosudje.hr
Cook Islands Police Consent To Disclosure Of Processing time:’while you wait’ if applying in person,
Information otherwise a few days as clearance is sent by post.
Apply Cook Islands Police
PO Box 101 CUBA
Avarua, Rarotonga Relevant document
COOK ISLANDS Police clearance ‘Certificado de Antecedentes’
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Apply Residents in Ministerio de Justicia
Provide Application with scanned copy of passport At Ministerio de Justicia Prado y Carcel
Fee $NZ30.00 payable as a bank draft cheque which Provide proof of identity
should be posted to above postal address. Non-residents through Cuban Consular Offices or
Consultoria Juridica Internacional or through giving a
COSTA RICA relative or friend in Cuba written authority
Apply Residents in person to Provide: evidence of legal stay (temporary or
Suprema Corte de Justicia (Supreme Court) definitive) and proof of identity
At Registro Judicial Fee payable.
300 mts sur de la Asamblea Legislativa
Edificio OIJ 3° Piso CYPRUS, REPUBLIC OF
Corte Suprema de Justicia Relevant document
San José. ‘Police Clearance’
Phone (506) 295 3460 Apply Residents in person at the local police station
Provide proof of identity and/or present passport and Non-residents by mail
complete names of both parents. To Police Headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus OR at
Fee payable. a Republic of Cyprus overseas mission
Non-residents apply in person to the nearest Costa Provide For citizens of the Republic of Cyprus full
Rican embassy or consulate name, full names of parents, date and place of birth,
Provide proof of identity and present passport passport number and place of issue, Republic of
Fee payable. Cyprus ID card number, current and permanent
address, reason for request, two current passport size
CROATIA photos which have been certified by an authorised
Relevant document person.
‘Certificate of No Convictions’ For citizens of a foreign country full name, full
(Potvrda o Nekaznjavanju) names of parents, date and place of birth, passport
Apply For any prior conviction number and place of issue as well as the A.R.C
Ministry of Justice (Ministarstvo Pravosudja) number of the “Alien Book” OR the "Temporary
Department for Penal Law, Criminal Records Residence" slip OR the “M.P” number stamped in the
Section (Uprava za kazneno pravo, passport, current and permanent address, reason for
Odjel za kaznenu evidenciju) request, two current passport size photos which have
Savska 41/25 (‘Zagrepcanka’) been certified by an authorised person. The applicant
10000 Zagreb. will need a letter from the department advising that a
For any current legal proceedings/charges Municipal Police Clearance Certificate is required from the
Court at the place of residence (Opcinski Sud) Republic of Cyprus Police authorities.
Residents directly at the above address in person or Form “Criminal Record Application” is available
by mail online at: www.police.gov.cy
Non-residents in person or by mail Fee payable (please confirm fee with the Republic
At nearest Croatian Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus Police Authorities).
Non-residents passport or original birth certificate
CYPRUS accompanied by a Czech translation.
(TURKISH OCCUPIED AREAS) Fee payable.
Relevant document Website : http://portal.justice.cz
‘Police Clearance’ (form P.19) Processing time one day to three weeks.
Apply Residents In person to the local police station
Non-Residents in person at an overseas DENMARK
representative office of the “Turkish Republic of Relevant document
Northern Cyprus” OR at a Republic of Turkey ‘Crime Certificate’ (Straffeattest)
overseas mission. Apply Residents at the local Police Station.
Provide full name, full names of parents, date and Non-residents and non-citizens by mail, fax or email
place of birth, passport number and place of to the Commissioner of Police in Denmark.
issue, ID card number, current and permanent At Rigspolitiet
addresses, occupation, army number, two recent Center fro Almen Jura
passport size photos attested by a certifying officer Kriminalregisteret
(muktar), reason for request. The applicant will need a Polititovert 14
letter from the department advising that a Police 1789 Copenhagen W
Clearance Certificate is required from the “Turkish Denmark
Republic of Northern Cyprus” Police authorities Tel: +45 35 21 62 16
Fee payable. Fax: +45 35 21 02 20
Form available from the local police office OR from Email email@example.com
a Republic of Turkey overseas mission. Provide written and signed request together with
copy of passport, information on last registered
CZECH REPUBLIC address in Denmark and a return address. An English
Relevant Document copy can be requested.
‘Police Clearance Certificate’ (Zadost o vypis z Website www.politi.dk
rejstriku trestu) Fee The certificate is free of charge
Apply Residents applications for an excerpt from Processing time ‘while you wait’ if applying in person,
the Penal Register can be filed with a local authority, a otherwise several working days if the certificate is
municipal authority, a city authority, a district authority posted.
or the local authority in the capital city of Prague, or in
territorially segmented statutory cities by the city office DJIBOUTI
or the city section office which keeps the register, or at Apply Police certificates are issued by the Tribunal
the Penal Register in Prague 4, Soudní 1 (Pražského de Djibouti.
povstání metro station on the “C” line), at the branch At Ministere de l’Interieur
office of the Penal Register in Brno, Husova 15 BCN – Interpol Djibouti
(building of Regional Court Brno), at the branch office B.P. 4239
of the Penal Register in Ostrava, Sokolská třída 16 Djibouti
(building B of Regional Court Ostrava), at the branch Provide Residents completed application form,
office of the Penal Register in Plzeň, Stehlíkova required fee and National ID card
3/1148 (building of District Court Plzeň - sever) and at Foreign nationals or non-residents
the branch office of the Penal Register in Karlovy completed application form, required fee,
Vary, Moskevská 17 (building of District Court Karlovy Passport/National ID card and Proof of legal
Vary). residence in Djibouti.
Note Authority may be given to another person to
act on the applicant’s behalf. DOMINICA
Apply Non-residents nearest Czech diplomatic Relevant document
mission, in person or authority may be given to ‘Certificate of No Criminal Record’ (Certificado de No
another person to act on the applicant’s behalf Antecedentes Policiales)
Provide Residents Czech ID or birth certificate
Apply Residents and non-residents in person or District Administrator; Passport and National
through a representative acting on the applicant’s Timor Leste ID card (for citizens), and a letter
behalf, or by mail. from employer/mission.
To Criminal Investigations Department Forms available from Office of Civil Registrations.
Police Headquarters Fee Nil.
Reseau, Dominica Note Applicants must apply in person or provide a
Phone 767 448 2222 proxy, ‘procuracao’, for a third party to attend in
Provide residents and non-residents- passport, all person on the applicant's behalf.
previous names used, current and previous places of
residence, two photographs. Non-residents must also ECUADOR
provided a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognised Relevant document
police authority and a self addressed and stamped ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Personales’
envelope. Citizens and non-citizens (over 18years of age)
Note Certificates may need to be released directly residing in Ecuador
to the Australian office or post. Apply in person through Policia Nacional del
Fee payable. Ecuador Direccion Nacional de la Policia Nacional
At Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Policia Judicial.
Apply Residents in person Provide Cedula de Identidad (ID) or passport, a
At Procuraduria General de la Republica passport size photo.
Dominicana Fee payable.
Centro de Atencion al Ciudadano Citizens (over 18 years of age) not residing in
Av Maximo Gomez #21, Esq Bolivar Ecuador
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Apply through the nearest Ecuadorian Consulate.
Phone 809 533 3522 (ext3028) At Agregaduria de Policia (if available in the
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Consulate)
Website: www.procuraduria.gov.do Provide Cedula de Identidad (ID), passport
Non-residents Note Ecuadorians residing outside Ecuador can
At The Office of the Prosecutor General authorise a relative to obtain the certificate. They need
(Procuraduria General de la Republica to provide their ID (cedula) as proof of relationship.
Dominicana) for instructions . This form may be issued at a cost of US$17.00
Provide residents and non-residents – a photocopy payable at Puente Portete Y Avenida Barcelona S/N,
of both sides of the applicant’s Dominican National in Guayaquil, or at the Office of Archivo Central (Police
Identification Card (cedula), valid passport and one central archive) located at Ave. Cuenca and Mideros
passport-sized photograph. St. in Quito. No certificates are obtainable for
Foreign residents and former residents should foreigners who reside in or have resided in Ecuador.
provide a resident card and a copy of their passport.
Fee payable. EGYPT
EAST TIMOR ‘Certificate of Criminal Status’
Relevant document Apply Residents Ministry of Interior
‘Certificado De Registro Criminal’ (Criminal Registry At the local Police Station which will forward the
Certificate) request to the Department of Criminal Investigations,
At Office of Civil Registrations Cairo.
Direcao Nacional dos Registos e do Notariado Non-residents in person at the Egyptian Embassy or
Registo Criminal (Criminal Registry) Consulate
Ministerio da Justica (Ministry of Justice) Provide fingerprints from local police, ID and a photo
Dili, East Timor Fee payable. Three Egyptian pounds for standard
Provide one passport size photo; ‘Declaro do and six Egyptian pounds for urgent.
Domicilio’ signed by Chief of Village or Sub Form can be bought and stamp duty paid at post
offices in Egypt Provide: full set of fingerprints, certified copy of
Processing time approximately 24 hours for urgent passport or ID, passport photos.
requests and 3 – 4 days for standard requests. Fee payable.
Note Police certificates will not be issued to Eritrean
EL SALVADOR citizens who cannot provide evidence that they have
Relevant document paid a state imposed tax which is placed on all
‘Good Conduct Certificate’ (Solvencia de la PolicÍa) Eritrean citizens, regardless of country of residence.
Apply in person to the
Director General of National Police. ESTONIA
At Cuartel Central San Salvador. Relevant document
Provide Residents identity card (cedula), Resident citizens ‘Criminal Record Check’
fingerprints taken at the local police station, Apply Residents and non-residents in person, by
four identical passport-size, full-face mail or e-mail.
photographs and one of a side profile. In person
Provide non-residents original documents At Any service office of the
(Salvadoran birth certificate, cedula and passport), Citizenship and Migration Bureau of the
photographs to the nearest Salvadoran embassy or Prefectures of the Police and Border Guard
consulate, where fingerprints will be taken. Documents Board all over Estonia.
can then be forwarded by the applicant to a Website http://www.politsei.ee/en/kontakt/index.dot
Salvadoran resident. Note the former customer service at address Pärnu
Fee payable. mnt 139, Tallinn, is closed for clients wishing to call in
Note non-residents should give a power of person).
attorney to a Salvadoran resident. By mail
At Criminal Record Registry (Karistusregister)
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Police and Border Guard Board (Politsei –ja
Residents and non-residents Piirivalveamet)
Relevant document Pärnu mnt 139
‘Police Certificate’ issued by the Ministry of Justice. 15060 TALLINN
Non-residents – must contact their mission in ESTONIA
Equatorial Guinea to obtain a police certificate. If the By e-mail: a digitally signed application has to be sent
country of origin has a reciprocal agreement with to email@example.com
Equatorial Guinea, then a police certificate can be Phone +372 612 3468
issued, if they do not a police certificate will not be E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
issued. Website: http://www.politsei.ee
Apply in person. Form: available on-line:
At Director General De Seguridad Nacional http://www.politsei.ee/en/teenused/karistusregister/
Avenida De La Independencia Malabo. Provide application form, copy of passport/ID card
Provide: Residence Permit and passport ID photo. (signed and dated)
Fee Nil. Fee free of charge once per year; otherwise: a State
fee of 50.- (fifty) kroons applies. For payment details
ERITREA see website.
Apply Residents Processing time approximately 2-10 working days
Eritrean Police Headquarters Fee payable (see website).
