How to obtain a police certificate - Barbados

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.

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence? Yes.

How or where do I obtain one?

If you live in Barbados

You should include:

  • your full name and any previous names
  • most recent address in Barbados
  • date and place of birth
  • a photo identity card
  • the applicable fees

You should apply in person at:

Central Police Station
P.O. Box 84
Coleridge Street
Bridgetown, Barbados
Telephone: 246-430-7100

If you live outside of Barbados

You may apply by mail, in person or someone can submit the written request on your behalf to the Central Police Station. The police clearance can be mailed to you or given in person.

You should include:

  • your full name and any previous names
  • most recent address in Barbados
  • date and place of birth
  • a copy of a photo identity card or passport
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • the applicable fees ($20. Barbados dollars or $10 (USD). Money order or certified cheque made payable to the Commissioner of Police)
  • a self-addressed envelope (if you wish the police clearance to be mailed back to you)

The request should be sent to:

The Commissioner of Police,
Central Police Station
P.O. Box 84
Bridgetown, St. Michael
BARBADOS.

Note: The fees are subject to change.

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