How to get a police certificate: United States
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
Identity History Summary issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Police certificate and IRCC requirements
You must provide a police certificate when you apply for permanent residence in Canada and for some temporary residence programs (please see the Document Checklist and/or visa office requirements for details).
If you apply for criminal rehabilitation, temporary resident permit, and authority to return to Canada (ARC), you must provide state certificates as well as an Identity History Summary issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
How to apply
You can request an Identity History Summary from the FBI online.
FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Attention: Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306
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