PO Box 1223 ETHIOPIA
Asmara, Eritrea Relevant document
Contact +2911 127799 ‘Police certificate’
Non-residents nearest Eritrean mission must provide Apply Citizens and non-citizens residing in
a power of attorney for an individual resident in Eritrea Ethiopia for 6 months or longer
to apply for the certificate on their behalf. Ethopian Federal Commission Forensic
Investigation Department Fax +358 (0) 10 36 65 783
PO Box 199 e-mail email@example.com
Addis Ababa Website www.oikeus.fi/oikeusrekisterikeskus and
Phone 251-115-512744 ms/forms/ork_ork02/index.html
Provide: Citizens residing in Ethiopia – two Provide reason for check, for which country and
passport size photos, copies of any passport, national language of extract, Finnish security code
identity cards and correspondence from the office (henkilotunnus), full name (including
requesting the clearance papers. maiden/previously used names) date and place (city
Citizens not residing in Ethiopia – and country) of birth, citizenship, signature and return
original fingerprints document from the police authority mailing address.
in resident country, copies of relevant passport pages Applications can be lodged by mail, fax or e-email.
and correspondence from the office requesting the Forms can be downloaded from website in English.
clearance papers. Fee payable (currently EUR 60.60) Extract costs
Processing time residents approximately one week EUR 10.00.
and non-residents approximately four weeks or more. Processing time approximately 1-2 working days.
Relevant document Relevant document
‘Police Clearance Certificate’ ‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier
Apply Residents in person Judiciaire Bulletin nº 3)
At Central Police Station Apply Residents and Non-Residents in person or
Joske Street, Suva by mail to
Non-residents by mail French Criminal records Office
To Commissioner of Police Casier Judiciaire National
GPO Box 239, Suva, Fiji At 107 rue du Landreau
Provide A letter from the departmental office/post 44317 Nantes Cedex 3
processing the application requesting the penal (Note: French citizens born in France or in the
clearance; a passport sized photo; original or certified territories may apply directly at
copy of Birth Certificate. www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr/qn/b3/eje20)
and/or certified copy of passport bio data page Provide completed application form, photocopy of
Residents applicants who have lodged at the passport or ID card if not born in France.
Australian High Commission can obtain form “A” at Note Individuals born in Overseas Territories or in a
that office. Clients who have lodged an application at Territorial Unit should go to the Clerk’s Office at the
another DIAC office should contact the Central Police Court of First Instance, in the place where they were
Station – Suva. born.
Fee payable. Fee Nil.
Form Applicants who have lodged at the Australian Processing time approximately two weeks unless
High Commission obtain form “A” at that office. Clients requested via internet or minitel when it is
who have lodged an application at another DIAC office approximately two days.
should contact the Central Police Station – Suva.
FINLAND Relevant document
Relevant document ‘Extrait du Casier Judiciaire’ (Police Record Check)
‘Extract from Criminal Records’ (Rikosrekisteriote) Non-French citizens and French citizens
Apply by mail , fax or email to born outside French Guyana
Legal Register Centre Apply Casier Judiciaire National
At PO Box 157 At 107 rue du Landreau
13101 Hameenlinna 44079 Nantes Cedex 01
Phone +358 (0) 10 36 65 662 France
Provide proof of identity or residence status in French citizens born in French Polynesia
country (photocopy of passport or identity Apply in person or by mail to
card and ‘Carte de Sejour’). Court of First Instance
Form ‘Request for a bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3, At Criminal Records Department
Extrait du casier judiclaire). French Polynesia
Fee Nil Court of First Instance
French citizens born in French Guyana B.P. 4633
Relevant document 98713 Papeete TAHITI
‘Extrait du Casier Judiciaire’ or ‘Request for a bulletin Phone: 00 689 41 55 00
no 3’ (Demande de B3) – Police Record Check’ Fax: 00 689 45 40 12
Apply in person Fee payable.
At Tribunal de Grande Instance de Form ‘Request for a bulletin no 3’ (Demande de
Cayenne B3/Extrait du casier Judiciaire).
Avenue General de Gaulle
97300 Cayenne FUTUNA ISLAND
By mail National Criminal Records (See WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS)
44317 Nantes cedex 3
By Fax 02 51 89 89 18 GAMBIA
Provide identification and passport. Apply Ministry of Justice
Form Available on line at At Banjul
https://www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/b3/eje20c Provide Local residents - fingerprints, which can be
Fee Nil. taken at the local police station. Overseas requests:
Note Do not attach an envelope or stamp for reply. If provide fingerprints.
the applicant was born outside France, even if they Fee payable.
are French, they must enclose proof of identity
(photocopy of an official document containing GABON
preference descent). Relevant document
‘Extrait de Casier Judiciaire’
Reminder: If born in Mayotte, New Caledonia,
Apply Residents in person
French Polynesia or Wallis and Futuna, the applicant
At any Judicial Court in their place of birth or
must submit your request in the Court of First
nearest Gabon Embassy in the country of residence
Instance to your place of their birth.
Gabonese residents in Libreville or residents
Processing time: approximately two weeks. abroad can obtain their police certificates through the
Tribunal de premiere Onstance de Libreville.
FRENCH POLYNESIA Gabonese residents in the interior parts of the
Relevant document country can obtain their police certificates from
‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier Tribunal de Premiere Instance in the provincial capital
Judiciaire) city in their area of residence.
Non-French citizens and French Foreign born Gabonese citizens and foreign
citizens born outside French Polynesia nationals, who currently or previously had resided
Apply by mail to in Gabon, can only obtain police certificates from the
Casier Judiciaire National Gabonese Ministry of Justice in Libreville.
107 rue du Landreau Provide birth certificate, passport.
or through the internet at the Fee Nil.
website - www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr
At 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 GEORGIA
France Apply Residents Information Centre of
Provide proof of identity or residence status in Ministry of Interior
country (photocopy of passport or identity card and At 10 General Gia Gulua Street
‘Carte de Sejour’). Tbilisi 380014
Phone (995 32) 996233 can apply for a Ghana police certificate. The applicant
Fax (995 32) 931617 must provide the UNHCR identification with or in lieu
Non-residents to nearest Consulate of of a passport.
Georgia. Fee payable.
Provide request letter from DIAC. Penal clearance is valid for six months from date of
Relevant document Relevant document
Residents and non-residents the ‘Police Good ‘Penal Certificate for General Use’
Conduct Certificate’ (Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis) Apply Residents of Greece (including non-
Apply Residents in person to the local registration Greek citizens) in person at any KEP (Client Service
office( Buergeramnt/Buergerbuero) with personal ID Centre) or by phone to KEP on 1502
card or passport. Non-citizens living in Athens can also apply in person
At town/city of residence at the Ministry of Justice.
Fee payable (currently EUR 13) 96 Mesogion Street
German citizens or former residents Athens, 11527
outside Germany Provide Identity Card for Greek citizens or
Apply nearest German Embassy/Consulate passport/resident permit for foreigners.
or directly by mail (not fax) to Apply Non-residents in person at a Greek
Bundesamt für Justiz Embassy/Consulate.
Sachgebiet IV 21/IR Provide Identity Card or passport.
53094 Bonn, Germany Processing time approximately two weeks through
Provide full personal details and signature officially KEP, foreigners residing in Greece can obtain the
witnessed by a German diplomatic or consular document from the Ministry of Justice within one
mission, foreign government agency or a Notary working day.
Public. Alternatively, enclose an officially certified copy
of passport or ID card containing personal details. This GRENADA
copy is to be signed by the person making the Apply Residents and non-residents in person,
application prior to certification. through a representative acting on the applicant’s
Note: The certificate will be issued in German only behalf or by mail.
Fee payable (currently EUR 13) At Criminal Records Office
Website www.bundesjustizamt.de Police Headquarters
Processing time: approximately one week or more St Georges, GRENADA
(includes postal service time). Phone 473 440 2823
Provide Residents two passport-sized photographs
GHANA Non-residents two passport-sized photographs, full
Relevant document set of fingerprints taken by a recognised police
‘Police clearance certificate’ authority, details of periods of residency, previous
Apply Residents in person. addresses and a stamped self addressed envelope if
Non-residents by mail to the applicant wants the police clearance to be mailed.
Commissioner of Police Fee payable.
Ghana Police Service (Headquarters) Note Certificates may need to be released directly to
Criminal Investigation Department the Australian office or post.
At PO Box 505
Accra, Ghana GUADELOUPE
Provide a certified set of the applicant’s fingerprints Relevant document
taken by a recognised police department in resident ‘Extrait de casier judiciare’
country, three passport sized photos, completed Apply Residents French citizens born in
application form, certified copy of passport. A refugee Guadaloupe may request the certificate.
At Tribunal de Grande Instance de Basse- Fee payable.
Boulevard Felix et Boe
97109 Basse Terre GUINEA
OR Apply Guinean citizens resident in Guinea should
Tribunal de Grande Instance de Pointe-Pitre apply to their local police station.
Place Gourbeyre There are no established procedures for
97110 Pointe-a-Pitre non-citizens to obtain a police certificate
Non-residents non-French citizens and French from Guinea.
citizens born outside Guadaloupe should apply by mail
requesting a Bulletin no. 3 GUINEA - BISSAU
At Casier Judiciare National Apply Ministry of Justice.
107 rue de Landreau At Bissau.
F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
Website www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr Apply Residents in person to Police Headquarters.
Fee payable. At Eve Leary Kingston
Georgetown (Clearance Office)
GUAM Provide right thumbprint and three photographs
Relevant document (taken at the time of application).
‘Court Record Clearance’ Fee payable.
Apply Residents to the Local Police authority.
Non-residents Superior Court of Guam HAITI
Records Division Relevant document
At 120 W O’Brien Drive ‘Casier Judiciaire’
Hagatna 96 910 Apply Residents
Provide name, date of birth, social security number. At The local Greffe des Tribunaux de premiere
Fee payable. Instance.
Provide copy of birth certificate, original and a copy of
GUATEMALA identity card or National Identification Card and one
Relevant document passport sized photograph.
(1) ‘Police Clearance’, (‘Antecedentes Policiacos’) Apply Non-residents
available from National Police, and At the local Greffe des Tribunaux de Premiere
(2) Penal clearance ‘Antecedentes Penales’ Instance of former residence in Haiti.
(indicating whether judicial process is underway Fee payable.
or outstanding) from Supreme Court).
Apply (1) Secretaria de la PolicÍa Nacional HONDURAS
(2) Corte Supreme de Justicia, in person Residents – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ (Certificado
Certificates may be issued to a third party in de Buena Conducta).
possession of written authorisation from the Apply in person to the National Bureau of
applicant. Investigations (Direccion Nacional de Investigaciones).
At (1) Guatemala City, or Regional Headquarters At Tegucigalpa
(Jefatura Nacional) National Police (Policia Provide passport residence book (carnet de
Nacional), in capital of relevant province residencia), certificates from Honduran ‘Ministerio de
(2) National Supreme Court, Gobernacion y Inmigracion’.
Guatemala City. Non-citizen married to a Honduran
Provide: (1) national ID card (cedula de vecindad) or marriage certificate, birth certificates of Honduran
passport, 2 sheets of stamped legal paper children, letters of employment/study, one . photo 7.5
(papel sellado) x 9 cm, fingerprints taken.
(2) national ID or passport. Fee payable.
Note anyone can apply on behalf of the applicant–
HUNGARY they would need to present a letter of authorisation
Relevant document and their ID, as well as a copy of the applicant’s ID.
‘Police Penal Certificate’ Non-residents can also send a written request for a
(Hatósági Erkölcsi Bizonyítvány) Crime Certificate by email or post to:
Apply Residents in person, by post or email Prosecutor General
In person (Sakaskra Rikisins)
At Kozigazgatasi es Elektronikus At Hverfisgata 6, IS – 150 Reykjavik, Iceland
Kozszolgaltatasok Kozponti Hivatala - KEKKH Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Central Office for Administrative and Phone +354 530 1600
Electronic Public Service): Email email@example.com.
KEKKH Client service office Phone +354 560 3000 (8.30-11.00 Mo-Fri)
Vaskapu u. 30/a, Processing time ‘while you wait’ if applying in person,
1097 Budapest otherwise approximately five working days (take into
Phone +36 1 273 4800 (if calling from outside account additional time needed by postal service).
Hungary: +36 1 452 3622) Fee (currently) – ISK 2.000.
Fax +36 1 455 6875,
email firstname.lastname@example.org INDIA
Website www.nyilvantarto.hu Relevant document
By mail ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
To Kozigazgatasi es Elektronikus Apply Citizens Regional Passport Office in person.
