How to Get a Police Certificate – Northern Mariana Islands

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.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Criminal or Police Clearance

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands:

If you live in the Northern Mariana Islands:

Applicants should complete the Court Clearance Request form from the CNMI Superior Court website and apply in person or by registered mail to the Court Clerk of the CNMI Superior Court (see Special Notes and Considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Applicants should complete the Court Clearance Request form from the CNMI Superior Court website and apply in person or by registered mail to the Court Clerk of the CNMI Superior Court (see Special Notes and Considerations for complete address).

If you live outside the United States or its Territories, you need to contact the Clerk of Court’s Office at (670) 236- 9700 for instructions.

If you are not a citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands:

If you live in Northern Mariana Islands:

Applicants should complete the Court Clearance Request form from the CNMI Superior Court website and apply in person or by registered mail to the Court Clerk of the CNMI Superior Court (see Special Notes and Considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Applicants should complete the Court Clearance Request form from the CNMI Superior Court website and apply in person or by registered mail to the Court Clerk of the CNMI Superior Court (see Special Notes and Considerations for complete address).

If you live outside the United States or its Territories, you need to contact the Clerk of Court’s Office at (670) 236- 9700 for instructions.

Information and documents you need:

  • Completed application form,
  • Copy of a valid government issued ID, such as a passport or driver’s licence,
  • Self addressed return envelope,
  • Applicable fees (to be paid by money order payable to the “CNMI Treasury”).

Special notes and considerations:

Applications should be mailed by registered mail or international courier for speed and reliability.

Only original police certificates are accepted (E-mail copies are not acceptable).

CNMI Superior Court
Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 500307CK
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (670) 236-9700
Fax: (670) 236-9743

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