How to Get a Police Certificate - Poland

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 when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

Name of document(s) to get: Zapytanie o udzielenie informacji o osobie

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Poland:

If you live in Poland:

You should apply at the National Penal Register of the Ministry of Justice, Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) or at one of the information offices of the National Penal Register located in courts throughout the country.

If you live outside of Poland:

Applications are no longer accepted by Polish embassies and consulates.

You may apply electronically or by mail. You may also authorize a representative to apply for a certificate for you.

Because police certificates must be stamped with the Ministry Round Seal or stamped with name seal of the person issuing the document to be considered valid, electronic certificates are not acceptable.

See the Ministry of Justice website (available in English and Polish) for more information on the application and authorization process for representatives.

If you are not a citizen of Poland:

If you live in Poland:

You should apply at the National Penal Register of the Ministry of Justice, Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) or at one of the information offices of the National Penal Register located in courts throughout the country.

If you live outside of Poland:

Applications are no longer accepted by Polish embassies and consulates.

You may apply electronically or by mail. You may also authorize a representative to apply for a certificate for you.

Because police certificates must be stamped with the Ministry Round Seal or stamped with name seal of the person issuing the document to be considered valid, electronic certificates are not acceptable.

See the Ministry of Justice website (available in English and Polish) for more information on the application and authorization process for representatives.

Information and documents you need:

Special notes and considerations

Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul.
Czerniakowska 100

00-454 Warsaw
Telephone: +48 22 39 76 200

You should sign under the application as an authorized person.

Police certificates must be stamped with the Ministry Round Seal or stamped with name seal of the person issuing the document to be considered valid.

For more information, visit the Polish Ministry of Justice website.

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