How to Get a Police Certificate - Sri Lanka
Name of the document you need
Police Clearance Certificate
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
Citizens of Sri Lanka must provide a police certificate when they apply for
- permanent residence
- some temporary residence programs
See the document checklist or visa office requirements 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.
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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