Kozszolgaltatasok Kozponti Hivatala Resident non-citizens in person at the Ministry of
(KEKKH), Pf 172, Home Affairs of their stat.e
1475 Budapest, Hungary Non-residents (citizens) nearest Indian High
By email www.nyilvantarto.hivatal home page through Commission or Consulate or Embassy in country of
client service portal residence.
Non-residents Non-residents (other national) in writing with
At the nearest Hungarian foreign relevant information concerning the stay period
mission/embassy (address/time spent) along with personal particulars
Provide Application form, ID number, full names and reason for requiring the Police Clearance
(current and previous), date and place of birth, Certificate to: Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home
mother’s maiden name, permanent address. Affairs, Jaisalmer House, Mansingh Road, New Delhi.
Form available at any post office or electronically at Non-residents can also obtain a Police Clearance
above website. Certificate from Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
Fee payable 3100 HUF, for urgent processing if there is no FRRO office in their location
4400HUF At Foreigners Division
Processing time approximately five working days Ministry of Home Affairs
from receipt of application. Jaisalmer House
26 Mansingh Road (opposite Taj Mansingh
ICELAND Hotel) New Delhi – 110 001
Relevant document Phone 91-011-23389517 / 23385741
‘Crime Certificate’ (Sakavottord) At Foreigner Regional Registration Office
Apply Residents and non-residents in person East Block VIII
at the nearest office of Level II
The District Commissioner of Kópavogur, R.K. Puram, Sector-1
Iceland (Sýslumaðurinn í Kópavogi). New Delhi – 110 022
Provide ID card or passport. Phone 91-011-26711443
Form available at any police station. Form depends on the office conducting the
check/producing the certificate.
INDONESIA Non-residents to Iranian Embassy in country of
Relevant document residence (Embassy will forward request to Iranian
‘Good Conduct Certificate’ MFA for PR&AD), or to Interpol in country of residence
Surat Keterangan Catatan Kepolisian (SKCK) (that agency will forward request to Interpol Tehran).
Citizen residents (and citizen non residents Provide two photographs and ID card issued by the
if they maintain their Kartu Tanda Penduduk, citizen General Department of Civil Status and Census
non-residents without KTP follow procedures for non- registration. Personal details and fingerprints for
Apply Local District OR Police Headquarters (Mabes Fee payable.
Non-citizens Badan Intelijen Keamanan IRELAND
Mabes Polri Relevant document
Building D, Room 1013 ‘Police Certificate of Character’
At Jln Trunojoyo No 3 Apply Residents in person
Kebayoran BaruJakarta Selatan At local Garda station at place of residence.
12110 Garda Headquarters can provide contact details for
Phone 021 7218270 or 7398181 local Garda stations.
Provide Citizen residents (and citizen non residents Apply Non-residents by mail.
if they maintain their Kartu Tanda Penduduk), a At Write to Superintendent in charge of district
recommendation letter from the sub-district police covering the area of the applicant’s principal place of
officer, resident identification card (KTP), birth former residence in Ireland.
certificate, family card, photocopy of passport Website www.garda.ie
(including bio-data), two colour photos 4cm x 6cm and
for persons still studying, a permission letter from their ISRAEL
parents. Relevant document – ‘Certificate Attesting
Non-citizens resident in Indonesia four months or Existence/Non-Existence of a Criminal Record’
longer – letter of application, photocopy of passport (Teudat Hameidah Al Rishoum/Header Rishoum Plili).
(including biodata page and page(s) containing the Apply Residents any police station.
Indonesian visa and arrival/departure stamps), Non-residents nearest Israeli diplomatic/consular
photocopy of Indonesian residence permit – Karta Izin mission, in person.
Tinggal Terbatas (KITAS), photocopy of Indonesian Provide Citizens provide identity card or passport
police registration certificate – Surat Keterangan Lapor Form an application form must be completed by
Diri (SKLD), reference letter from company where the applicant at the police station/Israeli
person worked (optional) and two colour photos (4 cm diplomatic/consular mission.
X 6 cm). Note Police Certificates will be provided directly to
Fee payable. the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv for forwarding to
Form obtained from the police office. the relevant departmental processing office in
Tourists are not normally registered with police Australia. Police certificates received at the Australian
and cannot obtain clearance. Embassy in Tel Aviv will be forwarded to the relevant
Refugees Apply through UNHCR Jakarta. processing office in Australia on request from the
processing office in Australia. Police certificates will
IRAN not be provided directly to applicants.
Relevant document PALESTINIANS RESIDENT IN SELF GOVERNMENT
‘Penal Certificate’ RULE AREAS
Apply Residents in person to nearest “Police+10’ Relevant document
station or Criminal records Division of the Public and ‘Police certificate’
Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office, Apply Director of Police
At Dadsary-e Omunmi va Enghelab-e Gaza (for Gaza Strip)
Tehran/Edarey-e-Kol-e-Sejel-e-Keyfari va Jericho (for West Bank)
Af-e-Bakhshoudegi At Central Police Stations in major cities.
Provide Residents ID or passport and two passport consulate can approach the embassy or
size photos. consulate who will issue them a police
Non-residents (via relatives/friends/contacts) certificate.
two photos, copy of travel documents, list of Note The embassy or consulate can only issue the
work/home addresses and Power of Attorney giving certificate if the applicant is resident in that country
the relatives/friends/contacts authority to apply Non-residents in a county with no Cote d'Ivoire
for the certificate. embassy or consulate will be unable to obtain a
Non-resident non-citizens (via friends/contacts two police certificate.
passport size photos certified, copy of travel
documents, list of work/home addresses and Power of JAMAICA
Attorney giving the relatives/friends authority to apply Apply Residents in person
for the certificate. At Ministry of National Security
Fee payable. Mutual Life Building – North Tower
Form letter of application. 2 Oxford Road
Kingston 5 JAMAICA
ITALY Applicants will be issued a receipt, which they
Relevant document must then bring to:
(1) ‘General Penal Certificate’ (Certificato Generale The Criminal Records Office
del Casellario Giudiziale) Police Certificate Section
(2) ‘Solicitor General’s Certificate of Pending 34 Duke Street
Charges’ (Certificato dei Carichi Pendenti Kingston JAMAICA
della Procura) Note: Applicants may be required to submit
Apply (1) Criminal records office (Procura fingerprints. If so, follow these
della Repubblica of the place of residence or instructions
in the Rome Central Office of the Casellario 1. Go to the police station closest to
giudiziale - English language information where they currently reside.
service is available in Rome only) 2. Bring a valid passport.
(2) Solicitor General’s office (Procura della 3. Request that fingerprints be taken
Repubblica in the place of residence in the on the prescribed Jamaican Police
last five years). Both certificates can be form.
obtained in person, or through an authorised 4. Advise the police officer that the
friend, relative or services agency in Italy, or fingerprints are required for
through the nearest Italian immigration purposes.
diplomatic/consular authority. 5. The police officer will affix the
At place of residence for (2) and place of Police Station’s stamp and seal to the
residence or Central Rome office for both (1) form on which the fingerprints are
and (2). For all information visit the official taken and return it to the applicant.
Ministry of Justice’s Website www.giustizia.it
Provide identity documents and a statement Non-residents by mail, in person (including a
authorising any third party to apply for the representative acting on behalf of the
Fee payable with ‘marca da bollo’ (ad hoc stamps) At Jamaica Constabulary Force
Note local information may differ, please visit the Criminal Investigations Branch
official website to verify and determine application Criminal Records Office
checklists for all local offices in Italy. 34 Duke Street
IVORY COAST (COTE D'IVOIRE) Phone 876 922 3221 or 876 922 0125
Apply Residents at their local police station Provide full name and alias(es), date of birth, valid
Non-residents in a country in which passport, three identical passport-sized
there is a Cote d'Ivoire embassy or photographs (notarised), address(es) where
the applicant has resided in Jamaican and Processing time same day.
name and address of Australian office or post Non-residents Applicants can obtain a Non-
to which the certificate should be sent. Conviction Certificate from outside Jordan through any
Note Certificates may need to be released directly Jordanian Embassy abroad by providing the
to the Australian office or post. documents described above. This process could take
Fee payable. up to 2 months.
Relevant document Apply Residents to Centre of Legal Statistic and
‘Police Clearance Certificate’ (Tokou Shoumei) Information General Public Prosecutor’s office.
Apply Residents Tokyo Public Safety Division, At any regional city.
Metropolitan Police Department Non-residents to (nearest) Consulate of Kazakhstan.
At 2-1-1, Kasumigaseki The applicant must provide evidence that they have
Chiyoda-Ku lived in Kazakhstan and a full explanation of reasons
Tokyo for living in Kazakhstan. The applicant must also
Other cities provide address of registration, names of
At each prefectural Police Office. organisations where they have worked or studied and
Non-residents in person at Japanese Embassy or their maiden name (if changed).
Consulate. Fee payable.
Provide Family register (Japanese citizens) or
passport and alien registration card (for non Japanese KENYA
citizens), residential certificate, official seal, letter from Relevant document
the visa processing office, fingerprints (taken where ‘Kenya Certificate of Good Conduct’
the applicant applies for the Police Clearance Apply Director of Criminal Investigations
Certificate). Applicants should lodge their visa Department
application first, then obtain a letter of authority from At PO Box 30036
DIAC in order to apply for the certificate. Nairobi
Applicants residing in Australia who want a police Kenya
clearance from Japan need to lodge their application Provide Non-residents full set of fingerprints taken at
then obtain a letter of authority from DIAC for the any police station in the current country of residence.
clearance. The letter can then be used to obtain the Kenyan citizens must provide their National ID card
police clearance. and non-citizens must provide evidence of their legal
Fee payable at some prefectures in Japan. residence in the country and their passport.
Form obtained when applying. Applicants who resided in Kenya as a refugee can
Website www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp only obtain the document upon presentation of their
UNHCR Mandate letter.
JORDAN Fee payable 1000 Kenyan Shillings.
Relevant document For mail applications please provide an international
‘Penal Clearance/Non-Conviction Certificate’ money order for 1000Ksh or equivalent made payable
Apply In Jordan in person (applicant should to the Director of Criminal Investigation Department.
apply in person to get the Non-Conviction Certificate
from Ministry of Justice. No one can apply on behalf of KIRIBATI
the applicant). Relevant document
Provide full name, date of birth, place of birth, ‘Police Clearance Certificate(CB Form 16)’
parents’ names, fingerprints. Apply using form 80.
Citizens identity documents (ID, passport). At the DIACoffice/post processing
Non-Citizens identity documents (ID, passport) and the application.
Resident Permit. Form form 80 from a DIAC office or on the website
Fee payable. www.immi.gov.au
Form obtained on application. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH KOREA)
Residents - Criminal History and Investigation History KYRGYZSTAN
Information Record (CHIHIR). Relevant document
Non-residents – Criminal Records Certificate (CRC). ‘Police certificate’
Apply Residents (both Korean citizens and non- Apply Residents in person or by mail to
citizens) apply for Criminal History and Investigation Information Centre
History Information Record (CHIHIR). Ministry of Interior
At The nearest police station At Frunze Street 469
Non-residents (both Korean citizens and non- Bishkek 720011
citizens) apply for Criminal History and Investigation Phone (+996312) 667054, 662450, 662331
History Information Record (CHIHIR). Non-residents as above or to nearest
At the nearest Korean Embassy or consulate. Kyrgyzstan Consulate
Provide Passport and one passport size photograph. (Consulate nearest Australia is Kuala Lumpur
registration card (residents); copy of passport (non- Malaysia).
residents). Phone (00603) 21632012
Note When the CHIR is submitted to DIAC it should Fax (00603) 21632024
be accompanied by an official English translation. Provide written request with full name, nationality,
passport No, period of stay, purpose and address in
KOSOVO Kyrgzystan, as well as passport or copy.
Relevant document Fee payable.
Apply Residents LAOS
In person at local police station. Relevant document
Form available at any police station in Kosovo. ‘Penal Certificate’
Provide application form and ID. Apply in person or by family/friends
Fee payable. Form Collect from the People’s Supreme Court:
KM3 Tha deua Road, Sisattanak District,
Relevant document At Applicants to take the completed form to their
‘Criminal Status Certificate’ Village Office with two passport sized photographs.
