About safety

 

Homeshareworld Security

Obtaining references from Homesharers or Householders

Family participation

Risks

Certificate of good conduct

Homeshareworld Security

We ensure the quality and trustability of the users' data by applying various measures. Checking profiles is one of them. These checks are done either automatically or manually by qualified manpower behind the scenes:

  • Only the profiles of those householders and homesharers, who are currently seeking their match are indicated in the search results .
  • For reasons of security and data protection, we delete profiles, which remained inactive for several months.
  • We check the completeness and plausibility of profiles.
  • We do random checks and develop them continuously.
  • In cases of doubt, we ask for further information (for example in the case of an unusual user conduct).
  • In many cases, we demand a proof of identity.
  • We inform our users about new scam methods.

Safety:

Important for Householders and Homesharers

HomeShare World is the world’s most simple database for householders and homesharers. We offer a platform, which enables them to find each other.
 

What you can do for own safety:

  1. Reply to applications only if you find the relative profile in our database.
  2. If you receive applications from persons, whose profile cannot be found on Homeshare World, please forward the application to info@homeshareworld.com. They will be help you find out the scammers and remove them from our database.
  3. Be cautious of
    - unrealistic attractive offers or promises, i.e. great financial support,
    - advance payment requirements, i.e travel expenses, alleged fees for agencies or assurances.
     

Before taking your decision, we recommend you to have a few phone conversations with each other. Even if you need to have someone urgently, give yourself enough time and trust your gut feeling.
 

For You as an Homesharer

You can do a lot in advance for your own safety. Enquire as much as possible the expectations of the Householder. Inform him/her about your wishes. Hold your agreements in a written form (Homeshare Agreement Model). Talking to the householder or their families on phone will also give you an impression of them. Send a letter to the home address to find out whether the address is correct. Ask the householder if he had previous homesharers or carers. If so, require names and phone numbers so that you ask these homesharers about their experience with the householder.

Never give your passport to anyone. Your passport is your personal property. The householder might have a copy of it.

If there are occurrences within the house which do not seem normal to you at all, talk to a person you trust. You do not need to tolerate everything. If the householder does not abide by agreements, discuss that with your confidant and ask for advice.

Please also note: The householder takes a risk, too. They don't know either who they are letting into their home.

What should you also take into consideration:
 
In case of travelling abroad, having at least basic knowledge of the host country's language is a must. You need to be able to cope with the daily situations by yourself:
 

  • if the householder gets hurt, you should be able to call a doctor or householder’s family
  • you should be able to ask for the way
  • you should be able to go shopping alone

If you are interested in a country of which you do not yet speak the language, you should attend one or two language courses before you go there. Language courses can be attended at

  • colleges of further education
  • language schools
  • universities
  • evening school 

For You as a Householder

Most people are mature and experienced enough to estimate if a person is "safe". If you are not sure about a homesharer, you should ask him/her for references.

If you have a homesharer living with you and you have checked his/her references, there will still be a risk, even if you go through an agency which "checks" the homesharers.
 
We recommend to call the homesharers and to communicate with them by email, phone, Skype…more than once. This gives you an impression of the homesharer language skills and you will be able to judge how well they fit in your environment according to your needs.

Trust your gut feelings. If you don't have a good impression or do not feel comfortable, you should not invite the homesharer. You could also talk to the homesharer parents, family or friends to gain a better idea about the homesharer and his environment.

If the Homeshare comes from a neighboring country, and he/she does not live too far away, it may be a good idea to arrange a meeting before the homesharer moves in. You can visit him/her in the home country or you can invite him/her to be a guest in your house. Remember you have a trial period of 30 days to know if the matching can work out, although many times, you need even less than that time to know if you feel comfortable with your homesharer at home.

Please inform the homesharer about his/her future tasks before the homesharer starts the collaboration to prevent that the person gets a wrong idea about the help that is required by householder.

It might be very helpful to draw up a detailed schedule. It should contain helping hours, tasks or other reminds, although all this should be clearly outlined in the “Homeshare Agreement Model” agreed by both participants.
 
The first weeks you should familiarize the homesharer with your household so she or he gets an impression on how things are structured in your house. If homesharer language skills are not good enough to understand your explanations, you can write them down in simple words, draw a sketch or take e.g. the cookers and show how to operate it. Particularly with electrical equipment there can be some big operating differences from country to country.
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Leave a telephone number for the homesharer where you can be reached. Besides this telephone number, homesharer would need to have an emergency number (e.g. family member phone number) as well as other phone number of services in the area (e.g. doctor, hospital)
 
If  you think that the homesharer is not suitable or that problems will occur,  you should talk to the homesharer and refer the Homeshare Agreement in case of misunderstandings. 

In case of serious problems, always seek help by contacting the police.

 

Obtaining references from Homesharers or Householders

How to obtain references from a potential homesharer or householders:

As Homeshare World does not provide any screening either for homesharers or householders, you should ask the homesharer or householder for references and, if you like, for a health certificate or a certificate of good conduct.

References from Homesharers

References from Homesharers can be obtained from various sources:

  • teachers,
  • former or current employers,
  • former householder,
  • former or current housemates

References from Householder

It is not always common practice within Homeshare to take up references on potential Householders, as they are often seen as being the more vulnerable party.

However, it is good practice to take up two written and verbal references from people who know the Householder well, have no vested interest in the Homeshare arrangement and who are not family members.

References from Householders can be obtained from

  • former homesharers
  • a local person or doctor
  • Employer o former colleagues

 Even though it's not very common, it might be a good idea to ask the householder for a certificate of good conduct.

Dowload Reference form.

Certificate of Good Conduct

In almost every European country the potential homesharer will be able to ask his / her local authorities to send you a certificate of good conduct. Simply ask the homesharer.

Health Certificate

You can also ask your potential homesharer to send you a health certificate issued by his or her local doctor (general practitioner). This document will most likely be in English.

 

Family participation

Householder family paticipation.

Engaging family and friends and encouraging them to participate in monitoring and supporting the ongoing arrangement can be of great benefit.

Most householders have family members who benefit from the reassurance of knowing someone is with their elderly parents.

In essence family reassurance is an external benefit accruing to family members from the householders own usage of care. However, family members often take an active role in facilitating a match. As such some of the benefit to family members may be implicitly incorporated in the householders benefit. Attempting to directly measure the family benefit would risk double counting.

Benefits such as increased independence and the ability to remain at home are very important quality of life improvements from participation. Benefits of this nature are a result of receiving homesharer care and presence. They are represented in the participant willingness to pay for those services and separate measurement would lead to double counting. (Economic Evaluation of Homeshare Victoria by Ben Carstein)

Householders and their Families

Current Householders state that their quality of life had improved from being in the program.

Several householders described heart problems and anxiety about being left alone. As such, having someone in the house overnight was most important.

Second in importance was the informal care provided by the homesharer. Domestic help, gardening, shopping, cooking and assistance with health issues are identified as important.

Equally important was the householder’s family being reassured of their safety.

Most of Householders recognize that have a family member actively involved in arranging the match with the homesharer as well as following up the Homesharing process when it is started already.

Homesharer family participation

Householder is seen as the more vulnerable part of the match, however, it is recommended to the homesharer to inform friends or family about the match in case of moving into householder place.

  

Risks

A report commissioned by Help the Aged in 2004 looked at the issue of risk within Homeshare and raised some important points, including recognising the difference between “real” risk and “perceived” risk:

“There is clear evidence that older people often see themselves as at risk from criminal violence. In fact they are actually far more likely to injure themselves as a result of a fall in their bathroom or on an uneven pavement on their way to shops”.

The risks and benefits of Homesharer

Every Householder and Homesharer must take the issue of risk management seriously and address it effectively, whilst balancing this with the need to consider the potential benefits for themselves

Risk can be present both for the Householder and the Homesharer. Homeshare is not a care service but rather a personal arrangement between two people in an ordinary domestic setting. Homeshare is about normal living and normal living inevitably involves some risk.

Risks for the Householder and the Homesharer

The very nature of the Homesharing arrangement means that the Householder needs some form of support or companionship from the Homesharers, sometimes due to isolation or loneliness.

They may be frail, have a physical impairment or suffer from confusion or the early signs of dementia, which could affect their mental capacity. The Householder is also the owner/tenant of property containing personal possessions.

They may have deteriorating self-care abilities or other social challenges. It is often assumed, therefore, that the Householder is at greater risk within the Homeshare arrangement.

Homesharers may also face risks. Some Householders have believed that because they are providing accommodation, they have a much greater claim on the Homesharer’s time and energy than has been agreed or is reasonable. Homesharers may be living away from home for the first time and financially reliant on the Homeshare arrangement.

Risks in the property

An older person has a Homesharer and by allowing someone to enter their home incurs some potential risk that the Homesharer will steal money or possessions.

