How to Get a Police Certificate - Sri Lanka

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 Clearance Certificate

Police certificate and IRCC requirements

You must provide a police certificate when you apply for

  • permanent residence
  • citizenship
  • some temporary residence programs

Check your application package or instructions for details.

If you’re not a citizen of Sri Lanka

If you don’t have legal status in Sri Lanka, you don’t need to provide a Sri Lankan police certificate. If we ask you for a Sri Lankan police certificate, include a note with your application that says: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Sri Lanka because certificates are only available to people who have legal status.”

How to apply

Apply online (available in English, Sinhala and Tamil only) through the Sri Lanka Police website.

Contact information

Police Headquarters Colombo – 01
Phone: +(94 11) 242 1111 ext. 437
Visit the Sri Lanka Police website (available in English, Sinhala and Tamil only) for more information.

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