How to obtain a police certificate

Applicants for visas must be of good character. You may have to supply a police certificate (or similar) as evidence of good character, depending on which visa category you apply under.

  • Police certificates must be less than 6 months old when you submit your application.
  • We may ask for further police certificates if your initial police certificate becomes a year old from its date of issue before we make a decision on your application.
  • You must provide us with English translations of all police certificates

Translating supporting documents into English

If you need police certificates from more than 1 country you can keep adding information by selecting another country.

When you need to provide a police certificate