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
- some temporary residence programs
See the document checklist or visa office requirements 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).
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.
For up-to-date instructions on documents required, please consult the Iranian police website (in Persian only).
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