Program delivery update: Express Entry: Police certificate requirements – March 19, 2018
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
The upfront requirements for police certificates have changed for permanent residence applications under the Express Entry system.
As of February 27, 2018, police certificates are required for any country or territory, other than Canada, where the applicant has spent 6 months or more in a row within the last 10 years since the age of 18.
Applications for permanent residence programs subject to the Express Entry completeness check will be assessed according to the revised police certificate requirements.
Note: This is a revision to the program delivery update issued on February 27, 2018.
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