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

Police Certificate

Applying for permanent residence

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 Iran:

You can apply in person at a police+10 centre.

You can apply online via the Sana System which is not available outside of Iran.

If you live outside of Iran:

You may apply at your nearest Iranian embassy.

For Iranians who live in Canada:

Go to a police station in your hometown of Canada and get a digital fingerprint or in a high-quality, high-resolution hand-held manner so that the fingerprints are perfectly visible.

Refer to the integrated management system of consular services (mikhak سامانه میخک) For further information (only available in Farsi)

Special considerations

The police certificate is valid for translation for one month from the date of issue.

The official translation can only be verified by Ministry of Justice and Foreign Affairs with the original document.
The approval from Foreign Affairs is not possible 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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