How to Get a Police Certificate – Slovakia

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 (Výpis z Registra Trestov)

Police certificate 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 Slovakia:

You should apply in person or through an authorized representative at any office of the public prosecution or any municipality with a Registry Office.

If you live outside of Slovakia:

You should apply at your nearest Slovakian embassy or consulate.

Special considerations

  • You will need to provide an application form
  • You will need to provide an original identity card
  • If you are not a citizen of Slovakia, you must also present your original passport and a certified translation of your birth certificate
  • An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

Contact information

For more information on fees, processing times and to find out where to apply, please consult the website of the Public Prosecution Office of Slovakia (available in Slovak only).

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