The reality is that the Homesharer provides companionship to the Householder and helps to maintain the security of the property.

The potential risk of the Homeshare arrangement to the Householder must be weighed against the risk of the alternative arrangement:

  • The Householder not having a Homesharer and facing the anxiety and risks involved in living alone.
  • The potential risk of theft must be substantially reduced by Householder following the correct guideline and matching procedures.

Weighing risks against benefits and the risks of alternative approaches

No care and support arrangements are entirely without risks. For instance, many forms of support bring risks of increased dependence for those who use them. Homeshare can introduce the risk of a stranger being present in the Householder’s home, but also the potential safety benefits of the Householder no longer living alone.

Risks should be recognised, minimised, managed and monitored. The risks that remain once safeguarding procedures have been put in place should be weighed against the potential benefits of Homeshare, compared to the alternatives available to participants.

Establishing that the Householder has the mental capacity to make informed choices about their living arrangements and the Homeshare agreement is vital.

Good practice in safeguarding

Processes and systems which have been shown to be useful include:

  • Two written references taken for both parties, followed up verbally
  • Interview and detailed self-assessment of both parties
  • A trial period (30 days in most of cases)
  • A written Homeshare agreement between both parties which is not a contract.
  • Clear information for Homesharers on the Householder’s needs
  • Ongoing support and involvement from family and friends
  • Certificate of Good Conduct checks

 

Certificate of Good Conduct


Where possible, the following information provides the contact addresses for applicants to obtain Police Certificates. If the country you come from is not listed in the information, or instructions are not given about a country of which you are an ex-citizen or resident, you should make your own enquiries about where to obtain a Police Certificate.

If you are unable to provide a Police Certificate, you must provide a separate Statutory Declaration, detailing your attempts to obtain a Police Certificate and stating whether you have been found guilty or convicted of, or charged with, offences against the law in that country. This Statutory Declaration should also be corroborated by other information attesting to your character.

 

CHECKS ON APPLICANTS FROM ABROAD

NB: Where an applicant is from a country where criminal record checks cannot be made, extra care must be taken in the taking up of references and conducting other checks on background.

 

Obtaining criminal record information on citizens from other members of the European union and a number of other countries:

Austria

Certificates of good conduct are available from the Austrian local police or council offices. Austrian Citizens residing in the UK can obtain copies from the Austrian Embassy.

Various offences are covered. However, offences attracting a sentence of up to one year are deleted after five years; offences attracting a sentence between one and three years are deleted after ten years.

Belgium

Individuals can obtain certificates of good conduct (Certificat de bonnes vies et moeurs) from the Communes where they live. Individuals living and working abroad can obtain them from their Embassy.

Denmark

Individuals can obtain certificates of good conduct from their police.

Finland

Any citizen can apply for a certificate of good conduct from the Ministry of Justice which operates an agency called the Crime Register Office (RIKOSTREKISTERT).

If a person has been convicted in a court of law, the offence is stated in the certificate. If not, the certificate establishes a person’s good reputation and mentions that the person has no criminal record.

France

Individuals may produce certificates containing a print-out of basic information relating to them from the National Criminal Records.

There is no provision for direct disclosure by French authorities to foreign employers.

Germany

Under federal law, individuals may obtain certificates of good conduct or apply for extracts from the penal register.

Agencies should in the first instance request to see a German national’s certificate of good conduct. In very exceptional cases and when more information is required, the PECS may approach the Federal Minister of Justice in Bonn. It is at his discretion whether further information may be disclosed.

Greece

In Greece all prospective employees whether in the public or private sector are expected to submit evidence of a clean criminal record obtainable from the Public Prosecutor.

There are no arrangements for UK authorities/employers to have direct access to criminal record information about Greek nationals.

Ireland

Checks are requested by the Criminal Records Office, PSNI, through the Central Garda Vetting Unit. There are no arrangements for disclosure to prospective UK employers.

Italy

Individuals may obtain a certificate of good conduct from the relevant Ufficio Casellario. This would show offences which resulted in a term of imprisonment. Individuals living and working abroad may obtain such certificates through their Embassy.

Luxembourg

Any employer may require potential employees to obtain an “Extrait du Casier Judicaire” from the authorities. This would show sentences which resulted in a term of

imprisonment. Non-Luxembourg employers may also require such a document.

Netherlands

Agencies may require individuals to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the Burgemesiter. This would contain details of convictions and process-verbal reports. In practice the Burgemesiter would also consult the local Parket (ie court district) for the area in which the applicant was born.