Apply Residents in person to Ministry of Interior Citizens take the Lao Family Book and ask the village
At Department of Criminal Evidence chief to sign and stamp the form. Lodge the completed
Kuwait. form at the People’s Supreme Court.
Non-residents to nearest Kuwait Embassy. A further Non-citizens the Village Office needs to be aware of
option is to provide power of attorney to a relative or the applicant’s residence. If the applicant has not
former employer’s Public Relations Officer to lodge an already informed the village chief, they may be
application on the applicant’s behalf with the Kuwaiti required to have their address certified. Without the
Ministry of Interior, General Department of Village Office being aware of the applicant’s presence
Criminal Evidence in Kuwait. (current or past) in their village, the penal certificate
Provide Residents letter from DIAC that the applicant cannot be issued. The applicant needs to take their
requires the penal clearance for immigration purposes, Lao ID card and passport and ask the village chief to
or provide a copy of the application form, original sign and stamp the form. Lodge the completed form at
passport or civil identity card and one copy, two the People’s Supreme Court.
passport sized photos. Fingerprints to be taken by the Fee Payable.
police at the time of application. Note The penal certificate is usually issued within a
Non-residents documentation required must be week.
confirmed with local authorities. LATVIA
Processing time approximately two weeks or more. Relevant document
Penal clearance is valid for three months from date of ‘Criminal History Check’
issue. Apply Resident citizens in person, by post or fax.
In person to Ministry of Interior Information Centre standard charge Liban Post impose an additional
Bruninieku Street 72b service fee.
LV 1009 Riga Apply Non-residents to nearest Embassy of
Opening hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 09.00 - Lebanon/Consulate General.
11.00 and 13:00 to 16:00; Tuesday and Thursday Provide residents and non-residents are required to
10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00. provide their ID or their passport.
Phone +371 67208219, +371 67208218 Processing time Residents on the spot, Non-
Fax +371 67208219 residents approximately 15 days.
Provide ‘request form’and original passport as proof
of identity when submitting in person and receiving the LESOTHO
certificate. Apply Commissioner of Police
Form ‘request form’ available on-line: (Attention: Criminal Records Bureau)
Website: www.ic.iem.gov.lv/files/pieprasijums_sr.pdf Police Headquarters
Fee payable; details on At Maseru
Website: http://www.ic.iem.gov.lv/?q=en/node/426 and Provide personal details of residence and
click on ‘pricelist. employment in Lesotho, and photographs. Fingerprints
Apply Non-residents as above or at the nearest may subsequently be requested.
Latvian Embassy/Consulate. Fee payable.
Note Applications may be lodged in person, by an LIBERIA
individual on the applicant’sbehalf or by fax, however Non-residents can seek assistance from
the Certificate can only be received in person upon their local Liberian Embassy or Consulate in
production of a notary’s letter of attorney. The obtaining a police certificate.
certificate can be requested in Latvian, Russian and Provide Certified copy of passport bio-data page,
English. certified copy of evidence of legal residence in Liberia,
Processing time approximately five working days, fingerprints taken at a local police station in the current
urgent requests may be processed in a day. country of residence (this will need to include
Note Foreign citizens can receive the certificate on information relating to the applicant’s personal details
(non)convictions in any diplomatic representation of as well as a passport sized photograph) and required
the Republic of Latvia. Additional information on fee (payable at the Liberian Embassy/Consulate). The
diplomatic representations can be found in the web Liberian Embassy or Consulate will then forward the
page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic request to the relevant government authority in Liberia.
Website: www.mfa.gov.lv/en/ministry/mission LIBYA
Relevant document ‘Anthropometrical Record’
‘Non-Conviction Certificate’ Apply in person to Police Station
Apply Residents in person At Citizens area of residence
At Beirut Furn El Chebbak Police Station Non-citizens Police headquarters, Tripoli
(Beirut) Provide completed application form and birth
Tripoli El Tal Police Station (North Lebanon) certificate or passport, two Dinars and military status
Zahle Zahle Police Station, Serail (Bekaa) certificate if applicable.
Nabatieh Nabatieh Police Station, Serail Non residents – applicants must submit the
(South Lebanon) passport they used to enter Libya (regardless of its
Saida Sahet Saida Police Station, Serail age), plus a copy of their fingerprints and three
(South Lebanon) passport sized photos to the Libyan embassy in their
Or in person at any Liban Post office in Lebanon country of residence.
Fee there is a charge levied. In addition to Processing time approximately one week.
LIECHTENSTEIN Form available on-line
Relevant document Fee: 15,00 lt for processing within 10 working days;
Criminal Record Excerpt 22.50 lt for processing within one working day
(Gesuch um Strafregisterauszug) Phone (8 5) 271 8655, (8 5) 271 7257
Apply in person (no appointment necessary) or by Fax ( 8 5) 2718302
post. Laima Gatelyte, tel. (8 5) 271 7256 -
At Fürstlich Liechtensteinisches Landgericht email@example.com
Spaniergasse 1 Rita Vilmiene tel. ( 8 5) 2717256 firstname.lastname@example.org
LIE - 9490 Vaduz Processing time approximately 1-10 working days.
Phone 00423 236 69 19 LUXEMBOURG
Fax 00 423 236 65 39 Relevant document
Website www.gerichte.li ‘Penal Certificate’ (Bulletin No. 3 [Extrait du Casier
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9-12 and 14-16; Judiciaire])
on Wednesdays 14 -18 hrs. Apply in person or by mail.
Provide: Photo ID if applying in person; If applying in To Cite Judiciaire
writing: written request for Criminal Record Excerpt Batiment BC
(note: the signature on the written request MUST be L-2080 Luxembourg
officially certified) and a copy of passport/ID card. Phone 0035 475981 346
Fee payable (currently CHF 9). Email email@example.com
Note The Criminal Records Excerpt is produced in Provide Copy of ID, proof of nationality. Foreigners –
German and handed directly to the applicant ID card and passport.
regardless of whether or not it contains any conviction Fee Nil.
Processing time ‘while you wait’ if applying in person, http://www.mj.public.lu/services_citoyens/casier_judici
otherwise up to one week (take into account additional aire/index.html
time needed by postal service).
Website: www.gerichte.li MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
LITHUANIA ‘Certificate’ (Uverenie)
Relevant document Apply Residents of Prilep in person to the
Resident citizens – Criminal Record Check Municipal Court
Apply resident citizens in person, by post or on-line At place of residence
to Lietuvos Respublikos vidaus reikalu Apply All other residents
ministerijos priimamaji Vilniuje Sventaragio g. At applicant’s local Police Station
2; (Ministry of Interior). Non-residents Macedonian diplomatic missions or
By mail Informatikos ir Rysiu Departamentas prie family may apply on the applicant’s behalf.
Lietuvos Respublikos Vidaus Reikalu Provide ID card or passport.
Ministrijos Fee payable.
Sventaragio g. 2 Vilnius, LT- 01510 Form obtained on application.
(Information Technology and Communications Time to obtain a penal clearance is approximately one
Department under the Ministry of the Interior week. The penal clearance is valid for six months.
of the Republic of Lithuania) Sventaragio
Str.2; Lt-01510 Vilnius MADAGASCAR
Websitehttps://www.ird.lt/etpus Relevant document
http://www.evaldzia.lt ‘Police Certificate’
http://www.epaslaugos.lt Apply Residents in person.
Non-residents at the nearest Lithuanian At Judicial court in their area.
Embassy/Consulate Provide Valid passport.
Provide application form, proof of identity
Non-residents Police Certificate issued to non Identification Card; two photocopies of passport (non-
residents who stayed in the country for 10 years and citizens must photocopy all pages); a stamped, self-
more. addressed envelope; an introduction letter from
Provide Valid passport and residence permit employer (non-citizens only) and a signed statutory
Form obtained on application. declaration attested by a Commissioner for Oaths (for
Fee payable. Malaysians),
Residents and Non-residents df
Apply In person
At National Police Headquarters MALDIVES
Lilongwe MALAWI Relevant document
Attention Superintendent Chiumbudzo ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
National Police Headquarters Apply Bureau of Criminal Records
Private Bag 305 Maldives Police Service
Capital City At Shaheed Hussain Adam Building
Lilongwe 3 Boduthakurufaanu Magu
MALAWI Male, Republic of Maldives
Phone 265 179 6333 Or submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax 265 179 797979 Provide Residents to provide an authenticated copy
Provide certified copy of passport, set of fingerprints of passport, recent passport sized photograph
taken and certified at local police station and covering (applicants are requested to submit a photo with a
letter requesting police clearance certificate. white background), an authenticated copy of national
Fee US$20.00. identity card and a letter from the Department of
Registration or Driving License.
MALAYSIA Non-residents (work permit holders and dependants)
Relevant document to provide an authenticated copy of passport and work
‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ permit card (if a dependant, a copy of dependant’s
Apply Residents Consular Division, card is required along with the original visa holder’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, passport copy), recent passport sized photograph
Malaysia (applicants are requested to submit a photo with a
At Wisma Putra white background), a letter from their employer on
No 1, Jalan Wisma Putra original letterhead and original stamp stating the
Precinct 2 employment period in Maldives.
62602 Putrajaya Phone + 960 3322112 (Ext. 3733)
Malaysia Note If applicants require Police Certificate to be
Phone (603) 88874000 posted directly to them, they are requested to submit a
Provide two copies of Certificate of Good Conduct stamped self-addressed envelope with the application.
form; two passport sized photos; two photocopies of If the certificate is to be collected by a person on
Identification Card; two photocopies of passport (non- behalf of the applicant, the name of the person should
citizens must photocopy all pages); a stamped self- be mentioned in the fourth section of the application
addressed envelope; an introduction letter from form.
employer (non-citizens only) and a signed statutory Incomplete applications may delay the processing of
declaration attested by a Commissioner for Oaths (for Police Certificates.
Apply Non-residents apply at the Malaysian MALI
Embassy or High Commission in their country of Non-residents can apply to through a close family
residence. member still resident in Mali:
Provide two copies of Certificate of Good Conduct To M Baba TRAORA
form; two passport size photos; two photocopies of Greffier en chef a la cour d’appel de Bamako
Quartier Banankabougou. Phone (692) 625 4049
Or are advised to contact their nearest embassy or Fax (692) 625 5134
consulate as they cannot obtain a police certificate
directly from Mali. MARTINIQUE
Citizens can obtain a Casier Judiciare from the court Relevant document
of the city where the applicant was born. ‘Extrait de Casier Judiciare’
Apply Residents French citizens born in Martinique
MALTA may request the certificate
Relevant document At Tribunal de Grande de Fort de France
‘Conduct Certificate/Certifikat Ta’Kondotta (Form A) B.P. 633
Apply Residents in person 97200 Fort de France
At Police General Headquarters, MARTINIQUE
Floriana CMR 02 Non-residents Non-French citizens and French
Malta citizens born outside Guadaloupe should apply by mail
Phone +356 2294 2667 or +356 2294 2668 requesting a Bulletin no. 3
Fax +356 2124 2223 At Casier Judiciare National
Email email@example.com 107 rue de Landreau
Apply Non-residents by mail or email F-44079 Nantes Cedex 1
To C.M.R.U – Malta Police Force France
Police General Headquarters, Website www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr
Floriana CMR 02 Fee payable.
Email Joseph.C.Debono@gov.mt MAURITIUS
Provide the applicant will need to provide a written Relevant document
request including personal details and mother’s and Residents – ‘Certificate of Morality’ (Certificat de
father’s full name; valid passport or, if the certificate is Moralit´e)
required for Malta or any European country, provide ID Apply in person at Police Headquarters of the
card ONLY. districts (regions) listed below. No applications will be
If applying from outside Malta provide a copy of valid accepted at the Office of the Director of Public
passport biodata page, and evidence of fee payment Prosecutions (DPP) as from 22 March 2010.
