How to get a police certificate - Ecuador

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

Certificado de Antecedentes Penales

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

Apply online (available in Spanish only)

In your application, write that you’re requesting a police certificate for immigration purposes.

Information and documents you need

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Your National Identity Card number (Cédula de Identidad)
    • If you’re not an Ecuadorian citizen, you’ll need your passport number.
    • This must be the passport with which you received an Ecuadorian visa or immigration entry stamp.
  • Applicable fees

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