How to get a police certificate - Dominica

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 Dominica

You should apply in person with:

  • your passport
  • all previous names used
  • current and previous places of residence
  • two photographs
  • the applicable fees

If you live outside Dominica

You may apply in person, or have someone apply for you, or apply by mail. The police certificate will be mailed to you or given in person.

You should include, with your application, the items listed above, plus:

  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority;
  • a self-addressed envelope.

Contact information

Submit your application to the following address:

Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
Roseau, Dominica
Telephone: 767-448-2222

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