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How to obtain a police certificate?

What is a police certificate?

A police certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police clearance certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, etc.  

It is your responsibility to obtain your police certificate in person in Canada.

  • provide information or documentation such as photographs, fingerprints or your addresses and periods of residence in the country or territory; and
  • pay a fee for the service; and
  • receive the result directly or to consent party