47P Character Requirements Penal Clearance Certificates Migration Form
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Character requirements penal clearance certificates Everyone who wishes to enter Australia is required to be of good character. In order for the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, you may be asked to provide a police certificate. Unless otherwise advised by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department), police certificates are not required for persons under the age of 16 years. This form explains how to obtain a police certificate. Please check the list of countries and areas below. If you have lived in any one of them for a total of one year or more in the last 10 years, you must get a police certificate from the authorities in that country or area. If a country is not listed, please contact the nearest office of the department for further information. Police certificates are often only available to current residents or to citizens. Where these restrictions apply, it will be indicated under the relevant country. For some countries, different procedures are shown for residents and non-residents. Note: The term ‘residents’ under each country listing refers to applicants who are currently residing in that particular country. Details shown are subject to change without notice by the authorities of the relevant country, and the Australian government can take no responsibility for their accuracy. All details concerning you that are provided to the Australian government by a foreign government or law enforcement authority will be treated as confidential. For further details, see information form 993i, Safeguarding your personal information. This form is available on the department’s website www.immi.gov.au/allforms/ Form 47P COUNTRIES AND AREAS WHERE POLICE CERTIFICATES MUST BE OBTAINED BY VISA APPLICANTS AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST Algeria, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Zimbabwe. SOUTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile (Republic of), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mayotte, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British). EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus (Republic of), Cyprus (Turkish occupied areas), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro (Republic of), Netherlands (The), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia (Republic of), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City. ASIA/PACIFIC Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (People’s Republic of, The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau), Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa (US), Samoa (Western), Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna. If a country or area is not listed, please contact the nearest departmental office for further information © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 1 Police Addresses AFGHANISTAN ARGENTINA AUSTRIA Relevant document – ‘Certificate’ Apply Residents Deputy Commissioner (SECURITY) At Local Police station or the nearest Ministry of Interior Office Apply Non-residents to their nearest Afghan consulate/embassy Fee nil Form apply in writing enclosing a letter of introduction from the department Relevant document – ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Penales’ Apply Residents in person to the Registro Nacional de Reincidencia Tucuman 1353, Capital Federal – Buenos Aires or Registro Provincial de las Personas Website www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar Provide Document of National Identity (DNI) Apply Non-residents at the Argentine Embassy or Consulate or use form 80 with Consent form attached at the departmental office/Post processing your application Provide DNI number must be included on form 80 and Consent form signed and witnessed Fee payable Form form 80 available from the department or website www.immi.gov.au Note clearances issued by any other authority will not be accepted Relevant document – ‘Certificate of the Penal Registry’ (Strafregisterbescheinigung) Apply Residents 1 Bundespolizeikommissariat and 2 Bezirkhauptmannschaft Non-residents in person at the nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate At the police station or local government at last registered residential address Provide passport or Austrian ID with photograph Fee payable Form from local police station/local government or Austrian representatives abroad ALBANIA Relevant document – ‘Certificate of the Judicial status’ (Vertetim i Gjendjes Gjyqesore) Apply to the Ministry of Justice in person or through an immediate family member or a friend who must present a power of attorney Fee payable Form obtained on application ALGERIA Resident and Non-resident citizens Relevant document – ‘Judicial Certificate’ (Certificat du Casier Judiciaire) Apply Ministry of Justice At Tribunal Office Department (Wilaya) in place of residence in Algeria ANDORRA Relevant document – ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ (Certificat de Bonne Conduite) Apply in person or by mail to La Battlie, At Avenue Tarragona 62 Edefici Les Columnes Andorre La Vieille Principaute D’Andorre Provide copy of identity card, passport or residence card Fee payable ANGUILLA Apply At Phone Provide Fee in person or by mail to Police Headquarters The Valley 809-497 2333 full personal and passport details payable ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Apply At Phone Provide Fee in person or by mail to Police Headquarters American Road St John’s Antigua 809-462 2095 a copy of your birth certificate and 2 photographs. Persons applying by mail may also need to provide a set of fingerprints certified by a recognised police authority and a list of places and dates of residence payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 2 ARMENIA Relevant document – ‘Police certificates’ (certificate of existence/absence of criminal record) Apply Residents in person to Consular Administration of Ministry for Foreign Affairs At Government House 2 Republic Square Yerevan 375010 Phone (3741) 523531. Fax 151042 Non-residents through relatives in Armenia or to nearest Armenian Embassy or Consulate in India, Syria or Beirut Provide passport (copy not acceptable) Fee payable Form on application AUSTRALIA Relevant document – ‘Certificate of No Criminal Record’ Apply by mail to Criminal Records Australian Federal Police At Locked Bag 1 WESTON ACT 2611 Provide a completed form 1101, obtainable from the nearest departmental office or Australian mission overseas plus evidence of identity. Resident applicants should provide a stamped self-addressed envelope. Non-resident applicants should provide an international postal reply coupon Fee payable by bank cheque or international money order (if non-resident) © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 AZERBAIJAN Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Residents Administration of Operational Statistic Information of Ministry of Interior At 7 Gusi Gadjieva Street Baku 370005 Phone (99412) 986396, 909285 Non-residents through relatives in Azerbaijan, or by mail as above, or to Moscow, or nearest Consulate of Azerbaijan Republic Provide passport or ‘query’ with indication of name, patronymic, surname, maiden name, date and place of birth, purpose of stay in Azerbaijan Form standard ‘query’ or free form of ‘query’ BAHAMAS Apply At Provide Fee Officer in Charge Criminal Records Office PO Box N 458 Nassau name, date and place of birth, passport number, place of residence in the Bahamas, one photograph and a certified set of fingerprints payable BAHRAIN Relevant document – ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ Apply Residents in person or by mail to the Ministry of Interior Public Security Criminal Investigation Directorate Non-residents in person to any Bahraini Embassy Provide Residents copy of passport with information pages and the pages with Bahraini resident stamps, 2 passport size photos, non-glossy with a blue background, full set of fingerprints taken at local police station, must have police stamp on card containing fingerprints Non-residents copy of current and all previous passports that contain Bahraini residence permits, copy of latest Bahraini resident permit, 3 non-glossy passport size photos with a blue background Form to be completed and signed by the applicant at the Embassy Fee payable BANGLADESH BELIZE Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Apply Resident citizens contact local police station Resident non-citizens contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Dhaka Non-resident citizens contact local police station in Bangladesh via a relative/friend or via nearest Bangladeshi overseas mission Non-resident non-citizens write to MFA or approach nearest Bangladeshi mission, which will forward request to MFA Dhaka Provide Resident citizens, resident non-citizens and non-resident citizens upon application, authorities will advise what information/ documents should be provided, if any Non-resident non-citizens a photograph plus full personal details including addresses in Bangladesh Apply At BARBADOS Apply At Phone Provide Fee Commissioner of Police PO Box 84 Bridgetown 246 430 7100 2 photographs and a set of fingerprints payable BELARUS Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Residents in person to Central Information and Analytical Administration of the Ministry of Interior At Minsk or any regional city Non-residents in person or by mail to nearest Belarus Embassy in country of residence, or via relatives in Belarus, or by mail to Ministry of Interior Gorodskoy val, 2 Minsk Provide passport original or certified copy, application Phone 222 2665 BELGIUM Relevant document – ‘Extract from Judicial Record’ (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire [French], ‘Uittreksel uit het Strafregister’ [Flemish]) Apply by mail or by fax (0032 2 542 7297) At Service public fèdèral Justice Service du Casier judiciaire central Porte de Hal 5–8 1060 Bruxelles Provide (i) If applying in person: a passport or Belgian ID card (ii) If applying by mail from Belgium: a signed letter providing full name (with pre-marital name if applicable), date and place of birth, address in Belgium and reason for request (iii) If applying by mail from outside Belgium: a letter signed by each applicant giving full names in capital letters, all given names, date and place of birth, nationality and reason for request, a copy of passport or identity document Fee none payable (no need to provide coupons) Provide Fee BOTSWANA Immigration Office Barrack Road Belize City full name (including former name(s) if applicable), date and place of birth, passport number, period of residence in Belize, a set of fingerprints and 3 photographs payable Apply At Provide Criminal Investigation Dept Botswana Police Force PO Box 1082 Gabarone full name, date and place of birth, dates of residence in Botswana, by whom employed and place of residence BRAZIL BERMUDA Apply At Provide Commissioner of Police (Attention: Admin Dept Police HQ) PO Box 530 Hamilton 5 full names (including previous and maiden names), date and place of birth, nationality, dates and addresses of residence in Bermuda, as well as the full address of the office or post where the application to enter Australia is being processed. Police will send details directly to the office or post BOLIVIA Relevant document – Certificado de Antecedentes Apply Residents in person to Policia Nacional Dirección Nacional de Fiscalización y Recaudaciones Non-residents must appoint a Notary Public or a friend/relative living in Bolivia with power of attorney to request a penal clearance certificate on their behalf at Policia Nacional Dirección Nacional de Fiscalización y Recaudaciones At the nearest Policia Tecnica Judicial Fee payable BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Relevant document – ‘Certificate of No Conviction’ (Uvjerenje o Nekaznjavanju) For any prior conviction Apply Residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP), at Police station in place of residence or birth Non-residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP), at Police station in place of last residence or birth, in person or authority may be given to a relative, friend or lawyer in Bosnia to act on the applicant’s behalf For any current legal proceedings/charges Apply Residents Municipal Court at the place of residence (Opcinski Sud/Osnovni Sud) Non-residents Municipal Court at the place of last residence (Opcinski Sud/Osnovni Sud) in person or authority may be given to a relative, friend or lawyer in Bosnia to act on the applicant’s behalf Provide ID card, birth certificate or citizenship certificate Fee payable Form application form, requiring full details of applicant, obtainable at police stations and courts © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 Relevant document – ‘Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais’ Apply Residents in person to the office of the ‘Secretaria da Seguranca Publica’ in the state/city of residence. This document is also available via the internet in some areas. Non-residents (or applicants who are unable to apply in person) can give power of attorney (Procuração) to a relative/friend to obtain the document on their behalf. The power of attorney needs to specify the reason for the request and be accompanied by a certified copy of the applicant’s National ID card Fee nil Provide certified copies of National ID card (both sides), Brazilian Tax card (CPF) and Passport ID page to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s processing office BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Relevant document – ‘Police Certificate of Good Conduct’ Apply Residents in person to: Director of Criminal Investigation Department Commissioner of Police, Police Headquarters Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam BE 1710 Phone 673 245 9500 ext 324 Apply Non-residents can ask a representative in Brunei Darussalam to obtain a clearance on their behalf. If this is not possible, the applicant should approach the Brunei Darussalam mission in their country of residence to apply. See website www.mfa.gov.bn for details Provide a letter stating full name, date of birth, address, purpose of application, period of stay in Brunei, details of employment in Brunei (if applicable), a copy of current passport and a copy of identity card stating the colour (if still available) Fee payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 3 BULGARIA CANADA CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF Relevant document – ‘Conviction Status Certificate’ (Svidetelstvo za Sudimost) Apply Resident citizens local Court in area of residence (under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice) Non-resident citizens in person at a Bulgarian Embassy or Consulate in the area of residence Fee payable Relevant document – Police Certificate for Visa Purposes (residents with no prior record), OR Certified Criminal Record Check (residents with prior record and nonresidents) Apply Residents with no prior record in person to local police or provincial police station. Residents with prior record and Non-Residents by mail to: PO Box 8885 Ottawa, Ontario KIG 3MB CANADA Attn: Civil Fingerprint Screening Services By messenger/courier: RCMP National Police Services Building Loading Dock #1 Information and Identification Services Civil Fingerprint Screening Services 1200 Vanier Parkway Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OR2 CANADA Website www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca Provide in Canada, if required, fingerprints on Form C-216C Outside Canada, provide fingerprints signed by police officer taking prints, full name, date of birth, gender, telephone information and clear reason for application Fee payable Relevant document – ‘Notary Certificate of No Criminal Convictions’ Apply Applicants (or authorised person) must apply in person at the Notary Public Office in the province/city/district of previous residence in China. Application by mail will not be accepted Provide Citizens original ID card, original Permanent Residence Registration (hukou) booklet, original ‘No Criminal Convictions’ certificate (wu fan zui zheng ming) from the Personal Dossier Department, and authorisation letter (if applying via a third party). To obtain the ‘No Criminal Convictions’ certificate from Personal Dossier Department, applicants must apply with the following documents: original ID card, original file card (cun tang ka), and the authorisation letter (if applying via a third party) Non-citizens original passport (or copy of passport, original Temporary Residence Card (ju liu zheng) or Temporary Residence Permit, original Police Clearance certificate (wu fan zui ji lu zheng ming) from the Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB), and authorisation letter (if applying via a third party cable). To obtain the Police Clearance certificate from the PSB, non-citizens must provide the following documents: original passport(s) (or copy of passport(s) – including both the current passport and any old passports in which the Chinese visa was attached, a letter from the work unit or university/school where the non-citizen worked or studied while in China, and an authorisation letter (if applying via a third party). The PSB will only issue Police Clearance certificates to applicants with Z (Work), X (Student) and J1 (Journalist) visa classes. Holders of other classes of visa will need to enquire directly with the PSB for local procedures to obtain police clearance certificates Note Application procedures may differ slightly between different provinces, districts or cities. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the procedure directly with the local PSB and/or Public Notary Office Fee payable BURKINA FASO Relevant Document – Casier Judiciaire Apply Greffier en Chef du Tirbunal de Grande Instance 01 BP 526 Ouagadougou 01 Province du Kadiogo Burkina Faso 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 outside Burkina Faso. Police certificates issued within Burkina Faso are only valid for a period of 3 months BURMA (MYANMAR) Relevant document – Police Clearance/ Recommendation free of criminal offence Apply in person to the local township police office Provide proof of identity (resident: NRC, resident non-citizen: passport) Fee payable BURUNDI Relevant document – Extract of Police Record Apply Resident and non-resident citizens Commisariat General de le Police Judiciare At Police HQ BP417 Bujumbura Burundi While applications by post will be accepted, it is preferred that non-resident citizens have a Burundi resident apply in person at Police HQ Bujumbura on their behalf Provide A letter of introduction and explanation of why the Police Certificate is required, 2 passport photographs, certified copy of ID card, certified copy of passport if not living in Burundi Fee BIF 1000 CAMBODIA Apply At Apply At Fee Residents residing in Phnom Penh and non-citizens Ministry of Justice Sothearos Blde Phnom Penh Residents residing outside of Phnom Penh Chief of Police of local police authority payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 4 CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Apply At to Ministry of Justice Praia CAYMAN ISLANDS Apply At Provide Police Headquarters Fingerprint Bureau Royal Cayman Islands Police PO Box 909 George Town Grand Cayman British West Indies full name, passport number, nationality, period of residence and a full set of fingerprints CHILE Apply At Provide Form using form 80 the departmental office/post processing your application proof of identity form 80 from the department or website www.immi.gov.au © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 HONG KONG (SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION) Relevant document – ‘Certificate of No Criminal Conviction’ (CNCC) Apply Hong Kong (SAR) Police Identification Bureau, Residents in person to the CNCC Office Non-residents by mail to The Commissioner of Police (Att: OIC CNCC) At 14/F, Arsenal House Police Headquarters 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai Hong Kong Phone (852) 2860 6557 (local) or (852) 2860 6558 (overseas) Fax (852) 2200 4321 Provide passport or Hong Kong ID card, original and photocopy of the referral letter from the departmental office processing your application. Fingerprints: Residents taken at interview, Non-residents must obtain and send fingerprints certified (name, rank, full name of agency and date) by the police agency of the country of residence Note Residents Where an applicant is seeking to obtain ‘Certificates of No Criminal Conviction’ for him/herself, a spouse and/or children, original proof of the applicant’s marriage and the children’s relationship to the applicant (marriage and birth certificates) must be provided. In the case of a step-child, the original and a photocopy of the relevant marriage certificate and documentary proof of the step-child’s relationship to the applicant must be provided. The original documents will be returned Applicants residing in Australia who need to obtain a Hong Kong police clearance must firstly lodge their visa application. A letter of referral from the visa office requesting the clearance must be issued before a clearance can be applied for and this referral letter must be submitted when applying to the Hong Kong authorities Fee payable Form Residents obtained at a pre-arranged interview with HKP or can be downloaded from the following website www.info.gov.hk/police. The email address for further info is firstname.lastname@example.org Non-residents obtained from email above MACAU CROATIA Relevant document – ‘Certificate of criminal record’ Apply Residents over 16 to: Avenida da Praia Grande No. 804 Edf China Plaza 1 Andar Macau Non-residents over 16 to: Avenida da Praia Grande No. 804 Edf China Plaza 1 Andar Macau or by mail - PO Box 1089 Macaur SAR (if outside Macau) Provide Residents Macau Resident Identity Card (BIR) Non-residents present proof of residence in Macau (residence permit, Identity permit of non-resident worker and valid travel documents) Form further information is available on the following website www.dsi.gov.mo Fee payable Relevant document – ‘Certificate of No Convictions’ (Potvrda o Nekaznjavanju) Apply For any prior conviction Ministry of Justice (Ministarstvo Pravosudja) Department for Penal Law, Criminal Records Section (Uprava za kazneno pravo, Odjel za kaznenu evidenciju) Savska 41/25 (‘Zagrepcanka’) 10000 Zagreb For any current legal proceedings/charges Municipal Court at the place of residence (Opcinski Sud) At Residents directly at the above address in person or by mail Non-residents in person or by mail at nearest Croatian Embassy/Consulate Provide original or certified copy of ID card (Osobna Iskanzica), or passport (Putovnica) Fee payable Form application form can be downloaded from www.pravosudje.hr COLOMBIA Citizens and Non-citizens over 18 residing in Colombia Relevant document – Certificado Judicial Apply in person at the regional centres of Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS) – appointment required, refer to www.das.gov.co Provide 2 photos, original of Cedula de Ciudadania (citizens only), passport, photocopy of passport ID page Fee no fee Citizens and former residents outside Columbia: Relevant document – Certificado Judicial Consular Apply at the nearest Columbian consulate Provide a signed application with a photo and fingerprints Fee no fee Website applicants can obtain further information from www.das.gov.co COSTA RICA Apply At Phone Provide Fee Provide Fee Residents in person to Suprema Corte de Justicia (Supreme Court) Registro Judicial 300 mts sur de la Asamblea Legislativa Edificio OIJ 3° Piso Corte Suprema de Justicia San José (506) 295 3460 proof of identity and/or present passport and complete names of both parents payable Non-residents apply in person to the nearest Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate proof of identity and present passport payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 CUBA Relevant document – Police clearance ‘Certificado de Antecedentes’ Apply Residents in Ministerio de Justicia At Ministerio de Justicia Prado y Carcel Provide proof of identity Non-residents through Cuban Consular Offices or Consultoria Juridica Internacional or through giving relative or friend in Cuba written authority Provide evidence of their legal stay (temporary or definitive) and proof of identity Fee payable CYPRUS, REPUBLIC OF Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance’ (form P. 8) Residents in person at the local police Apply station Non-residents by mail to Police Headquarters At Nicosia Provide full name, full names of parents, date and place of birth, passport number and place of issue, ID card number, current and permanent addresses, reason for request, 2 current passport size photos, which have been certified by an authorised person Fee payable Form application forms available, but not essential 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 5 CYPRUS (TURKISH OCCUPIED AREAS) Relevant document – Resident ‘nationals’ ‘Police Clearance’ (form P.19) Apply by mail to Divisional Police Headquarters Nicosia Provide full name, full names of parents, date and place of birth, passport number and place of issue, ID card number, current and permanent addresses, reason for request, profession, army number, desired language for certificate, 2 photos attested by the mukhtar and initialled by the applicant Fee payable CZECH REPUBLIC Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ (Zádost o Vypis z Rejstríku Trestu) Apply Residents Rejstrík Trestu GP CR, in person or by mail At Soudni 1 145 00 Praha 4 Non-residents in person at the nearest Czech diplomatic mission Provide Residents Czech ID or birth certificate Non-residents passport and original birth certificate accompanied by a certified Czech translation Fee payable Forms available in Prague at Rejstrik Trestu or any Registrar’s office (matrika) or District Prosecutor’s office (Statni zastupitelstvi) in town of residence DENMARK Relevant document – Crime Certificate (Straffeattest) Apply Residents the local Police Station Non-residents in person or by mail to Rigspolitiet, IT og Tele Kriminalregisteret Postboks 93 DK - 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark Requests may also be faxed to: 46 33 14 76 Non-citizen applicants apply to: Domhuset Nytorv 1450 Copenhagen K Denmark Provide written and signed request together with copy of passport, birth certificate, Central Person Register number (CPR), non-citizen applicants provide details of passport identification and Danish visa pages Website www.politi.dk DOMINICA Apply At Phone Provide Fee Commissioner of Police Criminal Investigation Department Police Headquarters Roseau 809-448 2222 full personal details, a set of fingerprints and 2 photographs authenticated on the reverse by a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or Solicitor payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 6 DJIBOUTI EGYPT Police certificates are issued by the Tribunal de Djibouti Provide Residents completed application form, required fee and National ID card Foreign nationals or Non-residents completed application form, required fee, Passport/National ID