(see below). At 1/ Port Louis (South) Line Barracks
Note A certificate may be collected by anyone on 2/ Port Louis (North) Abercrombie
behalf of an applicant who lives outside Malta. The 3/ Piton District Headquarters
applicant should give a letter of authorisation and a 4/ Rose Hill District Head Quarters
copy of their passport to that person, who will also 5/ Curepipe District Headquarters
need to provide their ID. 6/ Rose Belle District Headquarters
Fee EURO2.33 either as cash, money order or 7/ Flacq District Headquarters
cheque made payable to the Commissioner of Police. 8/ Rodrigues (Port Mathurian) District
Processing time ‘while you wait’ if applying in person, Headquarters Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm and
otherwise approximately one week (take into account Saturday 9.00am – Noon.
additional time needed by postal service) Provide civil status certificates and identity cards (the
original and two copies of each) as well any document
MARSHALL ISLANDS confirming the applicant’s address.
Relevant document non-resident - birth certificate, ID Card, marriage
‘Police certificate’ certificate and fingerprints.
Apply Police Commissioner Fee payable.
At Department of Public Safety
PO Box 1222 MAYOTTE
Majuro Non-French citizens and French citizens born
Marshall Islands MH 96960 outside Mayotte
Relevant document discharge papers. Copy of any proof of address, for
‘Extract from Police Records’ (Extrait du Casier example: telephone or electricity bill.
Judiciaire) Who can request and collect the Police check?
Apply by mail to The applicant or, if not in Mexico City any family
Casier Judiciare National member or friend can request the Police check with
At 107 rue du Landreau the written authorisation (original) of the applicant.
44079 Nantes Cedex 01 This authorisation does not have to be notarised.
France Provide full personal details, official ID (passport,
Provide identification. Birth certificate, Mexican voter’s card, Mexican Military
Forms ‘Request for a bulletin No 3’ (Demande de B3) Service Certificate), three full front view and three full
French citizens born on Mayotte right profile pictures, a full set of fingerprints, obtained
Apply in person or by mail to at the local police station.
Tribunal de Premiere Instance de Note The certificate will be issued in Spanish only.
Mamoudzou, Fee payable.
At B.P. 106
97600 Mayotte MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES
Provide identification. Relevant document
Form ‘Request for a Bulletin no 3’ ‘Police Clearance’
(Demande de B3) Apply in person or by mail to
Chief of Police
MEXICO At Pohnpei State
Relevant document Kolonia
‘Certificate of Non-Criminal Record (Certificado de No Provide full name, date of birth, present and previous
Antecedentes Penales) addresses, social security number.
Apply Mexican citizens resident in Mexico and Non-citizens passport and entry permit number
Non-Mexican citizens in person or by power of Fee payable.
attorney. Form obtained from checking officer at Police
At Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Station.
Dirección General de Prevención y
Readaptación Social MOLDOVA
Atención Oficialia de Partes Relevant document
Coordinación de Archivo Nacional de ‘Police certificate’
Sentenciados Apply Residents, non-residents in person or by
Londres No. 102 Col. Juárez mail (resident relatives of non-residents can apply on
Delegación Cuauhtémoc their behalf) to Administration of Information
Cp 06600 México D.F. Ministry of Interior
Working hours 10:00 to 15:00 Monday to Friday. At Shtefan Chel Mare Ave 75
Mexican citizens outside Mexico to: Chisinau 2012
Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Dirección General de Phone (103732) 255517, 255852
Prevención y Readaptación Social Atención Oficialia Fax (103732) 226639
de partes Coordinación de Archivo Nacional de Provide passport or certified copy, proxy for a
Sentenciados relative, full name, patronymic surname, maiden
Londres No. 102 Col. Juárez name, date and place of birth, reason certificate
Delegación Cuauhtémoc required and language of wording.
Cp 06600 México D.F. Fee payable.
Working hours 10:00am - 3.00 pm Monday to Friday
Provide letter signed by the applicant, specifying and MONACO
detailing where they have been living after they turned Relevant document
18. Copy of birth certificate and any of the following ‘Extract from Police Records’ (Extrait du Casier
documents: voter card – IFE, passport, military Judiciaire)
Apply Nationals, residents and non-residents Residents if born in Morocco, apply in person or
Applicants should contact the Au Greffe du Palais de through a Power of Attorney at Court at place of birth.
Justice prior to lodging a request in person or by mail If born outside Morocco, apply to Ministry of Justice,
to Greffe Generale. Directorate of Criminal Affairs.
At Palais de Justice Non residents apply through Moroccan embassy or
5, Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro consulate (in person or by phone).
MC 98000 Monaco At Unit 2/11 West Street
Phone (+377) 98 98 88 11 North Sydney
Fax +377 98 98 47 10 Phone (02) 9922 4999
Provide Residents photocopy of ID card. Provide National ID Card, photocopy of
Resident non-citizens photocopy of both sides of passport, birth certificate and a 10 Dirham stamp.
residence card. Non-citizens must provide details of their period of
Non-residents written request should indicate dates stay, place of work and residence while in Morocco.
Fee Eur 1.36. MYANMAR (BURMA)
Website www.gouv.mc (See BURMA)
Apply Residents and non-residents Residents and Non-residents
At Criminal Investigation Department Apply In person
Police Headquarters At DIAC office Maputo
PO Box 177 Provide full name (including former name(s)
Plymouth Montserrat if applicable), date and place of birth, passport
Phone 664 491 2555 number, period of residence in Mozambique, a set of
Provide all names used (current and previous), fingerprints and three photographs.
passport information, four passport-sized photographs. Fee payable
Note Certificates may need to be released directly Processing time 3 - 5 working days
to the Australian office or post.
Fee payable. NAMIBIA
MONTENEGRO, REPUBLIC OF ‘Police Clearance’
Relevant document Residents and Non-residents
‘Certificate’ (Uverenje) Apply
Apply Residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (police By mail to Inspector General of Police, or applicant
station) can also submit the request with the documents to the
Non-residents Montenegro Embassy, in person nearest Namibian Embassy
At place of residence. At Private Bag 12024
Form obtained at time of application. Ausspanplatz
Fee payable. Windhoek 9000 or send the Physical Address
Processing time approximately one week. The penal Attention Fingerprints Office
clearance is valid for six months. Cnr Jan Jonker & Lazarat Strett
MOROCCO Phone 061-220296/7/8
Relevant document Provide certified copy of ID or passport, request letter
‘Police Clearance (Fiches Anthropometriques) and applicant must be fingerprinted at nearest police
Apply Citizens at Monsieur le President du Tribunal station. Fingerprints must be taken by a police officer.
de Premier Instant at place of birth. Fee payable.
Non-citizens apply to Service Centrale, Casier
Judicale, Rabat or at the nearest Moroccan Embassy. NAURU
‘National Police certificate’ NETHERLANDS, THE
Apply to Commissioner of Police Relevant document
At Data Office ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’
Nauru Police Force Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)
Civic Centre Apply Residents in person
Aiwo District Republic of Nauru At The Population Affairs
Provide applicant’s full name (including any previous Department (Burgerzaken/Publiekszaken) of
names they were known by), date of birth, sex, current the municipality where the applicant is
mailing address and addresses of former places of registered.
residence, contact details, copy of passport and/or any Non-residents
document that shows applicant’s date of birth and full At Ministerie van Justitie
name. Dienst Justis
Fee AUD20 is payable in cash to the Revenue Afdeling COVOG
office at Government offices, Yaren District. Postbus 16115
2500 BC Den Haag
NEPAL Provide application form (downloadable from
Apply Citizens in person or in writing website) and valid ID document (such as a passport).
To Verification Section Note The application form for the VOG contains a
Crime Investigation Department Section (B.2) that needs to be completed by the
Police Headquarters organisation that is asking the applicant to provide the
Naxal Kathmandu certificate. (In cases where this is not possible, an
Resident non-citizens can request their embassy to official letter or brochure which states the applicant
write has to apply for a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ will do
To Interpol Section as well). Before submitting the application form to the
Police Headquarters municipality or COVOG, the applicant should therefore
Naxal send the form to the nearest Australian Embassy/visa
Phone +977-1-4412602 or 4420538 on office for completion. Please include a stamped and
their behalf self-addressed envelope for the return of the
Non-residents by next of kin to the Verification application.
Section, with a copy of passport and page with Fee currently EUR 30.05 (If applying directly to
departure stamp from Nepal or apply to nearest COVOG, the fee should be paid into account number
Nepalese overseas mission – the mission forwards 126.96.36.1994. Account holder Ministerie van
correspondence to Police Headquarters, Kathmandu. Justitie/Dienst Justis/COVOG), in The Hague, stating
Forms from Police Headquarters Department, Naxal the name of the applicant. For money transfers from
Provide copy of citizenship certificate, passport and abroad, the IBAN code is NL80 RABO 0192327984
three passport size photos and the BIC (SWIFT) code is RABONL.2U, Rabobank
Processing time approximately 2-4 weeks.
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES omtrent-het-gedrag
Apply Lieutenant-Governor Contact:COVOG (Central Body Certificate of Good
of the Island of Curacao Conduct)
At Netherlands Antilles Phone +31 (0)70 - 370 7234
Provide full name, date and place of birth, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
nationality, profession, name of last employer in
Netherlands Antilles, dates of arrival and departure NEW CALEDONIA
from Netherlands Antilles. Non-French citizens and French
Fee payable. citizens born outside New Caledonia
Relevant document – ‘Extract from Police records’
(Extrait du Casier Judiciaire) (including full set of fingerprints) obtainable from local
Apply by mail to Casier Judiciaire National or police station, and four passport photographs.
through the internet at the website Non-residents a covering letter formally requesting a
www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr Nigerian Police Clearance or alternatively a copy of
At 107 rue du Landreau DIAC’s letter addressed to the applicant requesting
44079 Nantes Cedex 01 - FRANCE that a police clearance from Nigeria be
Provide identification. provided, four passport size photographs, a copy of
Form ‘Request for a bulletin No 3’ (Demande de passport (bio-page and entry and departure stamps
B3). from Nigeria, and Nigerian visas or evidence of lawful
French citizens born in New Caledonia stay if not a Nigerian national), and full set of
Apply in person or by mail to Tribunal Civil fingerprints taken by the police in country of current
At B.P. F4 residence.
Noumea Cedex Fee Western Union bank draft for the amount of
Provide identification. USD10.00 made payable to Police Command
Form Request for a bulletin No 3 (Demande de B3). Headquarters.
NEW ZEALAND NORWAY
Apply Privacy Unit Relevant document
Ministry of Justice ‘Transcript from Police Records’ (Politiattest)
National Office Apply residents and non-residents in person or by
PO Box 2750 mail to the local police station or complete an
Wellington electronic request form on the internet at www.politi.no
Provide applications must be made using form F1 Provide purpose of applying for the transcript, a copy
and the request must be for a Full Record of of birth certificate, personal ID number, date of birth,
Convictions (the Full Record of Convictions box on driver’s licence, bank card, passport or other ID
form F1 must be ticked). papers.
Forms can be obtained from either: Fee payable.
Website www.Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice at the above address OMAN
Phone +64 4 9188800 Relevant document
Fax + 64 4 9188974 ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
Apply Residents Royal Oman Police at place of
Relevant document Non-residents applicants who wish to obtain a police
‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ clearance from the Sultanate of Oman should fulfil the
Apply in person to Central Police Archives Territorial following requirements and post to the Consulate-
section of local police in area of applicant’s residence General of the Sultanate of Oman in Melbourne or the
Provide identification and fingerprints. nearest Omani Embassy.
NIGERIA Provide Residents a letter from the applicant’s
Relevant document sponsor, two passport size photos, a copy of the
‘Police Character Certificate’ applicant’s passport including the pages containing the
Apply in person or by mail to: residence visa, and the application from to be
The Public Relations Officer completed. Fingerprints will be taken.
Zone 7 Police Command Headquarters Processing time approximately two weeks or more.
