How to get a police certificate – New Zealand

Name of the document you need

Request your own Criminal Conviction History

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada.

How to apply

You must submit a criminal record check from the New Zealand Ministry of Justice. Request your own Criminal Conviction History with a full record of convictions.

Special considerations

When completing the Request your own Criminal Conviction History form, you must request a full record of convictions.

The completed application form and a copy of your identification (ID) may be submitted to the Ministry of Justice by mail or email.

Contact information

Email: criminalrecord@justice.govt.nz

In New Zealand
Phone: 04 918 8800 and ask to speak to a Criminal Records Officer

Overseas
Phone: +64 4 918 8800 and ask to speak to a Criminal Records Officer

Send us mail
Postal address:
Criminal Records Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10161
Wellington

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