How to get a Police Certificate – Spain (including the Canary Islands)

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

Criminal Record Certificate

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada.

We’ll also ask you to provide a police certificate to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if you declared that you have a criminal record on your application for an electronic travel authorization (eTA), work permit or study permit.

How to apply

You must complete a Model 790 application (PDF) and follow the instructions on the Ministry of Justice website.

Special considerations

Do I need a police certificate for International Experience Canada?

If you’re a citizen of Spain, you don’t need to provide a police certificate from this country with your application. However, an IRCC officer may request one at a later date.

You must provide police certificates for all other countries or territories where you have lived for a total of six months or more since your 18th birthday.

Contact information

Central Office of Citizen Services at the Ministry of Justice

Oficina Central de Atención al Ciudadano del Ministerio de Justicia
Sección de certificados de penales
Calle de la Bolsa 8, 28012 Madrid

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