Abuja, Nigeria. PAKISTAN
Provide Residents application and fingerprint form Relevant document
Apply in person or by mail Relevant document
Citizens and resident non-citizens ‘Certificado de Antecedentes’
District Superintendent of Police. Apply Residents in person to the Departamento de
Non-citizen non-residents nearest Pakistan mission Identificaciones
At according to place of (former) residence Av. Boggiani y Ri 2, Ytororo,
Provide Citizens ID card Villa Aurelia, Asuncion
Resident non-citizens residence permit. Provide ID-cedula
Non-resident non-citizens details of addresses and Fee payable
periods of residence. Apply Non-residents Complete Form 80
Form obtained at local police station. If not (including ID number) to the DIAC processing office.
available, a letter may be accepted. Provide must provide completed Form 80 (including
ID number) to DIAC processing office.
PANAMA Form Form 80 available from DIAC or
Residents apply by post Website: www.immi.gov.au
To Policia Tecnica Judicial (PTJ)
Edifiico 424, Corregimiento De Ancon PERU
Ciudad De Panama, Republica De Panama. Relevant document
Apartado Postal 1299, Panama 1, ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Policiales’
Republica De Panama Apply Residents in person providing current
Non-residents who have a relative (up to fourth documentation – see www.pnp.gob.pe
degree) living in Panama should arrange power of Non-residents can authorise a friend/relative in Peru
attorney for that person to request and obtain the to present all the necessary documentation. The
certificate on their behalf from the address above. A friend/relative must coordinate the provision of
Certificate of Good Conduct cannot be obtained by documentation and forms with the applicant who must
mail. have information stamped and legalised by the
Provide full name, nationality, sex, date of birth, Peruvian Consulate in their country of residence. If the
reason for requesting certificate and (for non-citizens) applicant does not have any relatives or friends in
date of entry into Panama. Peru they can request a penal clearance through the
Fee payable. Peruvian Consulate in their country of residence.
At Sede Central de la División Central de
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Identificación Policial de la Dirección de
Relevant document Criminalística PNP Avenida Aramburú 550,
‘Police Character Check Form’ or ‘Overseas Character Surquillo, Lima
Check Form’ Phone 222 7364 for the Dependencia Policial PNP
Apply Residents apply directly to: in provincial areas.
Police Headquarters Fee payable.
Konedobu, Port Moresby
Non-Residents apply to:
National Criminal Records Office PHILIPPINES, THE
Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Relevant document
At PO Box 85 Konedobu NCD ‘NBI Clearance’
Port Moresby PNG Apply National Bureau of Investigations (NBI).
Fee payable Residents in person.
Form Police Character Check form and Overseas Non-residents by mail or through Philippine
Character Check form available from either Police Consulate. For a complete list of NBI Regional/
Headquarters, the National Criminal Records Office or District/Satellite Offices, visit the website
the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby. www.nbi.gov.ph
Instructions are included on the form. Form available from NBI offices and Philippine
Provide Residents the completed application form, Phone 351 21 790 6200
fingerprints and a photograph must be taken to the Fax 351 21 790 6460
nearest office of the NBI. Provide Residents and Non-residents
Non-residents return completed application and Identification card and passport.
fingerprints to the NBI with the fee plus return postage Email email@example.com
(stamped self addressed envelope or money). The Website www.lojadocidadao.pt
application should show the certificate is required for Fee payable.
entry to Australia.
Fee payable. PUERTO RICO
At Main office address: Relevant Document
NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Certificado de Antecedentes Penales
Manila, Philippines 1000 Apply Residents and non-residents to
Phone Trunkline: 523-8231 to 38 Ave F.D.Roosevelt 601
Fax 526-1216, 523-7414 Cuartel General
San Juan PR 00936-8166
POLAND Requests may be submitted in person, via
Relevant document mail or email.
‘Zapytanie o Karalnosc – Zapytanie o Phone +1 (787) 793-1234
udzielenie Informacji o Osobie’ (Request for Fax +1 (787) 781-0080
information about a Person). Form Applications and instructions are available on
Apply Residents and non-residents in person or Website www.policia.gobierno.pr
by mail to Ministry of Justice Fee payable.
At ul.Czerniakowska 100, 00-454 Warszawa
Biura Informacyjne Krajowego Rejestru QATAR
Karnego (KRK) and Punkty Informacyjne Relevant document
Krajowego Rejestru Karnego Residents – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
Provide completed application form only – no further Apply in person or by mail to
documents required. Ministry of Interior
Fee 50 PLN. Public Security General Administration
Form "Zapytanie o udzielenie Informacji o Osobie" Criminal Evidence Information Department
can be obtained directly form the KRK, Polish Ministry At PO Box 6797, Doha
of Justice or from the Australian Embassy Warsaw Relevant document
along with a covering letter Non-residents – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’
Website www.ms.gov.pl Apply in person.
At any Qatari Embassy.
PORTUGAL Provide Residents four passport size photos, copy of
Relevant document applicant’s current passport, copy of last held resident
Criminal Record Certificate (certificado do registo visa and a copy of a police clearance certificate from
criminal). home country of nationality.
Apply Residents in person to General Department Fee payable.
for Justice Administration (Direcção Geralda Processing time approximately 12 weeks or more.
Administração da Justiça – DGAJ). Other offices of the Penal clearance is valid for six months from date of
DGAJ at Coimbra and Porto, in judicial courts or issue.
municipal chambers for those in rural localities.
Non-residents by mail to Department for Criminal REUNION
Identification Services (Direcção Serviços de Apply by mail to
Identificação Criminal) Casier Judiciaire National
At Avenida 5 de Outubro, 125 At 107 rue du Landreau
1069-044 Lisboa 44079 Nantes Cedex 01
Provide proof of identity or resident status in country PO Box 3445
(photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Kigali, Rwanda
Sejour’). Non-residents Ministry of Justice letter signed by
Form ‘Request for a Bulletin no 3’ (Demande de nearest Rwandese Embassy representative enclosing
B3). a power of attorney for a Rwanda citizen to collect.
Non-resident/non-citizen apply by letter from Ministry
ROMANIA of Justice signed in the Rwandese Embassy in
Relevant document residence country.
‘Certificate of Police Clearance’ Phone 250 85406
(Certificat de Cazier Judiciar) Provide certificate of identity, two passport photos,
Apply in person or, if non-resident, through an identification card, passport.
authorised person to the Ministry of Interior, Non-residents/non-citizens should also provide service
At General Inspector of Police or residence visa and work permit.
Convictions Register, Fee payable.
at place of birth or residence
Fee payable. SAMOA (US)
Form obtainable on application. Apply by mail or fax to
Processing time approximately 10 – 30 days. If the Department of Public Safety
application is the result of an emergency (which Government of American Samoa
should be clearly stated), approximately three days. PO Box 1086
The penal clearance is valid for six months. Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799 USA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Phone 684 633 1111
Relevant document Fax 684 633 7296
‘Police certificate’ Provide full Name, passport number, birth
Apply Residents to main Information Centre for certificate, sex and place of birth.
Ministry of Interior Fee payment should be in US$ in cash or by
Novocheryomushinskaya Street 67 money order. The certificate will be issued in
Moscow the form of an abstract from the police record,
Phone (095) 3323058, 3323029, and will be sent to the applicant.
Non-residents may approach nearest Russian Website www.American Samoa Government
Mission, or Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their home
country, or Overseas Mission in their own country SAMOA
(who will then approach Russian MFA). If in Australia, Apply Police, Prisons and Fire Services.
apply to the Russian Consulate in Sydney, phone 02 At Criminal Registration Office
93261188, 02 93261866, or Embassy in Canberra 02 PO Box 53
62959474). For Georgian nationals in Georgia, apply Apia
to the Ministry of Justice In Georgia. Form to be collected from the Australian Embassy
Provide passport, application, non-residents also Apia.
any evidence of residence in Russian Federation, the Provide certified copy of birth certificate and
applicable visa and reason for stay. one passport size photograph.
Fee payable. Fee payable.
RWANDA SAN MARINO
Relevant document Apply as for ITALY
Apply Residents Police Department in local SAUDI ARABIA
district OR Relevant document
Department of Police Current Residents – ‘No Previous Conviction
Ministry of Local Government Certificate’
Apply in person to Police General Headquarters or Serbian Embassy, in person
Police Quarters in the area of residence in At place of residence
Saudi Arabia. Form obtained at time of application.
Provide Iqama ( current and previous Saudi resident Fee payable.
permits), copy of the applicant’s current passport plus Note Processing time approximately one week. The
two passport size photos, letter from Australian penal clearance is valid for six months.
Embassy Riyadh, fingerprints (can be taken by local
Forms instructions on how to seek a supporting letter Relevant document
from the Australian Embassy Riyadh are provided Police clearance certificate
directly to the applicant by their case officer. A fee is Apply by mail to Commisioner of Police
payable to the Australian Embassy At Seychelles Police
Riyadh.(Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Police Headquarters
Fee payable. PO Box 46
Processing time approximately two weeks or more. Republic of Seychelles
Non-resident Saudi citizens Provide identity card with the application.
Apply By post Fee payable.
To Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
38 Guilfoyle Street SIERRA LEONE
Yarralumla ACT 2600 Apply Residents can obtain a police certificate
Website http://www.mofa.gov.sa from the Criminal Investigation Headquarters in
Provide fully completed Police Clearance Application Freetown.
Form to the embassy. Original fingerprint from state Non-residents can either contact relatives or friends
police in Australia or police in New Zealand or Fiji. The in Sierra Leone to assist in obtaining the certificate or
applicant will also need to supply two recent passport approach the nearest Sierra Leone embassy or
size photographs and a copy of their passport which consulate abroad.
shows photo and residency permit pages during their Provide fingerprints including the whole hand taken
stay in Saudi Arabia. They will also need a letter of from a police station in the country of residence, a
release from their sponsor in Saudi Arabia, and any written request outlining the reason for obtaining the
other document they think has relevance to their police certificate, certified copy of passport bio-data
request or which may assist in its processing. page, certified copy of passport pages showing legal
Processing time Approximate time for receipt is six status and visa in Sierra Leone and required fee.
months. Penal clearances are posted by the embassy Fee payable.
in Canberra immediately upon receipt from authorities
in Saudi Arabia.
‘Certificate of Clearance ’(COC)
Apply CNCC Office
SENEGAL At Criminal Investigations Department
Apply Ministry of Justice. Block D,
At Dakar. #02-01A Police Cantonment Complex
Fee payable. 391 New Bridge Road
SERBIA, REPUBLIC OF Phone (65) 64358275/7 (direct lines).
Relevant document Provide two recent passport photos, current and past
Certificate (Uverenje) international passports/travel documents showing
Apply Residents immigration endorsements (to allow computation of
Ministry of Internal Affairs (police station). period stayed in Singapore).
Citizens Singapore NRIC, valid exit permit/exemption SOLOMON ISLANDS
certificate issued by CMPB, MINDEF for male Relevant document
Singaporeans liable for National Service. ‘Police Clearance Certificate’
Processing time approximately 2-3 weeks. Apply Central Police Station
Forms available from. Att: Forensic Officer
Residents payment using NETS, Cashcard, Credit At PO Box G3
Cards - Visa or Mastercard only. Honiara
Fee payable (see www.spf-cert for details) Provide: fingerprints.
Non-citizens must apply for a COC from the Fee payable at the Ministry of Finance and
Singaporean Police Force. When applying the Treasury. Receipt to be handed in at the Central
application must be accompanied by the request letter Police Station for processing of Police Clearance
that is provided by DIAC.Fee payable. Certificate.
Form ‘Police consent form and fingerprint form
SLOVAK REPUBLIC available from the Police Forensic officer at the
Relevant Document Central Police Station.
(Vypis z registra trestov) SOUTH AFRICA
Apply Residents Public Prosecutor’s Apply Residents and Non-residents by post,
office(Register trestov GP SR). courier service, or by hand to Criminal Records
Non-residents nearest Slovak diplomatic mission in Centre, (Kriminele Rekord Sentrum)
person or by mail. At SAPS CRC (for attn: Sub-Section Police
At Kvetna 13, 814 23 Bratislava Clearance Certificates)
Provide Residents Slovak ID or birth certificate Sanlam Plaza West Building
Non-residents passport or original birth certificate 271 Schoeman Street
accompanied by a Slovak translation 4th Floor Room 421
Fee EUR3 + EUR 1,50 Pretoria 0002 or to
Form available directly at Register trestov GP SR Private Bag X308
or at local prosecutor’s office in town of residence Pretoria 0001
Processing time approximately 1-3 days if lodged in Note applicants in Australia may also seek
Slovak Republic assistance from South African High Commission.