There is no provision for direct disclosure by Dutch authorities to foreign employers.

Portugal

Individuals may obtain “criminal records” (including clean sheets) to show to prospective employers. There is no provision for direct disclosure by Portuguese authorities to foreign employers.

Spain

Many job applicants volunteer certificates of good standing obtained from the Ministry of Justice. There is no provision for direct disclosure by Spanish authorities to foreign employers.

Sweden

Individuals may obtain a certificate of good conduct from the Swedish Police. The certificate confirms that an individual has no criminal record.

 

Selected other countries:

Australia

Individuals can obtain from their authorities information concerning their criminal background (if any) under the country’s Freedom of Information Act.

Canada

Certificates of good conduct are not generally available. Individuals can obtain information as to whether a criminal offence is recorded against them on the National Police Information Database.

Japan

Individuals can obtain a police certificate. If the applicant resides abroad, the certificate is issued by the Japanese National Police Agency. If the applicant resides in Tokyo, the certificate is issued by the Metropolitan Police Department.

New Zealand

Individuals can obtain from their authorities information concerning their criminal background (if any) under the country’s Freedom of Information Act.

Norway

Individuals may obtain a certificate of good conduct from local police in Norway. Discretion as to whether or not details of custodial sentences are included lies with the police.

Switzerland

Certificates of good conduct are not available. However, individuals should be able to obtain a document similar to a Casier Judiciaire from the Swiss Police.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
You are legally entitled to gain access to information about yourself under section 21 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
You need to request a Person Record: Prosecution/Criminal History.
Enquiries can be directed through your local police station to:
National Identification Service
Rm 1229
Metro Police Service
London SW1 H0BG
Note: If you are resident, or have been previously resident, in Scotland, ask your local police station for a Scottish Criminal Record Office subject access request. A Scottish Police Clearance constitutes a Clearance for Scotland only, unless the Clearance states that the ‘Police national computer’ has been accessed, in which case the Clearance will constitute a Police Clearance for the whole of the United Kingdom.
A fee is payable.

United States of America

Individuals can obtain a certificate called a “Criminal Record Check” from their local police but this statement of convictions (if any) covers only the state in which the individual resides. There is no central point where an individual can obtain a certificate which covers the whole of the United States.

 

If you wish to know procedures to get the “Certificate of Good Conduct” in any other country, you can ckeck the following info:

Specific Country Procedures

1 - Albania
Apply for a penal certificate to the Magistrates Court or Cjykata of the provincial capital.

2 - Algeria
Algerian citizens resident in Algeria - write to:
Tribunal d’Alger
Algiers
Algerian citizens resident outside of Algeria - contact the Algerian Embassy in the country of residence. Foreign nationals in Algeria -contact your embassy in, or accredited to, Algeria, which must then address a written request to the Tribunal d’Alger on your behalf.

3 - American Samoa
Apply directly to the American Samoan Police Department, at the address below, with the appropriate fee:
Department of Public Safety
Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) passport number
(c) birth certificate
(d) sex
(e) place of birth.
Payment should be made in US$ in cash or by money order.
The certificate will be issued in the form of an abstract from the police record, and will be sent to you.

4 - Andorra
Apply to: Certificat de Bonne Vie et Moeurs
La Policia
Andorra la Vella
Andorra
You should provide full personal and passport details.
A fee is payable.

5 - Angola
Apply to your local police authority in Angola.

6 - Anguilla
Apply to the Immigration Authority, Anguilla. You should provide full personal and passport details.
A fee is payable.

7 - Antigua and Barbuda
Apply to: Police Headquarters
American Road
St John’s
Antigua
You should provide:
(a) a copy of your birth certificate
(b) two photographs.
A fee is payable.

8 - Argentina
Applicants living outside Argentina -approach your nearest Argentinean Embassy and request the Embassy to contact the Policia Federal to obtain your Federal Police record.
Applicants in Argentina - apply directly to your nearest office of the Policia Federal.

9 - Australia
Applicants in Australia - apply to your local police station in the State or Territory where you are currently residing and ask for a National Fingerprint and Name Check police certificate.
Applicants outside Australia - request forms to apply for a National Fingerprint and Name Check police certificate from the address below.
Apply to: Australian Federal Police
Criminal History Branch
Locked Bag 1
WESTON ACT 2611
Once the forms are received, a certified set of fingerprints will be required along with the completed forms.
A fee is payable.

