How to get a police certificate – Mexico

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.

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Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You don’t need to provide a police certificate with your application. We’ll send you a letter requesting a police certificate after you send your application for permanent residence or citizenship. You must bring that letter when you apply for a police certificate.

How to apply

Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) (available in Spanish only)

If you’re a citizen of Mexico

If you live in Mexico

You must apply to the Mexican authorities, the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR).

The office processing your application will send you a letter with instructions on how to get a police certificate. When you receive the instruction letter, email the visa office in Mexico City to request an official letter.

Take the official letter to the FGR office closest to you to apply for a police certificate.

The instruction letter provided by the processing office is not the same as the official letter that you must submit to the FGR authorities.

If you live outside of Mexico

You must first submit your application for permanent residence or citizenship. We’ll tell you when you need a police certificate. We’ll submit a request for a police certificate on your behalf after you give us:

  1. Two sets of original fingerprints that include the following:
    • rolled and flat impressions of all 10 fingers taken with black ink
    • the full name, date of birth and sex or gender of the applicant
    • the name and address of the police agency where the fingerprints were taken
    • the signature of the officer taking the fingerprints and the applicant’s signature

Notes:

  1. Please make sure the name on the fingerprint forms is the same as the one on the passport bio page or photo ID.
  2. Fingerprint forms should not have anything crossed out, or contain any amendments.

To have your fingerprints taken:

    • In Canada: Contact a fingerprinting agency or visit your local police station.
    • In any other country: Visit your local police station. In some countries, the Mexican embassy or consulate will be able to assist you.
  1. Three passport-size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm) photographs of your front profile (no makeup, earrings, glasses, facial hair or sideburns, and ears cannot be covered—no exceptions).
  2. Three passport-size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm) photographs of your right profile (no makeup, earrings, glasses, facial hair or sideburns, and ears cannot be covered—no exceptions).
  3. One clear, legible copy of your passport bio page (with your picture and full name).
  4. The following information about your file:
    • your file number
    • the name of the visa office, Canadian embassy or consulate or case processing centre where your file is being processed
    • your full name and date of birth

Note: You don’t need to send any other documents or provide any payments.

Please send all 5 items to

Embassy of Canada, Immigration Section
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 193, Col. Granada
C.P. 11520, Mexico D.F.
mexico

You won’t receive the original police certificate. The certificate will be sent to us, and the results will be uploaded directly in our system.

If you’re not a citizen of Mexico

If you live in Mexico

You must apply to the Mexican authorities, the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR).

The office processing your application will send you a letter with instructions on how to get a police certificate. Once you have received the instruction letter, email the visa office in Mexico City to request an official letter.

Take the official letter to the FGR office closest to you to apply for a police certificate.

The instruction letter provided by the processing office is not the same as the official letter that you must submit to the FGR authorities.

If you live outside of Mexico

You must first submit your application for permanent residence or citizenship. We’ll tell you when you need a police certificate. We’ll submit a request for a police certificate on your behalf after you give us:

  1. Two sets of original fingerprints that include the following:
    • rolled and flat impressions of all 10 fingers taken with black ink
    • the full name, date of birth and sex or gender of the applicant
    • the name and address of the police agency where the fingerprints were taken
    • the signature of the officer taking the fingerprints and the applicant’s signature

Notes:

  1. Please make sure the name on the fingerprint forms is the same as the one on the passport bio page or photo ID.
  2. Fingerprint forms should not have anything crossed out, or contain any amendments.

To have your fingerprints taken:

    • In Canada: Contact a fingerprinting agency or visit your local police station.
    • In any other country: Visit your local police station. In some countries, the Mexican embassy or consulate will be able to assist you.
  1. Three passport-size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm) photographs of your front profile (no makeup, earrings, glasses, facial hair or sideburns, and ears cannot be covered – no exceptions).
  2. Three passport-size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm) photographs of your right profile (no makeup, earrings, glasses, facial hair or sideburns, and ears cannot be covered – no exceptions).
  3. One clear, legible copy of your passport bio page (with your picture and full name).
  4. The following information about your file:
    • your file number
    • the name of the visa office, Canadian embassy or consulate or case processing centre where your file is being processed
    • your full name and date of birth

Note: You don’t need to send any other documents or provide any payments.

Send all 5 items to:

Embassy of Canada, Immigration Section
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 193, Col. Granada
C.P. 11520, Mexico D.F.
Mexico

You won’t receive the original police certificate. The certificate will be sent to us, and the results will be uploaded directly in our system.

Special considerations

Get more details about police certificates for Express Entry.

Do I need a police certificate for International Experience Canada?

If you’re a citizen of Mexico, you don’t need to provide a Mexican police certificate with your application. However, an IRCC officer may request one at a later date.

You must provide police certificates for all other countries or territories where you have lived for a total of 6 months or more since your 18th birthday.

Contact information

Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) (available in Spanish only)

If you have any questions, contact the IRCC Visa Office in Mexico City. We’ll only process requests for individuals with open applications with IRCC.

Email: MXICO-IM-RAU@international.gc.ca

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