How to get a police certificate - British Virgin Islands

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

Police certificate

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada.

You will also be requested to provide a police certificate to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if you declared a criminal record on your application for an electronic travel authorization, work permit or study permit.

How to apply

If you live in the British Virgin Islands

You should apply in person with a valid passport and a written request from the Canadian visa office and pay the applicable fees.

If you live outside the British Virgin Islands

You may apply by mail, in person or someone may apply on your behalf. The police clearance will be mailed to you or given in person.

You must include:

  • certified copies of the first five pages of your passport
  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • an addressed envelope to have the clearance mailed to you
  • the applicable fees

Contact information

Police Headquarters
Road Town
Tortola, BVI
Telephone: 284-494-3822

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