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.

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

Name of document(s) to get: Police certificate, Judicial certificate and Penal certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Peru:

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 Special notes and considerations for website and 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 Special notes and considerations for website and main office address).

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

Official translation to English or French is required (see Special notes and 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 Special notes and considerations) 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).

If you are not a citizen of Peru:

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 Special notes and considerations for website and 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 Special notes and considerations for website and main office address).

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

Official translation to English or French is required (see Special notes and 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 Special notes and considerations) 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).

Information and documents you need:

Please visit the official websites listed below for further details.

Special notes and considerations

You can apply for a Police certifícate 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
Visit the official website of the National Police of Peru (available in Spanish only) for general information (available in Spanish only) and police certificate processing instructions (available in Spanish only).
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).

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.

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