How to obtain a police certificate - Israel

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 with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Teudat Meida Plili – Criminal Information Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Israel:

If you live in Israel:

You can apply at your nearest police station or online at the Israeli Police website. If you apply through a designated representative, they must submit a specific power of attorney for this purpose, which does not need to be notarized.

If you live in Jerusalem (East or West) or in the Golan Heights, you should apply for an Israeli police certificate.

If you live outside of Israel:

You can apply for a police certificate at your nearest Israeli embassy or consulate or online at the Israeli Police website.

Police certificates may be sent to either the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv or to the Israeli Embassy or consulate abroad.

If you are not a citizen of Israel:

If you live in Israel:

You can apply at your nearest police station in person or through a designated representative. The representative must submit a specific power of attorney for this purpose, which does not need to be notarized.

If you live in Jerusalem (East or West) or in the Golan Heights, you should apply for an Israeli police certificate.

If you live outside of Israel:

You can apply for a police certificate at your nearest Israeli embassy or consulate.

Police certificates may be sent to either the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv or to the Israeli Embassy or consulate abroad.

Information and documents you need:

  • Complete application form # 3019
  • A photocopy of the first page of your passport
  • Your identity card or passport
  • Visa file number (this is not mandatory)
  • Applicable fees
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