How to Get a Police Certificate – Estonia

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.

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

Name of document(s) to get: Karistusregister

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Estonia:

If you live in Estonia:

You can send all required documents by e-mail or by regular mail to the Criminal Record Registry (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Estonia:

You should complete an application and provide additional required documents in person at any service point of Estonian Citizenship and Migration Bureau. Contacts can be found on the Politsei-ja Piirivalveamet website.

If you are not a citizen of Estonia:

If you live in Estonia:

You can send all required documents by e-mail or by regular mail to the Criminal Record Registry (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Estonia:

You should complete an application and provide additional required documents in person at any service point of Estonian Citizenship and Migration Bureau. Contacts can be found on the Politsei-ja Piirivalveamet website.

Information and documents you need:

Special notes and considerations

Criminal Record Registry
Police and Border Guard Board (Politsei –ja Piirivalveamet)
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 TALLINN
ESTONIA
Telephone: +372 612 3000
E-mail: karistusregister@politsei.ee
Website: Police and Border Guard Board

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