How to Get a Police Certificate – Poland
Name of the document you need
Zapytanie o udzielenie informacji o osobie (or a European police certificate if you have also applied for a police certificate from Germany)
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada and for some temporary residence programs (please see the document checklist and/or visa office requirements for details).
How to apply
If you live in Poland
Apply at the National Penal Register of the Ministry of Justice, Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul (see Contact Information 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 can apply electronically or by mail. You can also get someone to apply for a certificate for you.
Certificates must be stamped with the Ministry Round Seal or the 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.
You should sign the application as an authorized person.
Krajowy Rejestr Karny ul.
Telephone: +48 22 39 76 200
For more information, visit the Polish Ministry of Justice website.
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