How to Get a Police Certificate - Peru

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, Judicial certificate and Penal certificate

Police certificates 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

If you live in Peru:

You can apply for a Police certificate at your local police stations or at the Dirección Nacional de Criminalística de la Policía Nacional del Perú (see Contact information for main office address).

You can apply for a Penal certificate at various offices of the National Registry of Prior Sentences (Registro Nacional de Condenas del Poder Judicial del Perú) (see Contact information)

You can apply for a Judicial certificate at various offices of the National Penitentiary Institute (INP) (see Contact information for website and main office address).

Official translation to English or French is required (see Special considerations for website and main office address).

If you live outside of Peru:

You can apply for Police, Judicial and Penal certificate by contacting the issuing authorities (listed in the Contact information) or by contacting your nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate. Alternatively, family members or friends residing in Peru may request the required certificates on your behalf. Depending on the type of document, either a simple written consent or a power of attorney could be required (contact the issuing authorities for more details).

Special considerations

Official translation to English or French is required. Depending on the type of translation required, you can contact the Colegio de Traductores del Perú (Peruvian School of Translators) (available in Spanish only) or the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (available in Spanish only) to find a certified translator.

Contact information

You can apply for a Police certificate at: Dirección Nacional de Criminalística de la Policía Nacional del Perú (PNP)
Complejo Policial “SO1 PNP Walter Rosales León”
Av. Aramburú 550
Surquillo, Lima-Perú
Phone number for enquiries related to police certificates: (51-1) 422-9648

You can apply for a Penal certificate at: Registro Nacional de Condenas del Poder Judicial del Perú
Av. Abancay s/n –cuadra 5 Edificio Anselmo Barreto
Cercado de Lima, Lima-Perú
Visit the official website of the Peruvian Judiciary (available in Spanish only) for general requirements to apply for a penal certificate (available in Spanish only) and the on-line request form (available in Spanish only).

You can apply for a Judicial certificate at: Instituto Nacional Penitenciario (INP)
Av. Alberto del Campo Nº 1050 –cdra. 31 de la Av. Salaverry
Magdalena del Mar, Lima-Perú
Visit the official website of the National Penitentiary Institute of Peru (available in Spanish only) for complete instructions and on-line request form (available in Spanish only).

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