How to get a police certificate – Israel
Name of the document you need
Teudat Meida Plili – Criminal Information Certificate
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
You must provide a police certificate (Teudat Meida Plili) when you apply for
- permanent residence
- some temporary residence programs
See the document checklist or visa office requirements for details.
If your police certificate was issued after July 12, 2022
Along with your Teudat Meida Plili, you must also provide
- a self-declaration of
- past offences that are not on your Teudat Meida Plili
- your sentences that are not on your Teudat Meida Plili
- the relevant dates of the offences, sentences, investigations and pardons that are not on your Teudat Meida Plili
- all court documents for any criminal charges
- Provide complete copies of the decision or the resolution of the case.
- proof you completed any penalties, such as paying a fine or prison time served, for any previous criminal convictions
How to apply
If you live in Israel
You can apply for a police certificate at your nearest police station or online on the Israeli Police website (available only in Hebrew). 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.
The police certificate will be sent directly to the Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv.
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 on the Israeli Police website (available only in Hebrew).
The police certificate will be sent directly to the Israeli embassy or consulate, who will then ask you to pick up the original document.
You may submit a certified copy of the original, along with any certified translations, electronically for the purposes of your application. Please keep your original copy, as we may request it during the processing of your application.
Police certificates handed directly to you by the Israeli Police continue to be unacceptable documents for immigration purposes.
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