How to get a police certificate – South Korea
Name of the document you need
Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply (범죄· 수사경력 회보서)
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
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
You should apply for a Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply (범죄· 수사경력 회보서) from a Korean National Police station in South Korea.
Please note that the police certificate must indicate that all records have been searched, including any lapsed records (실효된 형 포함). You should specifically request a search on your entire record, including Criminal Records, lapsed criminal sentences, and investigation records.
Korean National Police Agency (KNPA)'s website (available in English and Korean)
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