card and Proof of legal residence in Djibouti At Ministere de l’Interieur BCN – Interpol Djibouti B.P. 4239 Djibouti Relevant document – a ‘Certificate of Criminal Status’ Apply Residents Ministry of Interior At the local Police Station (will forward to Department of Criminal Investigations, Cairo) Non-residents Egyptian Embassy or Consulate, in person Provide fingerprints from local police Fee payable Form can be bought and stamp duty paid at post offices in Egypt DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EL SALVADOR Apply At Relevant document – Good Conduct Certificate (Solvencia de la PolicÍa) Apply in person to the Director General of National Police At Cuartel Central San Salvador Provide Residents identity card (cedula), fingerprints taken at the local police station, 4 identical passport-size, full-face photographs and one (1) of a side profile. Non-residents should give a power of attorney to a Salvadoran resident Provide original documents (Salvadoran birth certificate, cedula and passport), photographs to the nearest Salvadoran Embassy or Consulate, where fingerprints will be taken. Documents can then be forwarded by applicant to Salvadoran resident Fee payable Provide Fee Gabinete de Identificación Personal PolicÍa Nacional Santo Domingo photocopies of passport pages showing personal particulars, a set of fingerprints certified by police and 3 5cm x 5cm photographs (one in profile) payable EAST TIMOR Relevant document – Police clearance Apply in person at the Office of Civil Registrations, Ministry of Justice Dili, East Timor Note certificates cannot be obtained for persons not physically resident in the country Provide Timor Leste ID card, passport, 2 colour photographs sized 3 x 4 cm ECUADOR Relevant document – Certificado de Antecedentes Personales Citizens and non-citizens (over 18 years of age) residing in Ecuador Apply in person through Policia Nacional del Ecuador Direccion Nacional de la Policia Nacional At Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial Provide Cedula de Identidad (ID) or passport, a passport size photo Fee payable Citizens (over 18 years of age) not residing in Ecuador Apply through the nearest Ecuadorian Consulate At Agregaduria de Policia (if available in the Consulate) Provide Cedula de Identidad (ID), passport Note Ecuadorians residing outside Ecuador can authorise a relative to obtain the certificate. They need to provide their ID (cedula) as proof of relationship. This form may be issued at a cost of US$17.00 payable at Puente Portete Y Avenida Barcelona S/N, in Guayaquil, or at the Office of Archivo Central (Police central archive) located at Ave. Cuenca and Mideros St. in Quito. No certificates are obtainable for foreigners who reside in or have resided in Ecuador © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 ERITREA Residents Criminal Investigation Department Crime Record Office PO Box 1223 Asmara, Eritrea Non-residents nearest Eritrean mission Provide full set of fingerprints Fee payable Apply ESTONIA Relevant document – Resident citizens ‘Criminal Record Check’ Apply in person, by mail or e-mail At Karistusregister (Criminal Records Register) Politseiamet (Estonian Police Board) Pärnu mnt 139 15060 Tallinn, Estonia Phone: 612 3468 Form/Further information www.pol.ee Fee payable (see website) ETHIOPIA FINLAND FRENCH POLYNESIA Relevant document – Police certificate Apply Citizens and non-citizens residing in Ethiopia for 6 months or longer – Forensic Investigation Department At Federal Police of Ethiopia PO Box 5068 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Phone 251-11-1113494, 251-11-1110156, 251-11-1551200 extension 280 or 244 Provide Citizens residing in Ethiopia – 2 passport size photos, copies of any passport, national identity cards and correspondence from the office requesting the clearance papers Citizens not residing in Ethiopia – original fingerprints document from the police authority in resident country, copies of relevant passport pages and correspondence from the office requesting the clearance papers Relevant document – ‘Extract from Criminal Records’ (Rikosrekisteriote) Apply by mail or fax to Legal Register Centre (Oikeusrekisterikeskus) At PL 157 FIN-13101 Hameenlinna Phone 010 36 65 662 Fax 010 36 65 783 E-mail email@example.com Provide reason for check, for which country and language of extract, Finnish security code (henkilotunnus), full name (including maiden/previously used names) date and place (city and country) of birth, citizenship, signature and return mailing address Fee payable (currently EUR 60.60) Relevant document – ‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire) Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside French Polynesia Apply by mail to Casier Judiciaire National 107 rue du Landreau or through the internet at the website - www.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/ At 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide proof of identity or residence status in country (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Sejour’) Fee payable Form ‘Request for a bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3) French citizens born in French Polynesia Apply in person or by mail to Greffier en chef de la cour At Cour D’Appel du Tribunal de Tahiti B.P. 101 Papeete Fee payable Form ‘Request for a bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3) FIJI Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Apply Residents in person to Central Police Station Joske Street, Suva Non-residents by mail to Commissioner of Police GPO Box 239, Suva, Fiji Provide All letter from Processing office requesting penal clearance, a passport sized photo, original or certified copy of Birth Certificate and/or certified copy of passport bio data page Residents complete form ‘A’ at the Central Police Station Fee payable Form form ‘A’ obtainable from Central Police Station, Suva Note Decision makers should be aware that a clear Fiji police clearance may not in some circumstances mean a person has no convictions. If they have any case where there is information available that suggests the police clearance does not accurately reflect the real history they can refer the document to post for checking together with the information that creates the concern eg. Dobin. FRANCE Relevant document – ‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire nº 3) Apply Residents and Non-Residents by mail to Casier Judiciaire National At 107 rue du Landreau 44317 Nantes Cedex 3 (Note: French citizens born in France or in the territories may apply directly at www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr) Provide hand written signed letter indicating residential address, photocopy of an identity document in French. For French Nationals applying by mail, it is recommended to provide a copy of civil service (piece d’etat civil) Note French Nationals born in France or a DOM may apply on the internet. If born in a French territory, contact the ‘tribunal d’instance’ in your country of birth Form not compulsory, providing letter of request indicates residential address. See also www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr FRENCH GUYANA Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside French Guyana Apply by mail to Casier Judiciaire National At 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide proof of identity or residence status in country (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Sejour’) Form ‘Request for a bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3) French citizens born in French Guyana Apply by mail to Tribunal de Grande Instance de Cayenne At Avenue General de Gaulle 97300 Cayenne Provide identification – full name, date and place of birth, current address and full names of parents Form ‘Request for a bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3) © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 FUTUNA ISLAND (See WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS) GAMBIA Apply At Provide Fee Ministry of Justice Banjul Local residents: fingerprints, which can be taken at the local police station Overseas requests: fingerprints payable GEORGIA Apply At Phone Fax Provide Residents Information Centre of Ministry of Interior 10 General Gia Gulua Street Tbilisi 380014 (995 32) 996233 (995 32) 931617 Non-residents to nearest Consulate of Georgia request letter from the department 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 7 GERMANY GRENADA GUINEA - BISSAU Relevant document – Residents – the ‘Police Good Conduct Certificate’ (Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis) Apply in person to the local registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) with personal ID card or passport At town/city of residence Fee payable (currently EUR 13) Relevant document – Non-residents – the ‘Police Good Conduct Certificate’ (Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis) German citizens or former residents outside Germany Apply nearest German Embassy/Consulate or directly by mail (not fax) to Bundesamt für Justiz Sachgebiet IV 21/IR 53094 Bonn, Germany Provide full personal details and signature officially witnessed by a German diplomatic or consular mission, foreign government agency or a Notary Public. Alternatively, enclose an officially certified copy of passport or ID card containing personal details. The certificate will be issued in German only Fee payable (currently EUR 13) Website www.bundesjustizamt.de Apply At Apply At GHANA Relevant document – Police clearance certificate Apply Residents in person Non-residents by mail to Commissioner of Police Ghana Police Service (Headquarters) Criminal Investigation Department At PO Box 505 Accra, Ghana Provide a certified set of the applicant’s fingerprints taken by a recognised police department in resident country, full name, date of birth, place of birth, addresses in Ghana for the last 10 years. A refugee can apply for a Ghana police certificate. The applicant must provide the UNHCR identification with/in lieu of a passport Fee payable GREECE Relevant document – ‘Penal Certificate for General Use’ Apply Residents of Greece (including non Greek citizens) in person at any KEP (Client Service Centre) or by phone to KEP on 1502 Non-citizens living in Athens can also apply in person at the Minstry of Justice 96 Mesogion Street Athens, 11527 Provide Identity Card for Greek citizens or passport/resident permit for foreigners Apply Non-residents in person at a Greek Embassy/Consulate Provide Identity Card or passport 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 8 Phone Provide Fee Certificate Records Office Police Headquarters St George’s 809-440 1043 details of passport, copy of birth certificate, 2 photographs, a full set of fingerprints (non-residents: prints by recognised police authority), period and addresses of residence payable GUADELOUPE Relevant document – ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ (Certificat de Bonnes Vies et Moeurs) Apply by mail to Casier Judiciaire National At 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide proof of identity or resident status in country (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Sejour’) GUAM Relevant document – ‘Court Record Clearance’ Apply Residents to the Local Police authority Non-residents Superior Court of Guam Records Division At 120 W O’Brien Drive Hagatna 96 910 Provide name, date of birth, social security number Fee payable GUATEMALA Relevant document – (1) ‘Police Clearance’, (‘Antecedentes Policiacos’) available from National Police, and (2) Penal clearance ‘Antecedentes Penales’ (indicating whether judicial process underway or outstanding) from Supreme Court) Apply (1) Secretaria de la PolicÍa Nacional (2) Corte Supreme de Justicia, in person Certificates may be issued to a third party in possession of written authorisation from the applicant At (1) Guatemala City, or Regional Headquarters (Jefatura Nacional) National Police (PolicÍa Nacional), in capital of relevant province (2) National Supreme Court, Guatemala City Provide (1) national ID card (cedula de vecindad) or passport, 2 sheets of stamped legal paper (papel sellado) (2) national ID or passport Fee payable GUINEA Apply Guinean citizens resident in Guinea should apply to their local police station There are no established procedures for non-citizens to obtain a police certificate from Guinea © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 Ministry of Justice Bissau GUYANA Apply At Provide Fee Residents in person to Police Headquarters Eve Leary Kingston Georgetown (Clearance Office) right thumbprint and 3 photographs (taken at the time of application) payable HAITI Apply At Provide Fee Certificate Records Office Police Headquarters Port-au-Prince photocopied pages of passport and birth certificate extract, a set of fingerprints and 3 photographs payable HONDURAS Residents – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ (Certificado de Buena Conducta) Apply in person to the National Bureau of Investigations (Direccion Nacional de Investigaciones), At Tegucigalpa Provide passport residence book (carnet de residencia), certificates from Honduran ‘Ministerio de Gobernacion y Inmigracion’ Non-citizen married to a Honduran marriage certificate, birth certificates of Honduran children, letters of employment /study, one (1) photo 7.5 x 9 cm, fingerprints taken Fee payable HUNGARY Relevant document – ‘Police Penal Certificate’ (Hatósági Erkölcsi Bizonyítvány) Apply Residents Ministry of the Interior (Belügyminisztérium) Non-residents Hungarian foreign mission, or authorise a family member to apply on applicant’s behalf. Post application form by registered mail to: At Belügyminisztérium