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 six 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

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

When you need to provide a police certificate