How to get a police certificate – Colombia
Name of the document you need
Background Verification Certificate
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
You don’t need to provide a police certificate with your application.
After you send your application for permanent residence, we’ll send you a
- file number and
- letter requesting a police certificate
Once you have the letter and file number, you can apply for a police certificate.
How to apply
Contact one of the service providers below. They’ll tell you
- how long the application will take
- how much it will cost
- what to do next
Do not apply for the Background Verification Certificate until you receive a file number from the Canadian visa office and instructions telling you to apply for the certificate.
You’ll need to sign a consent form authorizing your service provider to send the Background Verification Certificate to the Canadian visa officer.
Service providers will send us the Background Verification Certificate directly. You won’t receive a copy of this document, and the IRCC visa office will translate this document on your behalf.
Report a problem or mistake on this page
- Date modified: