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Police Certificates

Determine from which countries an applicant the foreign national spouse is required to obtain police certificates.

The table below will assist in determining from where an applicant must obtain police certificates.

Note: Present and former residents of the United States should NOT obtain any police certificates covering their residence in the U.S.

Contact the appropriate police authorities. Selecting the appropriate country from the Reciprocity by Country page will provide you with additional information on how to obtain a police certificate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – ABOUT POLICE CERTIFICATES:

The Reciprocity by Country pages will indicate if a country’s police authorities require the submission of a specific Police Certificate Request form.

Some countries may require the submission of specific Police Certificate Request forms in order to properly request and obtain the applicable Police Certificate(s).

Police certificates from certain countries are unavailable.

More specific information is available from NVC, the nearest United States immigrant visa processing post, or online at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/reciprocity/reciprocity_3272.html.

From which countries does an applicant need a police certificate?

IF the applicant…AND…THEN the applicant needs a police certificate from…
is living in their country of nationality at their current residence for more than 6 monthsis 16 years old or olderthe police authorities of that locality.
lived in a different part of their country of nationality for more than 6 monthswas 16 years or older at that timethe police authorities of that locality.
lived in a different country for more than 12 monthswas 16 years or older at that timethe police authorities of that locality.
was arrested for any reason, regardless of how long they lived therewas any age at that timethe police authorities of that locality.

 



 

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