PO Box 1943 Budapest Provide ID number, full names (current and previous), date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, permanent address Fee payable Form Residents obtain a ‘Police penal certificate request form’ (Hátósagi Erkölcsi Bizonyítvány Kérolap) from any post office Non-residents complete application form at the foreign mission for forwarding on to the appropriate authorities ICELAND INDONESIA IRELAND Relevant document – Crime Certificate (Sakavottord) Residents and non-residents in person Apply in Reykjavik: Borgartun 7b, 150 Reykjavik, Iceland Tel. + 354 444 1000 (switchboard) Outside Reykjavik: District Commission’s offices (Syslumadur) Fee (currently) – ISK 1.350,00 Apply Non-residents by mail to: Prosecutor General (Sakaskra Rikisins) At Hverfisgata 6, IS – 150 Reykjavik, Iceland Fee payable Relevant document – ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ Surat Keterangan Catatan Kepolisian (SKCK) Citizen residents (and citizen nonresidents if they maintain their Kartu Tanda Penduduk, citizen non-residents without KTP follow procedures for non-citizens) Apply local district and sub-district police office OR Police Headquarters (Mabes Polri) Non-citizens Badan Intelijen Keamanan Mabes Polri Building D, Room 1013 At Jln Trunojoyo No 3 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan 12110 Phone 021 7218270 or 7398181 Provide Citizen residents (and citizen nonresidents if they maintain their Kartu Tanda Penduduk) resident identification card (KTP). Non-citizens resident in Indonesia 4 months or longer – letter of application, photocopy of passport (including biodata page and page(s) containing the Indonesian visa and arrival/departure stamps), photocopy of Indonesian residence permit – Karta Izin Tinggal Terbatas (KITAS), photocopy of Indonesian police registration certificate – Surat Keterangan Lapor Diri (SKLD), reference letter from company where person worked (optional) and 2 colour photos (4 cm X 6 cm) Fee payable Form obtained from the police office Tourists Not normally registered with police and cannot obtain clearance Refugees Apply through UNHCR Jakarta Relevant document – Police Certificate of Character Residents in person Apply At local Garda Station at place of residence. Garda Headquarters can provide contact details for local Garda Stations Non-residents by mail Apply At Write to Superintendent in charge of district covering the area of your principal place of former residence in Ireland Website www.garda.ie IRAN PALESTINIANS RESIDENT IN SELF GOVERNMENT RULE AREAS INDIA Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Apply Citizens Regional Passport Office in person Resident non-citizens in person at the Ministry of Home Affairs of their state Non-residents (citizens) nearest Indian High Commission or Consulate or Embassy in country of residence Non-residents (other national) in writing with relevant information concerning the stay period (address/time spent) along with personal particulars and reason for the issuance of PCC to Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Jaisalmer House, Mansingh Road, New Delhi. Non-residents can also obtain a Police Clearance Certificate from Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) if there is no FRRO office in their location At Foreigners Division Ministry of Home Affairs Jaisalmer House 26 Mansingh Road (opposite Taj Mansingh Hotel) New Delhi – 110 001 Phone 91-011-23389517 / 23385741 Or at Foreigner Regional Registration Office East Block VIII Level II R.K. Puram, Sector-1 New Delhi – 110 022 Phone 91-011-26711443 Form depends on the office conducting the check/producing the certificate Relevant document – ‘Penal Certificate’ Residents in person to nearest office of Apply Penal Record and Amnesty Department At Justice Administration Department Judicial Power Non-residents to Iranian Embassy in country of residence (Embassy will forward request to Iranian MFA for PR&AD), or to Interpol in country of residence (that agency will forward request to Interpol Tehran) Provide 2 photographs and ID card issued by the General Department of Civil Status and Census Registration. Personal details and fingerprints for Interpol Fee payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 ISRAEL Relevant document – ‘Certificate Attesting Existence/Non-Existence of a Criminal Record’ (Teudat Hameidah Al Rishoum/Header Rishoum Plili) Apply Residents any police station Non-residents nearest Israeli diplomatic/consular mission, in person Provide 3 recent passport size photographs and passport, and Citizens provide identity card or passport Form an application form must be completed by the applicant at the police station/Israeli diplomatic/consular mission Note Police Certificates will be provided directly to the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv for on-forwarding to the relevant departmental processing office in Australia. Police certificates received at the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv will be forwarded to the relevant processing office in Australia on request from the processing office in Australia through the internal departmental ICSE referrals system. Police certificates will not be provided directly to applicants Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Director of Police Gaza (for Gaza Strip) Jericho (for West Bank) At Central Police Stations in major cities Provide Residents ID or passport and 2 passport size photos Non-residents (via relatives/friends/contacts) 2 photos, copy of travel documents, list of work/home addresses and Power of Attorney giving the relatives/friends/contacts authority to apply for the certificate Non-resident non-citizens (via friends/contacts 2 passport size photos certified, copy of travel documents, list of work/home addresses and Power of Attorney giving the relatives/friends authority to apply for the certificate Fee payable Form letter of application 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 9 Provide ITALY Relevant document – (1) ‘General Penal Certificate’ (Certificato Generale del Casellario Giudiziale) (2) ‘Solicitor General’s Certificate of Pending Charges’ (Certificato dei Carichi Pendenti della Procura) Apply (1) provincial criminal records office (Casellario giudiziale) (2) Solicitor General’s office (Procura). Both certificates can be obtained in person, or through an authorised friend, relative or services agency in Italy, or through the nearest Italian diplomatic/consular authority At place of residence Provide identity documents and a statement authorising any third party to apply for the certificate Fee payable Fee Form IVORY COAST (COTE D'IVOIRE) Apply Residents at their local police station Non-residents in a country in which there is a Cote d'Ivoire Embassy or Consulate can approach the Embassy or Consulate who will issue them a police certificate. Note: The Embassy or Consulate can only issue the certificate if the applicant is resident in that country Non-residents in a county with no Cote d'Ivoire Embassy or Consulate will be unable to obtain a police certificate JAMAICA Apply At Phone Provide Fee Jamaica Constabulary Force Criminal Investigations Branch Criminal Records Office East Queen Street PO Box 462 Kingston, Jamaica W.I. (876) 922 3221 or (876) 922 2944 fingerprints (authenticated by police or immigration authority in country of residence), 2 passport size photos (one must be notarised), date and place of birth, address of residence in Jamaica, maiden name if applicable, name and address of Embassy, Consulate or Immigration authority processing visa application payable JAPAN Relevant document – Police Clearance Certificate (Tokou Shoumei) Apply Residents Tokyo Public Safety Division, Metropolitan Police Department At 2-1-1, Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo Other cities At each prefectural Police Office Non-residents in person at Japanese Embassy or Consulate JORDAN Relevant document – Penal Clearance/ Non-Conviction Certificate Apply inside Jordan in person (applicant should apply in person to get the Non-Conviction Certificate from Ministry of Justice. No one can apply on behalf of the applicant) Provide full name, date of birth, place of birth, parents’ names, fingerprints. Citizens identity documents (ID, passport) Non-Citizens identity documents (ID, passport) and Resident Permit Fee payable Form obtained on application Time frame same day Note The above information is for applicants who want to obtain this certificate from inside Jordan. Applicants can obtain a NonConviction Certificate from outside Jordan through any Jordanian Embassy abroad by providing the same documents. This process could take up to 2 months KENYA Relevant document – Kenya Certificate of Good Conduct Apply Director of Criminal Investigations Department At PO Box 30036 Nairobi Kenya Provide full set of fingerprints taken at any police station in the current country of residence. Kenyan citizens must provide their National ID card and non-citizens must provide evidence of their legal residence in the country Fee payable KIRIBATI Relevant document – Police Clearance Certificate (CR Form 16) Apply using form 80 At the department office/post processing your application Form form 80 from the department or website www.immi.gov.au KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH KOREA) Apply At At Provide KAZAKHSTAN Apply At Provide Fee 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 10 Family register (Japanese citizens) or passport and alien registration card (for non Japanese citizens), residential certificate, official seal, letter from the visa processing office, fingerprints (taken where you apply for Police Clearance Certificate). Applicants should lodge their visa application first, then obtain a letter of authority from the department in order to apply for the certificate. Applicants residing in Australia who want a Japan police clearance need to lodge their application then obtain a letter of authority from the department for the clearance. The letter can then be used to obtain the police clearance payable at some prefectures in Japan obtained when applying www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp For English version www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/foreign/apply /tokoue.htm For Japanese version www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/tetuzuki/tokou /tokou.htm Residents to Centre of Legal Statistic and Information General Public Prosecutor’s office any regional city Non-residents as above by mail or to (nearest) Consulate of Kazakhstan passport, an official request from the Australian Embassy with reason for the demand, and evidence that the applicant lived in Kazakhstan, full explanation of reasons for living in Kazakhstan. Address of registration, names of organisations where the applicant worked or studied and the applicant’s maiden name (if changed) payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 Forms Residents in person or by mail to Australian Embassy, Visa Section 1 Chongro 1KA Chongro-Ku K.P.O. Box 562 Seoul 110-714 Non-residents by mail to Sinwon Ban of Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) No 209, Migeum-Dong Sodaemun-Ku Seoul 120-704 Republic of Korea application form(s), one (1) passport size photo (attached to each application form), original family census register and resident register (citizens), certified copy of passport (non-citizens) and a self-addressed envelope and registration stamps or coupons-response international (CN01) for sending back the criminal background check (non-resident citizens). Non-residents must first attend a Korean Government office (Korean consulate or Embassy) in order to have their application form stamped – if this is not possible, applicant should apply through Australian Embassy and include their visa application number and name of the office of the department where application was lodged Application for Criminal Background Check – in duplicate – non-residents Request for a Korean National ‘Police certificate’ – in duplicate for residents. Citizens must also provide the Korean language cover sheet. Available at Korean Government offices (Korean consulate or Embassy) or Australian Embassy KOSOVO LATVIA LIBYA Relevant document – Penal Certificate Apply Residents Applicant’s local Municipality Court Provide UNMIK Registration paper Other identification such as passport, utility bill, bank account, etc. Fee payable Relevant document – ‘Criminal History Check’ Apply Resident citizens in person to Ministry of Interior Information Centre Bruninieku Street 72b LV 1009 Riga Phone 3717 208 218 Apply Non-residents as above or at the nearest Latvian Embassy/Consulate Relevant document – Residents – ‘Anthropometrical Record’ Apply in person to Police Station At Citizens area of residence Non-citizens Police headquarters, Tripoli Provide completed application form and birth certificate or passport KUWAIT Relevant document – ‘Criminal Status Certificate’ Apply Residents in person to Ministry of Interior At General Department of Criminal Evidence Kuwait Non-residents to nearest Kuwait Embassy A further option is to provide power of attorney to a relative or former employer’s Public Relations Officer to lodge an application on your behalf with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior, General Department of Criminal Evidence in Kuwait Provide Residents letter from Australian Embassy, passport or identity card and one copy, 2 photos 4 x 6cm Non-residents documentation required must be confirmed with local authorities KYRGYZSTAN Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Residents in person or by mail to Information Centre Ministry of Interior