How to get a police certificate – Afghanistan
If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.
Name of the document you need
Character Certificate (another name may be used, depending on where the certificate is issued)
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada and for some temporary residence programs (please see the document checklist and/or visa office requirements for details).
How to apply
If you live in Afghanistan
Apply at your nearest police office that falls under the Ministry of the Interior. There is no specific application form. You must write a letter explaining that you need a police certificate for immigration purposes. The police office will send your request to the Ministry of the Interior, who will give you the Character Certificate.
For non-citizens, apply at your nearest office of the Ministry of the Interior.
If you live outside of Afghanistan
Apply at your nearest Afghan Embassy or Consulate. There is no specific application form. You must write a letter explaining that you need a police certificate for immigration purposes. You will be issued a letter from the Afghan Embassy or Consulate, which should be submitted to the Canadian office processing your application.
If you are a citizen of Afghanistan and you live in Pakistan
Please visit the How to Get a Police Certificate – Pakistan page for specific instructions.
Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa
240 Argyle Ave
Telephone: (613) 563-4223
Fax: (613) 563-4962
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Toronto
477 Richmond Street West, Suite 901
Tel: (416) 385-1033
Fax: (416) 385-3810
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Peshawar
Opp PAF Selection Center
The Mall, Peshawar Cantonment
Tel.: (+92-91) 5285 963
Fax: (+92-91) 5285 961
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Quetta
45 Price Road
Tel.: (+92-81) 2843 364
Fax: (+92-81) 920 2549
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Karachi
Street 26, Block 5, Clifton
Tel.: (+92-21) 5821 261 to 4
Fax: (+92-21) 5821 260
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