How to get a police certificate - Kosovo
Name of the document you need
Police Certificate (Vertetim) and Certificate from the Court (Vertetimi nga Gjygji/Sudsko uverenje)
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
If you live in Kosovo:
For the police certificate: you can apply in person at the local police station where you reside or appoint a close family member to apply on your behalf.
For the court certificate: you can apply at your local court (Gjykata Komunale).
If you live outside of Kosovo:
For the police certificate: you can apply by email to the Kosovo Police Directorate for International Cooperation at ILECU@kosovopolice.com. Please attach your completed application forms and a copy of your personal identification document. You may also appoint a close family member to apply on your behalf (some restrictions apply).
For the court certificate: a court certificate is not required if you have lived outside of Kosovo for the last six months or longer.
- Application forms for a police certificate are available at local police stations.
- Non-citizens must include proof of stay in Kosovo (present or past).
- An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.
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