At Frunze Street 469 Bishkek 720011 Phone 265013, 265343 Non-residents as above or to nearest Kyrgyzstan Consulate (Consulate nearest Australia is Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Phone (00603) 21632012 Fax (00603) 21632024 Provide passport or copy, application Fee payable LEBANON Relevant document – ‘Non-Conviction Certificate’ Apply Residents in person At Beirut Furn El Chebbak Police Station (Beirut) Tripoli El Tal Police Station (North Lebanon) Zahle Zahle Police Station, Serial (Bekaa) Nabatieh Nabatieh Police Station, Serial (South Lebanon) Saida Sahet Saida Police Station, Serial (South Lebanon) Or in person at any Liban Post office in Lebanon Fee there is a charge levied. In addition to standard charge Liban Post impose an additional service fee Apply Non-residents to nearest Embassy of Lebanon/Consulate General Provide residents and non-residents are required to provide their ID or their passport Processing time Residents on the spot Non-residents 15 days LESOTHO Apply At Provide Fee LAOS Relevant document – Penal Certificate Apply in person At Residents located in Vientiane to the Vientiane Municipality Peoples’ Court. Those residents not located in Vientiane can apply to the local/village authorities Non-residents can ask relatives and/or friends in Laos to obtain a penal certificate on their behalf. The relative/friend must first confirm the applicant’s previous residence with the authority and then seek the certificate Commissioner of Police (Attention: Criminal Records Bureau) Police Headquarters Maseru personal details of residence and employment in Lesotho, and photographs. Fingerprints may subsequently be requested payable LIBERIA Provide Non-residents can seek assistance from their local Liberian Embassy or Consulate in obtaining a police certificate Certified copy of passport bio-data page, certified copy of evidence of legal residence in Liberia, fingerprints taken at a local police station in the current country of residence (this will need to include information relating to the applicant’s personal details as well as a passport sized photograph) and required fee (payable at the Liberian Embassy/Consulate). The Liberian Embassy or Consulate will then forward the request to the relevant government authority in Liberia. © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 LIECHTENSTEIN Relevant document – Extract from the Police Register (Gesuch um Strafregisterauszug) Apply in person Fürstlich Liechtensteinisches Landgericht At Spaniergasse 1 9490 Vaduz FL Fee payable (currently CHF 9) Website www.gerichte.li LITHUANIA Relevant document – Resident citizens – Data record Apply the Ministry of Internal Affairs Information Service (Informatikos tarnyba) At Sverentagio g. 2 LT 01510 Vilnius Phone (+370) 5 271 7177 LUXEMBOURG Relevant document – ‘Penal Certificate’ (Bulletin No. 3 [Extrait du Casier Judiciaire]) Apply in person or by mail to Palais de Justice At 18 Cote d’Eich L-1450 Luxembourg Provide a letter requesting the document giving reason for request, photocopy of passport or identity card MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF Relevant document – ‘Certificate’ (Uverenie) Apply Residents in person to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, (Police Station), At place of residence Non-residents – Macedonian Consulate, or family/friends may apply on the applicant’s behalf Provide ID card Fee payable Form obtained on application MALAWI Apply At Provide Office of the Inspector General Malawi Police Private Bag 305 Capital City Lilongwe 3 2 photographs and a complete set of fingerprints certified by police. Details of previous and/or current addresses in Malawi, including dates of residence at these addresses 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 11 MALAYSIA Relevant document – Certificate of Good Conduct Apply Residents Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia At Wisma Putra No 1, Jalan Wisma Putra Precinct 2 62602 Putrajaya Malaysia Phone (603) 88874000 Non-residents should apply at the Malaysian Embassy or High Commission in their country of residence Provide 2 copies of Certificate of Good Conduct form, 2 passport size photos, 2 photocopies of Identification Card, 2 photocopies of passport (non-citizens must photocopy all pages), a stamped, self-addressed envelope and an introduction letter from employer (non-citizens only) Applicants residing in Australia who want a Malaysian police clearance need to lodge their application then obtain a letter of authority from the department for the clearance. The letter can then be used to obtain the police clearance Fee payable Form Certificate of Good Conduct form from above address, website www.kln.gov.my/files/ sijilkelakuanbaik.pdf, or Malaysian diplomatic missions MALDIVES Relevant document – Police clearance certificate Apply Bureau of Criminal Records Maldives Police Service At Shaheed Hussain Adam Building Boduthakurufaanu Magu Male, Republic of Maldives or submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org Provide Residents to provide an authenticated copy of passport, recent passport sized photograph (applicants are requested to submit a photo with a white background), an authenticated copy of national identity card and a letter from the Department of Registration or Driving License Non-residents (work permit holders and dependants) to provide an authenticated copy of passport and work permit card (if a dependant, a copy of dependant’s card is required along with the original visa holder’s passport copy), recent passport sized photograph (applicants are requested to submit a photo with a white background), a letter from their employer on original letterhead and original stamp stating the employment period in Maldives Phone + 960 3322112 (Ext. 3733) 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 12 Note If applicants require Police Certificate to be posted directly to them, they are requested to submit a stamped self-addressed envelope with the application. If the certificate is to be collected by a person on behalf of the applicant the name of the person should be mentioned in the fourth section of the application form. Incomplete applications may delay the processing of Police Certificates MALI Apply At Ministry of Justice Bamako Non-residents are advised to contact their nearest Embassy or Consulate as they cannot obtain a police certificate directly from Mali MALTA Relevant document – Conduct Certificate/ Certifikat Ta’Kondotta Apply in person At General Police Headquarters, Floriana Provide If the certificate is required for Malta or any European country, provide ID card ONLY If the certificate is required for a country other than Malta or a European country, provide a valid passport If applying from outside Malta provide a copy of valid passport biodata page, and a fee of One Maltese Lira (MLT 1) either by money order or by cheque made payable to Commissioner of Police Note: A certificate may be collected by a close relative on behalf of an applicant who lives outside Malta. The applicant should give a letter of authorisation addressed to Secretariat Office, General Police Headquarters, Floriana to the relative. The relative will also need to present their ID Card Fee payable MARSHALL ISLANDS Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Police Commissioner At Department of Public Safety PO Box 1222 Majuro Marshall Islands MH 96960 Phone (692) 625 4049 Fax (692) 625 5134 MARTINIQUE Relevant document – ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ (Certificat de Bonnes Vies et Moeurs) Apply by mail to Casier Judiciaire National, At 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide proof of identity or residence status in country (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Sejour’) Fee payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 MAURITIUS Relevant document – Residents – Certificate from the Director of Public Prosecutions, previously called ‘Certificate of Morality’ (Certificat de Moralit´e) Apply in person or by mail (or a close family member can apply on the applicant’s behalf) to Director of Public Prosecutions, At Jules Koenig Street Port Louis Provide birth certificate, ID Card, marriage certificate and fingerprints if non-resident Fee payable MAYOTTE Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside Mayotte Relevant document – Extract from Police records (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire) Apply by mail to Casier Judiciare National At 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide identification Forms ‘Request for a bulletin No 3’ (Demande de B3) French citizens born on Mayotte Apply in person or by mail to Tribunal de Premiere Instance de Mamoudzou, At B.P. 106 97600 Mayotte Provide identification Form ‘Request for a Bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3) MEXICO Relevant document – Certificate of Non-Criminal Record (Certificado de No Antecedentes Penales) Apply Mexican citizens resident in Mexico and Non-Mexican citizens in person or by power of attorney to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of residence At Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Dirección General de Prevención y Readaptación Social Atención Oficialia de Partes Coordinación de Archivo Nacional de Sentenciados Londres No. 102 Col. Juárez Delegación Cuauhtémoc Cp 06600 México D.F. Mexican citizens outside Mexico to the nearest Mexican Embassy/Consulate Provide full personal details, official ID (passport, Birth certificate, Mexican voter’s card, Mexican Military Service Certificate), 3 full front view and 3 full right profile pictures, a full set of fingerprints, obtained at the local police station. The certificate will be issued in Spanish only Fee payable MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance’ Apply in person or by mail to Chief of Police At Pohnpei State Kolonia Provide full name, date of birth, present and previous addresses, social security number Non-citizens passport and entry permit number Fee payable Form obtained from checking officer at Police station MONTENEGRO, REPUBLIC OF NEPAL Relevant document – Certificate (Uverenje) Apply Residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (police station) Non-residents Montenegro Embassy, in person At place of residence Form obtained at time of application Fee payable Apply MOROCCO Citizen in person or in writing to Verification Section Crime Investigation Department Police Headquarters Naxal Kathmandu Resident non-citizen can request their embassy to write to Interpol Section Police Headquarters Naxal Phone +977-1-4412602 or 4420538 on their behalf Non-residents by next of kin to the Verification Section, with a copy of passport and page with departure stamp from Nepal or apply to nearest Nepalese overseas mission – mission forwards correspondence to Police Headquarters, Kathmandu Forms from Police Headquarters Department, Naxal Provide copy of citizenship certificate, passport and 3 passport size photos Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Residents, non-residents in person or by mail (resident relatives of non-residents can apply on their behalf) to Administration of Information Ministry of Interior At Shtefan Chel Mare Ave 75 Chisinau 2012 Phone (103732) 255517, 255852 Fax (103732) 226639 Provide passport or certified copy, proxy for a relative, full name, patronymic surname, maiden name, date and place of birth, reason certificate required and language of wording Form standard application form Fee payable Relevant document – Police Clearance (Fiches Anthropometriques) Citizens (resident and non-resident) Apply Monsieur le President du Tribunal de Premier Instant At place of birth Resident non-citizens Apply to Service Centrale At Casier Judicale Rabat Non-resident non-citizens Apply to nearest Moroccan Embassy/Consulate Non-resident non-citizen in Australia Apply to Moroccan Consulate (in person or by phone) At Unit 2/11 West Street North Sydney Phone (02) 9922 4999 Provide National ID Card (citizens), photocopy of passport, birth certificate, details of period of stay, place of work and residence in Morocco (non-citizens) MONACO MYANMAR (BURMA) NETHERLANDS, THE Relevant document – Extract from Police Records (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire) Apply applicants should contact the Palais de Justice prior to lodging a request in person or by mail to Greffe Generale At Palais de Justice 5, Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro MC 98015 Monaco Cedex Phone (+377) 93 15 8400 Provide written request giving personal details including father’s name, mother’s maiden and given names, plus Residents photocopy of ID card Resident non-citizens photocopy of both sides of residence card Non-residents written request should indicate dates of residence Fee payable (See BURMA) Relevant document – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG) Apply Residents at the Population Affairs Department (Burgerzaken/Publiekszaken) of the municipality where you are registered Non-residents directly at COVOG PO Box 16115 2500 BC Den Haag, Netherlands Provide application form (downloadable from website) and valid ID document (eg. passport) Note the application form for the VOG contains sections that need to be completed by the organisation that is asking you to provide the certificate. Before submitting your application form to the municipality or COVOG, you therefore need to send the form to your nearest Australian Embassy/ visa office for completion. Please include a stamped and self-addressed envelope for the return of the application Fee currently EUR 30.05 (please check website) Website further information can be obtained at: www.justitie.nl/vog (also available in English) Contact COVOG (Central Body Certificate of Good Conduct) Phone +31 (0)70 - 370 7234 E-mail email@example.com MOLDOVA MONTSERRAT Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Office of the Commissioner Police Headquarters At PO Box 177 Plymouth Phone 809 491-2555 Provide photocopy of passport or birth certificate, a set of fingerprints and 4 photographs Fee payable NAMIBIA Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance’ Apply by mail to Namibian Police Criminal Records Centre At Private Bag 12024 Ausspanplatz Windhoek 9000 Phone 061-220296/7/8 Provide ID number and date of birth, fingerprints taken by a police officer Fee payable NAURU Relevant document – ‘National Police certificate’ Apply to Director of Police At Nauru Police Force Government Offices Yaren District, Republic of Nauru Provide applicant’s full name (including any previous names they were known by), date of birth, sex, current mailing address and addresses of former places of residence, contact details, copy of passport Fee AUD60 is payable in cash to the Revenue office at Government offices © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES Apply At Provide Fee Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Curacao Netherlands Antilles full name, date and place of birth, nationality, profession, name of last employer in Netherlands Antilles, dates of arrival and departure from Netherlands Antilles payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 13 NEW CALEDONIA Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside New Caledonia Relevant document – ‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire) Apply by mail to Casier Judiciaire National or through the internet at the website www.