How to get a police certificate – Colombia

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

Background Verification Certificate

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must include the email from your service provider confirming that you applied for a Background Verification Certificate with your application when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

Check your application package or instructions for details.

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

G4S Colombia (available in Spanish only)
Phone: (+57) 1 705-4040, extension 1506
Omnitempus (available in Spanish only)
Phone: +57 (601) 611-0529, extension 214, 215

You’ll need to provide

  • a scanned copy of your ID card (Cédula de Ciudadanía o de Identidad)
  • a signed a consent form (given by the service provider) authorizing them to send the Background Verification Certificate to the Canadian visa office

Service providers will send us your 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.

You must submit the confirmation email from the service provider with your IRCC application.

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