How to get a police certificate – Taiwan

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 Criminal Record 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.

How to apply

You need to apply through the Taipei City Police Department if you live

  • in Taipei
  • outside Taiwan

You can apply

  • online
  • in person
  • by mail
  • fax

Check the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including required documentation and applicable fees.

If you live in another part of Taiwan, you need to apply at your local City Police Department.

Contact information

Taipei City Police Department

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