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/ At 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide identification Form ‘Request for a bulletin No 3’ (Demande de B3). French citizens born in New Caledonia Apply in person or by mail to Tribunal Civil At B.P. F4 Noumea Cedex Provide identification Form Request for a bulletin No 3 (Demande de B3) Fee evidence of lawful stay if not a Nigerian national), and full set of fingerprints taken by the police in country of current residence Western Union bank draft for the amount of USD10.00 made payable to Police Command Headquarters Apply Provide Privacy Unit Ministry of Justice National Office PO Box 2750 Wellington Applications must be made using form F1 and the request must be for a Full Record of Convictions (you must tick the Full Record of Convictions box on form F1). Forms can be obtained from either: – www.justice.govt.nz/privacy/ – the Ministry of Justice at the above address – by phoning +64 4 9188800 – by fax + 64 4 9188974 NICARAGUA Relevant document – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ Apply in person to Central Police Archives Territorial section of local police in area of applicant’s residence Provide identification and fingerprints Fee payable NIGERIA Relevant document – ‘Police Character Certificate’ Apply in person or by mail to: The Public Relations Officer Zone 7 Police Command Headquarters Wuse Abuja, Nigeria Provide Residents application and fingerprint form (including full set of fingerprints) obtainable from local police station, and 4 passport photographs Non-residents a covering letter formally requesting a Nigerian Police Clearance or alternatively a copy of the department’s letter addressed to the applicant requesting that a police clearance from Nigeria be provided, 4 x passport size photographs, copy of passport (bio-page and entry and departure stamps from Nigeria, and Nigerian visas or 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 14 Apply NORWAY Relevant document – ‘Transcript from Police Records’ (Politiattest) Apply in person or by mail to your local police station or complete an electronic request form on the internet at www.politi.no Provide purpose of applying for the transcript, a copy of your birth certificate, personal ID number, date of birth, driver’s licence, bank card, passport or other ID papers Fee payable OMAN NEW ZEALAND PANAMA Relevant document – ‘Clearance Certificate’ Apply Residents Royal Oman Police at place of residence Non-residents applicants who wish to obtain a police clearance from the Sultanate of Oman should fulfil the following requirements and post to the Consulate-General of the Sultanate of Oman in Melbourne or the nearest Omani Embassy Provide – a letter of request – 4 passport size photos (colour and recent) – original fingerprints from each finger on both hands, then a print of all fingers on the one hand at the same time for both hands. Fingerprints can be obtained from local police, which later has to be authenticated from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in one of the capital cities of the Australian States – a copy of your passport including a copy of the visa page – enclose a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope – enclose a ‘Registered Post International’ envelope B4 (353 x 250 mm) – enclose US$10 (only US dollars are acceptable) Note please allow the process to take some time PAKISTAN Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply in person or by mail Citizens and resident non-citizens District Superintendent of Police Non-citizen non-residents nearest Pakistan mission At according to place of (former) residence Provide Citizens ID card Resident non-citizens residence permit Non-resident non-citizens details of addresses and periods of residence Form obtained at local police station. If not available, letter may be accepted © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 At Provide Fee in person to El Departamento Nacional de Investigaciones, Non-residents who have a relative (up to fourth degree) living in Panama should arrange power of attorney for that person to request and obtain the certificate on their behalf Ave 5a No 10-45 Panama City full name, nationality, sex, date of birth, reason for requesting certificate and (for non-citizens) date of entry into Panama payable PAPUA NEW GUINEA Relevant document – Police Character Check form or Overseas Character Check form Apply Residents apply directly to: Police Headquarters Konedobu, Port Moresby Non-Residents apply to: National Criminal Records Office Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary At PO Box 85 Konedobu NCD Port Moresby PNG Fee payable Form Police Character Check form and Overseas Character Check form available from either Police Headquarters, the National Criminal Records Office or the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby. Instructions are included on the form PARAGUAY Relevant document – ‘Certificado de Antecedentes’ Apply Residents Departamento de Identificaciones Av. Boggiani y Ri 2, Ytororo, Villa Aurelia, Asuncion Provide ID-cedula Fee payable Apply Non-residents using form 80 At the departmental office/Post processing your application Provide ID Number must be included on form 80 Form form 80 available from the department or website www.immi.gov.au PERU Relevant document – ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Policiales’ Apply Residents in person providing current documentation – see www.pnp.gob.pe/ comunidad/tramites.asp Non-residents can authorise a friend/relative in Peru to present all the necessary documentation. The friend/relative must coordinate the provision of documentation and forms with the requesting individual who must have information stamped and legalised by the Peruvian Consulate in their country of residence. If the requesting individual does not have any relatives or friends in Peru they can request a penal clearance through the Peruvian Consulate in their country of residence At Phone Fee Sede Central de la División Central de Identificación Policial de la Dirección de Criminalística PNP Avenida Aramburú 550, Surquillo, Lima 222 7364 for the Dependencia Policial PNP in provincial areas payable PHILIPPINES, THE Relevant document – ‘NBI Clearance’ Apply National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) Residents in person Non-residents by mail or through Philippine Consulate For a complete list of NBI Regional/ District/Satellite Offices, visit the website www.nbi.gov.ph Form available from NBI offices and Philippine consulates Provide Residents the completed application form, fingerprints and a photograph must be taken to the nearest office of the NBI Non-residents return completed application and fingerprints to the NBI with the fee plus return postage (stamped selfaddressed envelope or money). The application should show the certificate is required for entry to Australia Fee payable At Main office address: NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000 Phone Trunkline: 523-8231 to 38 Fax 526-1216, 523-7414 POLAND Relevant document – ‘Criminal Record Inquiry’ (Zapytanie o Karalnosc – Zapytanie o udzielenie Informacji o Osobie) Apply in person or by mail to Ministry of Justice (Centralny rejestr skazanych CRS) At ul, Zwyciezcow 34 03 – 938 Warszawa Provide full name, date and place of birth, current residential address and occupation details At point 12 you must request a check in box 1, 2 (if under 16 years of age) and 3. At point 13, you must indicate ‘full range’ Fee payable Form application forms can be obtained directly from the CRS, Polish Ministry of Justice website www.ms.gov.pl or from the Australian Embassy Warsaw along with a covering letter PORTUGAL ROMANIA Relevant document – Criminal Record Certificate (certificado do registo criminal) Apply Residents in person to General Department for Justice Administration (Direcção Geral da Administração da Justiça – DGAJ). Other offices of the DGAJ at Coimbra and Porto, in judicial courts or municipal chambers for those in rural localities Non-residents by mail to Department for Criminal Identification Services (Direcção Serviços de Identificação Criminal) At Avenida 5 de Outubro, 125 1069-044 Lisboa Portugal Phone 351 21 790 6200 Fax 351 21 790 6460 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.lojadocidadao.pt Provide Residents and Non-residents Identification card and passport Fee payable Relevant document – ‘Certificate of Police Clearance’ (Certificat de Cazier Judiciar) Apply in person or, if non-resident, through an authorised person to the Ministry of Interior, At General Inspector of Police Convictions Register, at place of birth or residence Fee payable Form obtainable on application QATAR Relevant document – Residents – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Apply in person or by mail to Ministry of Interior Public Security General Administration Criminal Evidence Information Department At PO Box 6797, Doha Relevant document – Non-residents – ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ Apply in person At any Qatari Embassy Provide a set of fingerprints taken by local police or law enforcement agency and attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in country of current residence, 4 passport size photos, copy of applicant’s current passport, copy of applicant’s passport which held the most recent residence permit, letter addressed to the Qatari Ambassador explaining the reason for obtaining the certificate and a copy of a police clearance certificate from home country of nationality Fee payable REUNION Apply At Provide Form by mail to Casier Judiciaire National 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France proof of identity or resident status in country (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Sejour’) ‘Request for a Bulletin no 3’ (Demande de B3) RUSSIAN FEDERATION Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Residents to main Information Centre for Ministry of Interior Novocheryomushinskaya Street 67 Moscow Phone (095) 3323058, 3323029, or regional Information Centres, Ministry of Interior located in any regional centre, or local police departments. Non-residents to nearest Russian consulate in country of residence, (in Australia, Sydney phone 02 93261188, 02 93261866, Canberra 02 62959474) Provide passport, application, non-residents also any evidence of residence in Russian Federation, the applicable visa and reason for stay Fee payable RWANDA Relevant document – Police Certificate Apply Residents Police Department in local district OR Department of Police Ministry of Local Government PO Box 3445 Kigali, Rwanda Non-residents Ministry of Justice letter signed by nearest Rwandese Embassy representative enclosing a power of attorney for a Rwanda citizen to collect Non-resident/non-citizen apply by letter from Ministry of Justice signed in the Rwandese Embassy in residence country Phone 250 85406 Provide certificate of identity, 2 passport photos, identification card, passport Non-residents/non-citizens should also provide service or residence visa and work permit Fee payable SAMOA (US) Apply Phone Fax Provide Fee © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 by mail or fax to American Samoan Police Department 686 633 1111 684 633 7296 copy of passport (first page important) and clear statement of reason for clearance payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 15 SAMOA Apply At Provide Fee Form Police, Prisons and Fire Services Criminal Registration Office PO Box 53 Apia The department post collects certificates from police and forwards to processing office/post certified copy of birth certificate and one passport size photograph payable form 80 from the department or website www.immi.gov.au SAN MARINO Apply as for ITALY SAUDI ARABIA Relevant document – Current residents – ‘Criminal Status Certificate’ Apply in person to main police department according to district of residence in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Provide Iqama, letter from Australian Embassy Riyadh attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, passport size photo and fingerprints obtainable from local police Fee payable Forms instructions and a letter are given to applicant by Australian Embassy Riyadh. Apply to Embassy in person, or fax required details and arrange for collection Note Non-residents – once a person has left Saudi Arabia no procedures exist to obtain a certificate SENEGAL Apply At Fee Ministry of Justice Dakar payable SERBIA, REPUBLIC OF Relevant document – Certificate (Uverenje) Apply Residents Ministry of Internal Affairs (police station) Non-residents Serbian Embassy, in person At place of residence Form obtained at time of application Fee payable SEYCHELLES Relevant document – Police clearance certificate Apply by mail to Commisioner of Police At Seychelles Police Police Headquarters PO Box 46 Republic of Seychelles Provide identity card with the application Fee payable 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 16 SIERRA LEONE SLOVENIA Residents can obtain a police certificate from the Criminal Investigation Headquarters in Freetown Non-residents can either contact relatives or friends in Sierra Leone to assist in obtaining the certificate or approach the nearest Sierra Leone Embassy or Consulate abroad Provide fingerprints including the whole hand taken from a police station in the country of residence, written request outlining the reason for obtaining the police certificate, certified copy of passport bio-data page, certified copy of passport pages showing legal status and visa in Sierra Leone and required fee Fee payable Relevant document – ‘Certificate of No Convictions’ (Potrdilo o Nekaznovanju) Apply in person, by mail or telephone to the Ministry of Justice At Zupanciceva 3 Ljubljana 1000 Phone (386) 1 3695200 Provide Document/certificate of identity and reason for request Fee payable Form application for police certificate available at local registrar’s office at police stations Apply SINGAPORE Relevant document – ‘Good Conduct Certificate’ or ‘Certificate of No Criminal Conviction’ Apply Singapore Police Force At Criminal Investigation Department www.spf.gov.sg/epc/cert_issued.htm Provide 2 recent passport photos, current and past international passports/travel documents showing immigration endorsements for computation of period stayed in Singapore, signed letter from the departmental processing post office specifying reason for request Citizens Identity card, valid exit permit/ exemption certificate issued by CMPB, MINDEF for male Singaporeans liable for National Service Non-citizens Singapore employment pass, work permit or evidence of authority to reside in Singapore Applicants residing in Australia who want a Singaporean police clearance need to lodge their application then obtain a letter of authority from the department for the clearance. The letter can then be used to obtain the police clearance Fee payable Forms available from website SOLOMON ISLANDS Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Apply Royal Solomon Island Police Headquarters Attn: CID Officer At PO Box G3 Honiara Provide fingerprints Fee payable Form ‘Police consent form’ available from the police CID officer SOMALIA Somaliland – there is a functioning government including police and judiciary. It is likely police certificates are available but this information has not been confirmed Puntland – while it may be possible that authorities are issuing police certificates it is less likely and the Security Office was unable to confirm South/Central Somalia – a variety of regional administration exist but are unlikely to issue police certificates. All ‘official’ documents are easily forged SOUTH AFRICA Apply At SLOVAK REPUBLIC Relevant document – Police clearance (Odpis z registra trestov) Apply Residents Public Prosecutor’s Office – Register Trestov GP SR Non-residents nearest Slovak Embassy/Consulate, in person or by mail At Kvetna 13, 81423 Bratislava, Slovak Republic Provide Citizens Slovak ID and birth certificate Non-citizens passport and birth certificate accompanied by a certified Slovak translation Form available directly at Register Trestov GP SR, or at local Prosecutor’s office in town of residence Fee payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 Note Provide Fee Residents and Non-residents by post, courier service, or by hand to Criminal Records Centre, (Kriminele Rekord Sentrum) SAPS CRC (for attn: Sub-Section Police Clearance Certificates) Sanlam Plaza West Building 271 Schoeman Street 4th Floor Room 421 Pretoria 0002 or to Private Bag X308 Pretoria 0001 applicants in Australia may also seek assistance from South African High Commission passport photos, full set of fingerprints, name, surname, date and place of birth, identity number must be recorded on fingerprint form. Fingerprint form cannot be faxed. Applicant must be fingerprinted at nearest police station. Identity document required as proof of identity. Receipt of payment must accompany application. Non residents provide South African residence dates and addresses payable SPAIN SURINAME TAIWAN Relevant document – ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Penales’ Apply Residents in person to the Ministerio de Justicia or Ministerio del Interior, in most provincial capitals in Spain Non-residents using form 80 with Consent form attached At the departmental office/post processing your application Website www.mju.es or www.mir.es Provide National Identity Document (DNI) or passport Fee nil Form form 80 available from the department or website www.immi.gov.au Apply At SRI LANKA Relevant document – ‘Extract from the criminal records registry’ for purposes in another country (utdrag ur, belastnings registret) Apply by mail or fax to Rikspolisstyrelsen Kirunaenheten/Utlandsaerenden At S - 981 81 Kiruna SWEDEN Provide application form RPS447.3, certified copy of passport or birth certificate showing full name, date and place of birth and personal identification number Fee payable Form available from website www.polisen.se or at the nearest police office or an Embassy of Sweden Relevant document – Police Criminal Record Certificate Apply at the Foreign Affairs Division of any city or provincial police headquarters. These include (but are not limited to): Taipei 96 Yen Ping South Road, Taipei Phone (02) 23817494 Kaohsiung 260 Chung Cheng 4th Road, Kaohsiung Phone (07) 2120800 Provide application form and supporting documentation. Contact relevant authority for current instructions on the supporting documentation required Form available from the relevant city or provincial police headquarters, or from the Taipei City Police website Fee payable Website references Taipei City Police (bilingual information, includes internet application facility) www.tcpd.gov.tw/tcpd_english/alltcpd.php?topage=1&id=24&t_type=d Apply Non-residents without a friend/agent in Taiwan to apply on their behalf can apply by mail to: Foreign Affairs Division Taipei City Police Department (Police Criminal Record Certificate) 96 Yanping South Road, Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan To apply by mail, applicants should provide the following: 1. Written statement explaining purpose of the application. The applicant’s signature on the statement must be the same as the signature on the applicant’s passport 2. Copy of the applicant’s passport bio-data page 3. Application form (downloaded from the Taipei City Police website listed above) 4. A self-addressed return envelope (pre-paid postage not required) 5. US$11 in cash Relevant document – Police Clearance Certificate Apply Residents – in person or by mail Police Headquarters, Colombo – 01, Sri Lanka Non-residents – submit form to Sri Lanka Embassy/High Commission in country of residence Form available from Sri Lanka Police website www.police.lk Fee payable – see Sri Lanka Police website Notes Provide Police Clearance Certificate and completed form 80 to the departmental office/post processing your application Form form 80 available from the department or website www.immi.gov.au ST KITTS AND NEVIS Apply At Phone Provide Fee in person to Police Headquarters PO Box 189 Basseterre St Kitts 809-465 2241 valid photographic ID and any documents relating to change of name. Overseas applicants must provide fingerprints and a certified photograph. All applicants must provide a forwarding address in St Kitts payable ST LUCIA Apply At Phone Provide Fee Commissioner of Police Police Headquarters Bridge Street Castries 809-452 2855 personal particulars (date of birth, addresses), in addition to full set of fingerprints and 2 photographs payable ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES Apply At Phone Provide Fee Commissioner of Police Police Headquarters Kingston St Vincent 809-457 1211 2 photographs, one of which must be notarised payable Provide Fee District Governor of Paramaribo Klaina Combeweg Paramaribo birth certificate and 2 photographs payable SWAZILAND Apply At Provide Commissioner of Police PO Box 49 Mbabane full personal details and a set of fingerprints certified by local police SWEDEN SWITZERLAND Relevant document – ‘Extract From Swiss Police Records’ (Gesuch um Auszug as dem schweizerischen Strafregister/Demande d’extrait du Casier Judiciaire Suisse/ Domanda d’estratto del Casellario Giudiziale Svizzero) Apply in person At Schweizerisches Strafregister Dienst für Auszüge an Privatpersonen Bundesrain 20 CH - 3003 Bern Phone 031 322 46 53 Provide confirmation of identity (eg. passport or ID card) Form downloadable from www.strafregister.admin.ch Fee payable (currently CHF 20) SYRIA Relevant document – Residents – ‘Extract of Judicial Record’ Apply in person to Ministry of Interior, At Interior Services Forces Directorate of Criminal Security Department Criminal Records Branch Judical Records Division Non-residents – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Provide identification – ID card, passport or alien’s card of residence, proof of civil status Fee payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 TAJIKISTAN Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ (record of convictions) Apply Residents, non-residents in person or by mail (resident relatives of non-residents can apply on their behalf) to: Information Administration of Ministry of Interior At Rudaki Street 42 Dushanbe Provide written request from the department with the reason for request, passport or copy, all personal details, place of residence in Tadjikistan 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 17 TANZANIA TOGO Apply At Apply At Provide Ministry of Public Safety and Security Officer-in-charge Forensic Bureau Criminal Investigations Department PO Box 9094 Dar es Salaam Tanzania Letter of introduction and explanation as to why the Police Certificate is required, an international money order for USD25 made payable to the Director of Criminal Investigations Department, a certified copy of the bio-data page from their passport and certified fingerprints from a local police station in their country of residence TONGA Apply At Provide Form THAILAND Apply At Provide Note Fee Police Clearance Service Centre Special Branch (Building 24) Royal Thai Police Headquarters Rama 1 Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Resident citizens – passport, Thai ID card, house registration, evidence of name change, evidence of military service (Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 43 etc.), marriage certificate or divorce certificate if available, in case of minor, the parents or the guardian must be present to give consent Resident non-citizens – passport, documents certify that the applicant is working, used to work or residing in Thailand, Thai work permit, if available Non-resident citizens – 2 full sets of fingerprints (fingerprints must be taken at local police station or Thai Consulate or Thai Embassy in country of residence), 2 photographs (1 inch by 2 inches), Thai ID card and house registration, evidence of any change of name, certificate of marriage or divorce if available, evidence of military service (Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 43 etc.), an envelope with pre-paid stamps and applicant’s address to mail certificate back to applicant Non-resident non-citizens – 2 full sets of fingerprints (fingerprints must be taken at local police station or Thai Consulate or Thai Embassy in country of residence), 2 photographs (1 inch by 2 inches), valid passport, document stating the applicant used to work or live in Thailand, Thai working permit if available, an envelope with pre-paid stamps and applicant’s address to mail certificate back to applicant The Police Clearance Service Centre open: Monday to Friday from 08:30–18:30 hours (no lunch break) (closed on public holidays) Saturday from 09:00–12:00 hours Phone: 02-2052168 and 02-2052169 Fax: +66 02 2051295 Internet: www.sb.police.go.th E-mail: email@example.com nil – Processing period is 10 working days 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 18 Ministry of Justice Lome Fee in person or by mail to Officer-In-Charge of Criminal Record (OIC) Central Police Station PO Box 8 Nuku’alofa TONGA proof of identity or residence status in the country (certified copy of birth certificate and/or passport) for residents is obtainable from the Australian High Commission, Nuku’alofa Non-residents must write directly to the Officer-In-Charge of Criminal Record to request a certificate payable Relevant document – Non-residents currently residing in Turkey – Criminal Record in Foreign Languages Apply In person to the General Directory of Criminal Records and Statistics At