How to get a police certificate – Iran

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

Certificate of no criminal record

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

If you live in Iran

You can apply

  • in person at a police+10 center
  • online via the Sana System
    • This page won’t work outside of Iran.
If you live outside of Iran

Apply at your nearest Iranian embassy.

If you’re an Iranian living in Canada

Due to the closure of the Iranian embassy in Canada, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran has provided an alternative to applying for a certificate of no criminal record (available in Persian only).

Special considerations

The police certificate must be translated within 1 month of being issued.

The official translation can only be verified by the Ministry of Justice and Foreign Affairs with the original document.

You can’t get approval from Foreign Affairs without the approval seal of the judiciary.

Contact information

For up-to-date instructions on documents required, please consult the Iranian police website (in Persian only).

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