How to get a police certificate - Jamaica

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.

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 Record

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

See the document checklist or the visa office’s requirements for details.

How to apply

If you live in Jamaica

Apply at the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

If you live outside of Jamaica

Apply at the Jamaican High Commission or the Jamaica Constabulary Force (see their “For overseas applicants” section).

Contact information

For more details on police certificates, please visit the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s website and the Jamaican High Commission’s website.

Criminal Records Office, Technical Services Division

56 Duke Street
Kingston C.S.O.
West Indies

Phone: 1 (876) 224-1011

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