Adli Sicil ve Istatistik Genel Mudurlugu Tuna Caddesi, No 10 Ankara Provide identity card (name, surname, mother’s name, father’s name, date and place of birth and registration details) Fee payable Relevant document – Non-residents currently residing outside of Turkey – ‘Criminal Record’ (Sabika Kaydi) Apply Turkish Overseas Mission Provide identity card (name, surname, mother’s name, father’s name, date and place of birth and registration details). Fee payable TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TURKMENISTAN Apply At Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply Residents Ministry of Interior or local police departments. Non-residents through proxy to above or to nearest Turkmenistan Consulate At country of residence or Moscow consulate (Consulate nearest Australia is India – Shanty Niketan 1/13, Delhi, phone 6118054, 6118409, fax 6118332) Provide official request from the department, passport or copy, name, patronymic surname, maiden name, date and place of birth, place of registration Provide Fee Police Headquarters St Vincent Street Port of Spain, Trinidad fingerprints and 3 photos payable TUNISIA Relevant document – extract from Judicial Certificate (Certificat du Casier Judiciaire) Apply Residents to Ministry of Justice Tribunal in area of residence Provide National Identification Card Non-residents to nearest Tunisian Embassy to complete card number 3 TURKS & CAICOS ISLAND Apply At Provide TURKEY Relevant document – Resident citizens and resident non-citizens – ‘Criminal Record’ (Sabika Kaydi) Apply in person to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in each city Residents of Ankara At Ankara Cumhuriyet Bas Saviciligi Zemin Kat, Sihhiye – Ankara Provide identity card (name, surname, mother’s name, father’s name, date and place of birth and registration details) Fee payable © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 Fee Commissioner of Police Police Headquarters Grand Turk full set of fingerprints, one photograph, letter with personal details (name, date and place of birth) payable TUVALU Relevant document – Police Clearance Report Apply in person or by mail to Office of the Commissioner of Police, At Funafuti Provide full name, citizenship, date of birth and address in Tuvalu where applicant lives or lived Fee payable UGANDA UNITED KINGDOM URUGUAY Relevant document – Certificate of Good Conduct Apply National Central Bureau of Interpol Kampala Directorate of Criminal Investigations Uganda Police Force At PO Box 2973 Kampala, Uganda Provide if by mail, include 2 passport size photos, copy of applicant details from passport, fingerprints from police in country of residence, and required fee Fee payable Note applicants can obtain further information from email address: firstname.lastname@example.org There is currently no national conviction database in the UK. Residents of the UK require a separate check for each jurisdiction in which they have lived For residence in each of: England and/or Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man Relevant document – ‘Subject Access Request’ made under s7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 For residence in Gibraltar Relevant document – ‘Royal Gibraltar Police – No Conviction Certificate’ For residence in the Falkland Islands Relevant document – ‘Royal Falkland Islands Police – Personnel Vetting’ For residence in the Channel Islands Relevant document – Letter issued by Guernsey or Jersey Police confirming results of local police records checks Apply Residents in person or by mail to the local police station in the jurisdiction in which you reside. If you have lived in another jurisdiction, you should apply to the local police station at the last place you resided in that jurisdiction Non-Residents apply by mail as above to the local police station at the last place in which you resided in that jurisdiction Forms obtainable on application Fee payable Website Scotland: www.scottish.police.uk Northern Ireland: www.psni.police.uk Guernsey: www.guernsey.police.uk Relevant document – ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Judiciales’, legalised by Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Depto de documentación Consular Apply Residents Dirección Nacional de Policía Ténica Guadalupe 1513, esq. Av San Martin, Montevideo or Shopping Tres Cruses, local 31, Montevideo Provide ID-cedula Fee payable Apply Non-residents using form 80 At the departmental office/Post processing your application Provide ID Number must be included on form 80 Form form 80 available from the department or website www.immi.gov.au UKRAINE Apply At Residents to local police departments or Administration of Operational Information, Ministry of Interior 34T Shevchenko Avenue Kiev 01030, or Administration Departments in any regional centre Non-residents to nearest Ukrainian Consulate in country of residence, in Australia, General Consulate Sydney, phone 02 9388 9177, fax 02 9388 9577 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Relevant document – ‘Criminal Status Certificate’ (or ‘Criminal Clearance Certificate’ which can be obtained from the Directorate General for Criminal Security, Ministry of Interior, Abu Dhabi only) Apply Residents in person to Dubai Ministry of Interior Criminal Investigation Affairs Dubai Police General Headquarters PO Box 2533 Abu Dhabi Ministry of Interior General Police Directorate Criminal Investigation Section Sharjah Sharjah Police Ministry of Interior Non-residents at any UAE Embassy Provide 2 passport size photos, form to be completed by applicant in person, copy of valid current passport and certified fingerprints form Fee payable Note Ras Al Kaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ajman: Check with local police department. The Dubai Police have an email address for persons seeking to obtain a penal certificate. This can only be used by current or former residents of Dubai. Please note that this applies to Dubai only and not the entire UAE (Dubai is one of seven separate Emirates that make up the UAE) E-mail email@example.com UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Non-residents Relevant document – Criminal History Record Check Apply Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division SCU Mod D-2 1000 Cluster Hollow Road Clarksburg, West Virginia, 26306 Provide a set of both rolled/inked and plain fingerprint impressions placed on a standard paper fingerprint card, satisfactory proof of identity, consisting of full name, date and place of birth, postal address for return of results Non-residents will need to make arrangements for the return postage of results Fee payable Phone 1304 625 5590 – general enquiries Form if a blank fingerprint card cannot be obtained from the local police authority, further information and blank FBI fingerprint forms are available on www.fbi.gov Residents Residents of the USA will need to provide both a Criminal History Record Check (as per the procedures above) and also obtain a State Police clearance document from each state of residence in the past 12 months Relevant document – Clearance Letter/s Apply in person or by mail to Local or State Police Department, depending on the procedure used in that state © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 UZBEKISTAN Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ (data of existence or absence of conviction) Apply Residents in person or by mail to: Central Department of Ministry of Interior At Radjabi Street 1 Tashkent 700000 Phone (99871) 1333882 Non-residents by proxy to above, or to nearest Uzbekistan mission (nearest mission to Australia is Bangkok, phone (810662) 7128883, 3916848, fax (810662) 3913323) Provide written request from the department, passport or copy, copy of Uzbekistan residence registration stamp from internal passport or copy of ‘address leave certificate’ or exact dates of entry and departure from Uzbekistan Forms 2 application forms (available from the Uzbekistan Embassy website – www.uzembassy.ru) must be completed Fee payable VANUATU Apply At Provide Fee Commissioner of Police PO Box 226 Port Vila full personal details (full names, including any changes of name, date and place of birth) Non-residents should include in the letter the full address of the office where the application to enter or stay in Australia was lodged, as police will send details direct to the processing office payable VATICAN CITY Apply as for ITALY 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 19 VENEZUALA Relevant document – ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Penales’ Apply Residents request penal clearance certificate by writing a letter directed to the Viceministro de Seguridad Juridica del Ministerio del Interior y Justicia indicating the date and reason for the request, attaching a photocopy of their Identity Card. The request can be made by the individual person but must be made in the name of the Australian Embassy due to the fact that these certificates must be issued only to public authorities Non-residents must appoint a Notary Public in Venezuela to act on their behalf At Viceministro de Seguridad Juridica del Ministerio del Interior y Justicia Fee payable VIETNAM , Relevant document – Judicial Curriculum Vitae Apply Vietnamese citizens/residents – complete a standard application form (Don ˆ´ Phieu ˆ´ Ly´ Lich T Pháp – provided by xin cap ˙ free of charge). the Service of Justice Application must be completed fully, clearly and accurately. Submit with the application a copy of the Vietnamese National Identity Card and a copy of the Household Registration where the applicant registers his/her permanent residence or other evidence of the applicant’s (permanent) residential status Non-Vietnamese citizens – complete a standard application form (provided by the Service of Justice free of charge). Application must be completed fully, clearly and accurately. Enclose with the application a copy of the passport and a copy of the permanent/temporary residence Identity Card in Vietnam Power of Attorney Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam – Power of Attorney must be certified by the People’s Committee at the Ward/Village level, where the primary applicants or the authorised recipients reside Vietnamese citizens residing overseas – Power of Attorney must be certified by the Diplomatic Missions (Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, etc.) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in that country Non-Vietnamese citizens who have left Vietnam – Power of Attorney must be certified by the appropriate authorities of their home country and must be verified/stamped by Vietnamese Consular Officials in accordance with the Vietnamese law and regulations 47P (Design date 01/08) - Page 20 Lodgements Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam – lodge applications for Judicial Curriculum Vitae at the Service of Justice of the City/Province where they reside Vietnamese citizens residing overseas – lodge applications with the Service for Justice of the last City/Province where they resided permanently before departure from Vietnam Non-Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam – lodge with the Service of Justice of the City/Province where they stay Non-Vietnamese citizens who have left Vietnam – lodge applications with the Service for Justice of the last City/Province where they resided before departure from Vietnam Time – 12 working days for Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam – 26 working days for Vietnamese citizens residing overseas and non-Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam – maximum of 45 days for non-Vietnamese citizens residing overseas Fee VND 100,000.00/time/person VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH) Relevant document – ‘Police certificate’ Apply in person or by mail to Police Headquarters At Road Town Tortola Phone 809-494 3822 Provide Residents apply in person with passport Non-residents apply in writing with certified copy of first 5 pages of passport Fee payable WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS Non-French citizens and French citizens born outside Wallis and Futuna Islands Relevant document – ‘Extract from Police records’ (Extrait du Casier Judiciaire) Apply by mail to 20 Casier Judiciaire National or through the internet at the website www.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/ At 107 rue du Landreau 44079 Nantes Cedex 01 France Provide proof of identity or resident status in Wallis (photocopy of passport or identity card and ‘Carte de Sejour’). Form – ‘Request for a bulletin No 3’ (Demande de B3) French citizens born on Wallis and Futuna islands Apply in person or by mail to Greffier en chef de la cour At B.P. 12 Mata Utu 98600 Uve Provide identification Form ‘Demande de B3’ (request for a bulletin No 3) © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 YEMEN No established procedures exist for former residents of Yemen to obtain a penal clearance ZAMBIA Relevant document – ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Apply in person or by mail to Zambia Police Headquarters, Office of the Inspector-General, At PO Box 50104 Lusaka Provide identification 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 the applicant needs a ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ Fee payable ZIMBABWE Residents Criminal Records Office CID Headquarters PO Box CY 683 Causeway Harare Zimbabwe Non-residents At nearest Zimbabwean Embassy or Consulate, or to PO Box 8125 Causeway Harare Provide full name, date and place of birth, any previous names, and dates and addresses of residence in Zimbabwe Fee payable Apply At
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