Website http://www.genpro.gov.sk/ (in Slovac) Provide passport photos, full set of fingerprints, name,
Processing time approximately 1 – 3 days if lodged in surname, date and place of birth, identity number must
Slovak Republic be recorded on fingerprint form. Fingerprint form
cannot be faxed. Applicant must be fingerprinted at
SLOVENIA nearest police station. Identity document required as
Relevant document proof of identity. Receipt of payment must accompany
‘Certificate of No Convictions’ application. Non residents provide South African
(Potrdilo o nekaznovanju) residence dates and addresses.
Apply in person, by mail or fax to the Fee payable.
Ministry of Justice SPAIN
At Zupanciceva 3 Relevant document
1000 Ljubljana ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Penales’
Phone (386) 1 3695200 Residents use form ‘Modelo 790’
Provide document/certificate of identity and reason Apply in person to the Ministerio de Justicia or
for request. Ministerio del Interior, in most provincial capitals in
Fee nil. Spain.
Processing time approximately three days. Non-residents use form 80.
Form available at Ministry of Justice or Apply at the DIAC office/post processing the
Website www.mp.gov.si (Slovenian) Application.
Website: www.mju.es or www.mir.es
Provide: National Identity Document (DNI) or Bridge Street
passport. Castries St Lucia
Fee 3.50 Euros Phone 758 456 3744
Form form 80 available from DIAC or Apply Non residents by mail at the address above.
Website www.immi.gov.au Provide Residents completed application form to be
Processing time ‘on the spot’ if applying in person in purchased from address above, two recent
Spain. Via DIAC or Madrid approximately three weeks. passport-sized photos and a valid photo
identification such as a National Identification
SRI LANKA Card, driver’s licence or passport.
Relevant document Non-residents completed application form, a
Police Clearance Certificate set of fingerprints taken by a recognised local
Apply Residents – in person or by mail police authority in current country of
Police Headquarters, Colombo – 01, residence, residency details, two passport-
Sri Lanka sized photos and additional funds to cover
Non-residents – submit form to Sri Lanka postal expenses if certificate is to be mailed.
embassy/high commission in country of residence. Note Certificates may need to be released directly
Form available from Sri Lanka Police. to the Australian office or post.
Website www.police.lk Fee payable.
Fee payable – see Sri Lanka Police website.
Notes Provide Police Clearance Certificate ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
to the departmental office/post processing the Apply Residents in person
application. At Criminal Records Office
ST KITTS AND NEVIS Kingstown, St Vincent
Apply Residents and non-residents by mail or in Tel: 784 456 1810
person (including a representative acting on behalf of Apply non-residents by mail or in person (including
the applicant). a representative acting on behalf of the applicant).
At Criminal Records Office At Immigration Department
Police Headquarters Police Records Department
Royal St Kitts & Nevis Police Force Police Headquarters
PO Box 189 Kingstown
Basseterre, ST KITTS Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone 869 465 2241 Phone 784 457 2111
Provide Residents and non-residents valid photo Fax 784 456 2816
identification, any change of name Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
document(s) and address(es) in St Kitts and Provide Residents valid photo identification
Nevis. and two recent passport-sized photographs.
Non-residents a set of fingerprints taken by a Non-residents completed form, two recent
recognised police authority and a certified passport-sized photographs, full name and
photograph. date of birth (including any other name(s) the
Fee payable . applicant may have been known by, a set of
Notes Certificates may need to be released directly fingerprints taken by a recognised police
to the Australian office or post. authority in current country of residence, and
certified copies of the first three double pages
ST LUCIA of the applicant’s passport (if holding a
Relevant Document Vincentian passport), or certified copies of
Certificate of Character entire passport showing dates of residency in
Apply Residents in person St Vincent & the Grenadines (if a foreign
At Criminal Records Office national).
Note Certificates may need to be released directly
to the Australian office or post. SWITZERLAND
Fee payable. Relevant document
‘Extract from Swiss Police Records’ (Gesuch um
SURINAME Auszug as dem schweizerischen
Apply District Governor of Paramaribo Strafregister/Demande d’extrait du Casier Judiciaire
At Klaina Combeweg Suisse/Domanda d’estratto del Casellario Giudiziale
Provide birth certificate and two photographs. Note The extract is available in two forms – on
Fee payable. paper, signed by hand and delivered by post, or as a
digitally signed electronic document (PFDF), delivered
Apply Commissioner of Police Apply Residents and non-residents on line, by
At PO Box 49 mail or email. Three options available:
Mbabane 1/ on paper with handwritten signature by post
Provide full personal details and a set of fingerprints 2/ with SuisseID electronically, or
certified by local police. 3/ with digital signature by email (smartcard for
electronic signature required).
SWEDEN Detailed information (also in English) is available on
Relevant document website.
‘Extract from the Criminal Records Registry’ for Website www.strafregister.admin.ch
purposes in another country (utdrag ur, belastnings Provide application form, confirmation of identity
registret) (such as passport or ID card).
Apply by mail, fax or scanned copy by email Form download from website.
To RIKPOUSSTYRELSEN Fee payable (currently CHF 20).
981 81 Kiruna SYRIA
SWEDEN Relevant document
Website www.polisen.se Residents ‘Extract of Judicial Record’
Phone +0046 (0)8504 45 103 Apply in person to Ministry of Interior,
Fax +0046 (0)8504 45 111 At Interior Services Forces
9:00am - 2:30 pm Monday - Friday Directorate of Criminal Security Department
Provide: application form RPS442, certified copy of Criminal Records Branch
passport or birth certificate showing full name, date Judical Records Division
and place of birth and personal identification number. Non-residents – Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Fee Payable. Instructions in application form. Provide identification – ID card, passport or alien’s
Form Residents available from website. card of residence, proof of civil status.
Non-Residents available in the following languages: Fee payable.
Swedish, English, German and Spanish. (The
language must be specified when requesting the TAIWAN
form). Relevant document
Website Police Criminal Record Certificate
http://www.polisen.se/en/Service/Registerutdra/ Apply at the Foreign Affairs Division of any city or
Email email@example.com provincial police headquarters. These include (but are
Note It is important that the applicant states their not limited to):
Swedish ID number if they have one. If a Swedish ID Taipei
number is not provided, the extract will be stamped 96 Yen Ping South Road, Taipei
"Identity uncertain, complete Swedish ID number Phone (02) 23817494
Processing time approximately two weeks. 260 Chung Cheng 4th Road, Kaohsiung
Phone (07) 2120800 Provide Residents a certified copy
Provide application form and supporting of the bio-data page from the applicant’s passport.
documentation. Visit the Taipei City Police website Non-residents a certified copy
(see address below) for current instructions on the of the bio-data page from the applicant’s passport and
supporting documentation required. certified fingerprints from a local police station in their
Form available from the relevant city or provincial country of residence.
police headquarters, or from the Taipei City Police Processing time residents approximately seven
Fee payable. Non-residents approximately one month or longer.
Website www.Taipei City Police Important Please note police records for Zanzibar are
Apply Non-residents without a friend/agent in maintained separately for Zanzibar and mainland
Taiwan to apply on their behalf can apply Tanzania.
By mail to For applicants resident in Zanazibar
Foreign Affairs Division Apply Officer in charge
Taipei City Police Department At Identification Bureau, Fingerprint Section
(Police Criminal Record Certificate) Police Force
96 Yanping South Road, PO Box 237
Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan Zanzibar, Tanzania
To apply by mail, the applicant should provide the Provide as above.
1. a written statement explaining purpose of the THAILAND
application. The applicant’s signature on the statement Apply Police Clearance Service Centre
must be the same as the signature on their passport At 1st Floor (Building 24)
2. a copy of your passport bio-data page Royal Thai Police Headquarters
3. the application form (downloaded from the Taipei Rama 1
City Police website listed above) Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
4. a self-addressed return envelope (pre-paid postage Provide Resident citizens passport, Thai ID card,
not required), and household registration, evidence of name change,
5. US$11 in cash. marriage certificate or divorce certificate (if available),
evidence of military service (such as Sor Dor 9, Sor
TAJIKISTAN Dor 8 or Sor Dor 48.), and a written request from the
Relevant document embassy of the country the applicant intends to travel
‘Police certificate’ (record of convictions) to.
Apply Residents and non-residents in person or by In the case of minor, the parents or the guardian must
mail (resident relatives of non-residents can apply on be present to give consent.
their behalf) to: In the case of travelling to work, the agreement from
Information Administration of the applicant’s employer must be provided.
Ministry of Interior Resident non-citizens passport, and a copy,
At Rudaki Street 42 document(s) certifying that the applicant is working,
Dushanbe used to work or residing in Thailand, Thai work permit,
Provide written statement with the reason for request, if available.
passport or copy, all personal details, place of Non-resident citizens copy of passport, copy of Thai
residence in Tadjikistan. ID card and house registration, copy of evidence of
name change (if available), copy of marriage or
TANZANIA divorce certificate (if available), copy of military service
Apply Chief Forensic Bureau (such as Sor Dor 9, Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 48.), two
At Criminal Investigations Department photographs (1 or 2 inch size), two full sets of
PO Box 9094 fingerprints (fingerprints must be taken at local police
Dar es Salaam station or Thai Consulate or Thai Embassy in the
country of residence). All copies required to be Apply Residents in person
certified. At the police station in the applicant’s district
If the applicant requires the certificate to be returned Provide valid Trinidad and Tobago identification card
via post, please include a self addressed envelope or passport. Foreign nationals can use their
enclosed with the postage fee (equivalent to five valid passports. A set of fingerprints will be
international postage vouchers which can be taken at the time of the visit to the police
purchased at a local office). station.
Non-resident non-citizens copy of passport, Apply Non-residents by mail or in person (including
document(s) certifying that applicant is working, used a representative acting on behalf of the applicant).
to work or is residing in Thailand, a copy of Thai work At Office of the Senior Superintendent
permit (if available), two photographs (1 or 2 inch Criminal Investigations Department and
size), two full sets of fingerprints (fingerprints must be Criminal Records Office
taken at local police station or Thai Consulate or Thai Police Headquarters
Embassy in country of residence), a self addressed Cnr St Vincent and Sackville Streets
envelope enclosed with the postage fee (equivalent to Port of Spain, Trinidad
five international postage vouchers which can be Phone 868 627 4140
purchased at the local office). Website
Note The Police Clearance Service Centre open: http://www.ttps.gov.tt/Services/CertificateofCharacter/t
Monday to Friday from 08:00–16:30 hours abid/77/Default.aspx
(no lunch break) (closed on public holidays) Provide a set of fingerprints taken by a recognised
Phone +66 (0)2205-2168-9 police authority in the applicant’s current country of
Fax +66 (0)22051295, (0)22052165 residence, a copy of passport showing the applicant’s
Internet: www.pcscentre.sb.police.go.th photograph, passport number, date of birth and
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org signature and additional funds to cover postal
Fee nil. expenses if certificate is to be mailed.
Processing time approximately seven working days. Fee payable.
Apply Ministry of Justice Relevant document
At Lome Extract from Judicial Certificate (Certificat du Casier
Apply Residents in person
TONGA At Direction de la Police Technique et
Apply in person or by mail to Officer-In-Charge of Scientifique at the General Authority of
Criminal Record (OIC) National Security, Ministry of Interior and
At Central Police Station Local Development
PO Box 8 Non-resident If Tunisian, the applicant may apply
Nuku’alofa TONGA through a Tunisian mission in their country of
Provide proof of identity or residence status in the residence (no set time frame), if not Tunisian, it is
country (certified copy of birth certificate recommended the applicant returns to Tunisia to apply
and/or passport). for the certificate.
