How to Get a Police Certificate - Burma (Myanmar)

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 (Testimonial to being free of criminal cases)

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

See the document checklist or visa office requirements for details.

How to apply

If you live in Burma (Myanmar)

Apply in person at your local township police station.

If you live outside of Burma (Myanmar)

You can’t get a certificate unless you’re a resident. If you don’t live in Burma (Myanmar) anymore, you don’t provide a police certificate from there.

If you’re asked for a police certificate from Burma (Myanmar), write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Burma (Myanmar) because certificates are only available to people who currently live in Burma (Myanmar).”

Information and documents you need

  • Applicable fees
  • Proof of identity

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