How to obtain a police certificate - Kosovo

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: Police Certificate (Vertetim) and Certificate from the Court (Vertetimi nga Gjygji/Sudsko uverenje)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Kosovo:

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.

If you are not a citizen of Kosovo:

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.

Information and documents you need:

  • Application forms are available at local police stations.
  • Non-citizens must include proof of stay in Kosovo (present or past).
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

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