How to get a police certificate – Turkey

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

Archive Recorded Criminal Record / Criminal Record Archive Record

Applying for permanent residence

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

You will also be requested to provide an archived police certificate to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if you declared a criminal record on your application for an electronic travel authorization, work permit or study permit.

How to apply

If you live in Turkey:

You can apply at the General Prosecutor’s Office (branches located in each city).

You can apply for an archived police clearances (“Arsiv Kayitli Sabika Kaydi/Adli Sicil Arsiv Kaydi”) online via the e-government application e-Devlet (only in Turkish and English).

If you live outside of Turkey:

You should apply at your nearest Turkish Embassy or mail a request to the Turkish Republic Ministry of Justice General Directory of Criminal Records Central Office in Ankara:

Turkiye Cumhuriyeti
Adalet Bakanligi
Adli Sicil Genel Mudurlugu
Tuna Caddesi No. 10
Ankara

Special considerations

The police certificate must include the results of a search of “archived” records

Contact information

Phone: +90 (0312) 417 77 70
E-Mail: info@adalet.gov.tr

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