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.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Turkey:

If you live in Turkey:

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

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

If you are not a citizen of Turkey:

If you live in Turkey:

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

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

Information and documents you need:

  • Birth certificate (or passport, if you are not a citizen of Turkey)
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

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

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