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.
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
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.
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.
In New Zealand
Phone: 04 918 8800 and ask to speak to a Criminal Records Officer
Phone: +64 4 918 8800 and ask to speak to a Criminal Records Officer
Send us mail
Criminal Records Unit
Ministry of Justice
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