How to Get a Police Certificate — Brazil

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? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais issued by the Brazilian Federal Police

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Brazil:

If you live in Brazil:

You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you live outside of Brazil:

If you have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you do not have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: you will not be able to request a certificate online. You should apply in person at your nearest Policia Federal office (visit the Policia Federal website (available in Portuguese only) for a complete list of offices).

If you are not a citizen of Brazil:

If you live in Brazil:

You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you live outside of Brazil:

If you have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you do not have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: you will not be able to request a certificate online. You should apply in person at your nearest Policia Federal office (visit the Policia Federal website (available in Portuguese only) for a complete list of offices).

Information and documents you need

  • Brazilian ID card [Registro Geral, (RG) or Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE)]
  • Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)
  • Passport number
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

Brazilian state certificates are no longer accepted. Only national certificates issued by the Brazilian Federal Police are accepted.

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