How to Get a Police Certificate – Macao SAR

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 Certificate

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 Macao SAR:

You need to apply in person at the Identification Services Bureau located at Avenida da Praia Grande, No. 804, Edificio "China Plaza", 1 andar, Macao. If you cannot apply in person, a close relative (with proof of kinship and documentary proof of why you cannot apply in person) or a representative with written authorization can apply on your behalf.

If you are a Resident Card Identity cardholder you must supply:

  • Your Resident Identification Card (BIR)
  • A full set of fingerprints taken by a recognized police authority
  • A letter providing full personal details
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of China:

You can apply to the Identification Services Bureau, Division of Criminal Record (see Contact information for complete address). You must provide:

  • Proof of connection to Macao
  • A Residence Permit, Identity Permit of Non-Resident Worker, proof of schooling or proof of application for residence in Macao
  • A valid travel document or a valid document for entering Macao
  • A letter providing full personal details
  • A full set of fingerprints
  • Applicable fees

Contact information

Identification Services Bureau
Division of Criminal Record
P.O. Box 1089
Telephone: (853) 8394 0532
Fax: (853) 2856 1610
Identification Services Bureau (available in English, Portuguese, Chinese traditional or simplified)

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