How to Get a Police Certificate – Switzerland
Name of the document you need
Excerpt from the Swiss criminal records (Privatauszug)
Applying for permanent residence
You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada.
How to apply
You should apply online or by mail to Schweizerisches Strafregister.
IRCC does not require documents to be legalized (apostille).
This certificate covers both Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Do I need a police certificate for International Experience Canada (IEC)?
If you are a citizen of Switzerland, you do not need to provide a police certificate from this country with your application. However, an IRCC officer may request one at a later date.
Federal Office of Justice
Swiss Criminal Records Section
Service for Private Individuals
Tel. +41 58 465 01 98
For more information or for an online application form, see the Federal Office of Justice website (available in English, French, German and Italian).
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