How to get a police certificate - Albania

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

Certificate of Trial Registry (Deshmi Penaliteti)

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

See the document checklist or visa office requirements for details.

How to apply

If you live in Albania
  1. Go to any post office in Albania
  2. Complete the application form
  3. The Post Office will send the request to the General Directorate of Prisons
  4. Pick up the certificate at the same post office.
  5. You must submit a copy of your Albanian ID card.
    1. If you’re not an Albanian citizen, you must submit a copy of your valid Albanian Residence Permit.
If you live outside of Albania

You must either:

  • get a relative to apply on your behalf at their nearest post office branch or
  • apply at your nearest Albanian Embassy or Consulate.

You must also provide

  • proof of your valid stay in Albania
    • either a work permit or a residence permit.
  • a copy of your Albanian ID card if you’re an Albanian citizen.

Documents you will need

  • Valid identity document
    • identity card
    • passport
    • driving license
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of citizenship

If you’re a foreign national:

  • A copy of your passport while living in Albania.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Albania
    • where it was issued
    • your passport number

Special considerations

If you’re a married female applicant, request that the Certificate be issued with both your maiden and married names.

Contact information

Albanian Post (available in Albanian and English)

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