Form Residents obtainable from the Provide National Identification Card.
Australian High Commission, Nuku’alofa. Processing time approximately two weeks if applying
Non-residents must write directly to the Officer-In- in Tunisia, no timeframe available if applying from
Charge of Criminal Record to request a certificate. outside Tunisia.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Relevant document
Relevant document Resident citizens and resident non-citizens –
Certificate of Character ‘Criminal Record’ (Sabika Kaydi)
Apply in person to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Church Folly Road
each city. Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Island BWI
Residents of Ankara Tel: 649 946 2371
At Ankara Cumhuriyet Bas Fax: 649 946 2099
Saviciligi Provide application form, a copy of the biodata page
Zemin Kat, of the applicant’s passport, passport page
Sihhiye – Ankara showing any Turks and Caicos immigration
Provide identity card (name, surname, mother’s stamps (including entry stamps as evidence
name, father’s name, date and place of birth and the applicant was living the Turks and Caicos)
registration details). and copy of any immigration status they had
Fee payable. at the time of residence (work permit, resident
Relevant document status or citizenship).
Non-residents currently residing in Turkey Fee payable.
Criminal Record in Foreign Languages
Apply In person to the General Directory of Criminal TUVALU
Records and Statistics Relevant document
At Adli Sicil ve Istatistik Genel Mudurlugu ‘Police Clearance Report’
Tuna Caddesi, No 10 Apply in person or by mail to Office of the
Ankara Commissioner of Police,
Provide identity card (name, surname, mother’s At Funafuti
name, father’s name, date and place of birth and Provide full name, citizenship, date of birth and
registration details). address in Tuvalu where the applicant lives or
Fee payable. has lived..
Relevant document Fee payable.
Non-residents currently residing outside of Turkey
– ‘Criminal Record’ (Sabika Kaydi) UGANDA
Apply Turkish Overseas Mission. Relevant document
Provide identity card (name, surname, mother’s Certificate of Good Conduct
name, father’s name, date and place of birth and Apply Head of National Bureau of Interpol Uganda
registration details). Plot 12, Mabua Road Kampala
Fee payable. At PO Box 2973
TURKMENISTAN Provide if by mail, include two passport size photos,
Relevant document copy of applicant details from passport, fingerprints
‘Police certificate’ from police in country of residence, and required fee.
Apply Residents Ministry of Interior or local police Fee payable.
departments. Note applicants resident in Uganda as refugees are
Non-residents through proxy to above or to nearest required to present evidence of their refugee
Turkmenistan Consulate. registration and legal residence in the country,
At country of residence or Moscow consulate including how long they have been resident in the
(Consulate nearest Australia is India) country, where they previously resided, copies of
Provide passport or copy, name,(including patronymic police certificates from previous countries of residence
name), maiden name, date and place of birth, place of and a copy of their refugee identity card. For further
registration. information email email@example.com
TURKS & CAICOS ISLAND UKRAINE
Apply Residents Apply Residents to local police departments or
At at the local police station Administration of Operational Information, Ministry of
At Police Headquarters At 34T Shevchenko Avenue
Kiev 01030, or Administration Departments in UNITED KINGDOM
any regional centre Police certificates are issued by The Association of
Non-residents to nearest Ukrainian Consulate in Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and cover applicants
country of residence. In Australia, Embassy of who have lived or currently reside in England, Wales,
Ukraine, Canberra. Scotland, the Channel Islands (Guernsey & Jersey),
Phone 02 6230 5789 the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.
Fax 02 6230 7298 Relevant document
ACPO Police Certificate.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Apply Application forms and guidance on how to
Relevant document apply for the police certificates for residents and non-
‘Criminal Clearance Certificate’ which can be obtained residents can be located online at www.acpo.police.uk
from the Directorate General for Criminal Security, otherwise contact ACPO directly:
Ministry of Interior, Abu Dhabi only) Phone 0845 601 3999
Dubai residents only – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply Residents in person Forms obtainable online or by contacting ACPO.
To Dubai Fee payable.
Ministry of Interior Website www.acpo.police.uk
Criminal Investigation Affairs For residents in the Falkland Islands
Dubai Police General Headquarters Relevant document
PO Box 2533 ‘Royal Falkland Islands Police – Personnel Vetting’
Abu Dhabi For residents in Gibraltar
Ministry of Interior ‘Royal Gibraltar Police – No Conviction certificate’
General Police Directorate Apply Residents in person or by mail to the local
Criminal Investigation Section police station in the jurisdiction in which the applicant
Sharjah resides, if you have lived in another jurisdiction, you
Sharjah Police should apply to the local police station at the last place
Ministry of Interior you resided in that jurisdiction.
Non-residents at any UAE Embassy Non-residents apply by mail to the local police station
Provide Residents and non-residents 2 passport at the last place in the jurisdiction in which you last
size photos, passport and a copy of their passport. resided.
The form will need to be completed by the applicant in Forms obtainable on application.
person. Fingerprints will be taken. Fee payable.
Note Residents of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah Ras UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain will need to Non-residents
check requirements with their local police department. Relevant document
Dubai residents only, with a six month minimum Criminal History Record Check
residency can lodge their request Apply Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
At Good Conduct Certificate Section Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)
Dubai GHQ Division
Email email@example.com SCU Mod D-2
This can only be used by current or former residents of 1000 Custer Hollow Road
Dubai. Please note that this applies to Dubai only and Clarksburg, West Virginia, 26306
not the entire UAE (Dubai is one of seven separate Provide a set of both rolled/inked and plain fingerprint
Emirates that make up the UAE). impressions placed on a standard paper fingerprint
Processing time approximately two weeks or longer. card, satisfactory proof of identity, consisting of full
Penal clearance is valid for three months from date of name, date and place of birth, postal address for
issue. return of results.
Non-residents will need to make arrangements for Phone (99871) 2333882
the return postage of results. Non-residents by proxy to above,
Fee payable. or to nearest Uzbekistan mission (nearest
Phone 1304 625 5590 – general enquiries. mission to Australia is Embassy in Indonesia,
Form if a blank fingerprint card cannot be obtained Phone (6221) 5222581/5222635
from the local police authority, further information and Fax (62-61) 5222582
blank FBI fingerprint forms are available at Website Provide written request should be posted at Menara
www.fbi.gov Rajawali, 17th Floor, Mega Kuningan Lot 5.1, Jakarta
Residents Selatan 12950, addressed to the Ambassador
Residents of the USA will need to provide both a outlining the purpose of the request,and
Criminal History Record Check (following the dates/purpose/place of residence in Uzbekistan.
procedures above) and also obtain a local police Forms non-applicable.
clearance document from each city, state or county of Fee payable.
residence in the past 12 months. The type of
clearance issued depends on individual state VANUATU
procedures. Apply Commissioner of Police
Relevant document At PO Box 226
Clearance Letter/s Port Vila
Apply in person or by mail to city, county or state Provide full personal details (full names, including
police department, depending on the procedure any changes of name, date and place of birth), copy of
used in that state. passport biodata page.
Non-residents should include in the letter the full
URUGUAY address of the office where the application to enter or
Relevant document stay in Australia was lodged, as police will send details
‘Certificado de Antecedentes Judiciales’, legalised by direct to the processing office. Provide a copy of the
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Depto de passport biodata page.
documentación Consular Fee payable.
Apply Residents in person
To Dirección Nacional de Policía Ténica VATICAN CITY
Guadalupe 1513, esq. Av San Martin, Apply as for ITALY
Montevideo or Shopping Tres Cruses,
local 31, Montevideo VENEZUELA
Provide ID-cedula Relevant document
Fee payable. ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Penales’
Apply Non-residents Completed Form 80 Apply Residents request penal clearance certificate
At (including ID number) to the DIAC by writing a letter directed to the Viceministro de
office. Seguridad Juridica del Ministerio del Interior y Justicia
Provide applicants must also provide a completed indicating the date and reason for the request,
Form 80 (including ID number) to the DIAC office. attaching a photocopy of their Identity Card. The
Form Form 80 available from the department or request can be made by the individual person but
Website www.immi.gov.au must be made in the name of the Australian Embassy
due to the fact that these certificates must be issued
UZBEKISTAN only to public authorities.
Relevant document Non-residents must appoint a relative or friend to act
‘Police certificate’ (data of existence or absence of on their behalf.
conviction) At Viceministro de Seguridad Juridica del
Apply Residents in person or by mail to: Ministerio del Interior y Justicia
Central Department of Ministry of Interior Fee payable.
At Radjabi Street 1 Website www.gobiernoenlinea.ve/misc-
Tashkent 700000 view/index.pag
Non-residents completed application form,
VIETNAM certified copies of the first five pages of their
Relevant document passport, a set of fingerprints taken by a
Judicial Curriculum Vitae recognised police authority and a stamped
Apply Vietnamese citizens/residents – self-addressed envelope (if they wish the
in person at the Service of Justice office in the police clearance to be mailed). Application form
applicant’s local province or the province in which they Form available at
most recently resided. Website http://www.rvipolice.com/services/
Form all applicants must complete a standard Fee payable.
application form (Ðon yêu cầu cấp phiếu lý lịch tu Note Certificates may need to be released directly
pháp) provided by the Service of Justice free of to the Australian office or post.
charge. The application must be completed fully, WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS
clearly and accurately. The applicant must submit a Non-French citizens and French citizens born
copy of their Vietnamese National Identity Card and a outside Wallis and Futuna Islands
copy of their Household Registration Book with their Relevant document
application. If they are not residing in Vietnam, they ‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier
must also provide a Power of Attorney that is certified Judiciaire)
by a Vietnamese diplomatic mission in their country of Apply by mail or online
residence. To 20 Casier Judiciaire National
Non-Vietnamese citizens complete a standard 107 rue du Landreau
application form (provided by the Service of Justice 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 - FRANCE
free of charge). Application must be completed fully, Website www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr
clearly and accurately. The applicant must submit a Provide : proof of identity or resident status in Wallis
copy of their passport and a copy of their (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de
permanent/temporary Vietnamese Residence Identity Sejour’). Form – ‘Request for a bulletin No 3’
Card with their application. If they are not residing in (Demande de B3).
Vietnam, they must provide a Power of Attorney that is French citizens born on Wallis and Futuna islands
certified by the appropriate authorities of their home Apply in person or by mail
country and must be verified/stamped by Vietnamese To Greffier en chef de la cour
Consular Officials in accordance with the Vietnamese B.P. 12
law and regulations. Mata Utu
VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH) Provide identification
Apply Residents in person Form ‘Demande de B3’ (request for a bulletin
At Royal Virgin Islands Police Force No 3).
Administration Unit YEMEN
Main Road Town Police Station Relevant document
Tortola, BVI ‘Criminal Status Sheet’ or ‘Character Report’
Tel: 284-494-3822 Apply Residents in person
OR At Ministry of Interior General Directorate of
Main Valley Police Station (for residents of Criminal Investigations Sana’a
Virgin Gorda). Provide a letter from DIAC stating that the penal
Apply Non-residents by mail or in person (including clearance is required for immigration purposes, two
a representative acting on their behalf). photographs with a white background, a copy of the
At Police headquarters applicant’s passport and Yemen resident visa.
Road Town Fee payable.
Tortola, BVI Processing time approximately seven days.
Phone 284 494 3822 Penal clearance is valid for six months from date of
Provide Residents completed application form, valid issue.
passport and one passport-sized photograph.
Non-residents no established procedures exist for
former residents of Yemen to obtain a penal
‘Police Clearance Certificate’
Apply in person or by mail
To Zambia Police Headquarters
Office of the Inspector-General,
At PO Box 50104
Non-residents a standard fingerprinting form of an
overseas country must be used and signed by the
police officer taking fingerprints. An application must
accompany the form stating that a ‘Police Clearance
Certificate’ is needed.
Apply Residents Criminal Records Office
At CID Headquarters
PO Box CY 683
At nearest Zimbabwean Embassy or Consulate,
or to PO Box 8125
Provide full name, date and place of birth, any
previous names, and dates and addresses of
residence in Zimbabwe.