How to get a police certificate – Cambodia

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

Bulletin of Criminal Record

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

Check your application package or instructions for details.

How to apply

If you live in Cambodia

Apply at the Ministry of Justice (see Contact information for complete address).

If you live outside of Cambodia

You can authorize someone to apply for the Police Certificate on your behalf.

Fill out an authorization form (a sample of the form is available at the Criminal Office at the Ministry of Justice). The completed form can be submitted at the Criminal Office.

Information and documents you need

  • Valid passport and visa
  • Home and work addresses
  • Applicable fees

A Residence Certification Letter from the commune (sangkat) office is required when applying for a Police Certificate. This is obtained from the local commune office where you live/lived while in Cambodia.

Contact information

Ministry of Justice
#240 Sothearos Blvd., Phnom Penh,
Phone: (855)23 360327 / 363204 / 360421 / 360329 / 212693
Fax: (855)23 364119

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