How to get a police certificate – Bermuda

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 with my application for permanent residence? No. We will send you a letter requesting a police certificate after you send your application for permanent residence.

Name of document(s) to get:

  • Police Criminal Record Check

If you live in Bermuda

You can apply in person or by mail:

In person:

Complete the Application for Police Criminal Record Check SF39 (PDF, 419 KB).

Police Vetting Office
10 Headquarters Hill
Prospect Devonshire, DV 01

By mail:

Police Vetting Section – CRO
Bermuda Police Service
P.O. Box HM 530
Hamilton, HM CX

If you live outside of Bermuda

You must submit a request on form Application for Police Criminal Record Check SF39 (PDF, 419 KB), which is available for download from the Bermuda Police Service website, to Bermuda Police Headquarters:

Administration Department
P.O. Box HM 530
HM CX Bermuda

Information and documents you need

  • Legible, notarized copies of government-issued photo identification (e.g. passport, driver's license)
  • Applicable fees

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