10 - Austria
Applicants living outside Austria - apply to your nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate.
Applicants in Austria -apply to your local police station or, in areas where there are no local police stations, to your local government office (Gemeinde Amt) for a police certificate Polizeiliches Fuhrungszeugnis or Strafregisterauszug.
All applicants are required to produce evidence of Austrian citizenship or registration document Meldezettel including a photograph.
A fee is payable.

11 - Bahamas
Apply to: The Officer-in Charge
Criminal Records Office
P O Box N-458
Nassau
Bahamas
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) date and place of birth
(c) passport number
(d) place of residence in the Bahamas
(e) one photograph
(f) a certified set of fingerprints.
A fee is payable.

12 - Bahrain
Apply to: Criminal Investigation Directorate
Ministry of Interior
Government of the State of Bahrain
P O Box 26698
Bahrain
You should provide:
(a) photocopies of the pages from your passport, showing personal particulars and the resident permit stamp issued by Bahrain Immigration
(b) one photograph
(c) a certified set of fingerprints.
A fee is payable.

13 - Bangladesh
Apply to: Officer in Charge
Sabujbagh P.S.
D.M.P
Dhaka

14 - Barbados
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
P O Box 84
Bridgetown
Barbados
You should provide:
(a) photographs
(b) a certified set of fingerprints
(c) birth particulars
(d) address(es) in Barbados
(e) a forwarding/contact address.
A fee is payable.

15 - Belgium
You should obtain a Certificat de Bonne Conduite Vie et Moeurs from the local police commissariat where you were last registered in Belgium.
A fee is payable.

16 - Belize
Apply to: Criminal Investigation Department
Police Headquarters
Belmopan
Belize
You should provide:
(a) full name (including former name(s) if applicable)
(b) date and place of birth
(c) passport number
(d) a set of fingerprints
(e) three photographs
(f) period of residence in Belize.
A fee is payable.

17 - Bermuda
You should obtain an explanatory letter from the CSIC, and then apply to:
Commissioner of Police
(Attention: Administration Department)
Police Headquarters
P O Box 530
Hamilton 5
Bermuda
You should provide:
(a) full name (previous and maiden)
(b) nationality
(c) date and place of birth
(d) dates and address(es) of residence in Bermuda.

18 - Bolivia
Bolivian nationals -apply to:
Ministerio Del Interior
Direccion Nacional De Identificacion
Calle Junin/Esq Plaza Murillo
La Paz
Bolivia
Non-Bolivian nationals - apply to:
Ministerio Del Interior
Direccion De Migracion/Extrangeria
Calle Junin/Esq Plaza Murillo La Paz
Bolivia
All applicants should apply in person, although those resident outside Bolivia must appoint a Notary Public in Bolivia to act on their behalf.
A fee is payable.

19 - Bosnia Herzegovina
Residents - apply to the Ministry for Internal Affairs (MUP/SUP) at the police station in your place of residence or birth.
Non-residents -apply to the nearest Bosnian Embassy (Consulate or Yugoslav Embassy).
A fee is payable.

20 - Botswana
Apply to: Criminal Investigation Department
Botswana Police Force
P O Box 1082
Gabarone
Botswana
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) date and place of birth
(c) dates of residence in Botswana
(d) name(s) of employer(s)
(e) place of residence.

21 - Brazil
You should apply to the local police authorities in Brazil. You will need to verify where your Brazilian Identity Card was issued and obtain the form used by the Secretaria da Seguranca Publica of that State.

22 - Brunei
Apply to: Head of ‘E’ Department
Headquarters, Royal Brunei Police Force
Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam
23 - Bulgaria
You should apply to any regional court of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice for a Statement of Conviction or a Conviction Status Certificate.

24 - Burkina Faso
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

25 - Cambodia (Kampuchea)
You should apply at the District Office of your local authority in Cambodia.

26 - Cameroon
Apply to your local police authority in Cameroon.

27 - Canada
Applicants who require Canadian police certificates must provide the following before transitional membership will be granted:

Either a Canadian police certificate (obtained without a fingerprint check) that shows that the person has no record in Canada or an affidavit from the person detailing the nature and circumstances of the person's Canadian criminal history (including all arrests, charges and convictions). Full Canadian police certificates issued based on fingerprints will be required from all such applicants by the deadline required in relation to all other possible police certificates, with the possible exception of those applicants who are disqualified based on their criminal
histories before the final deadline for such certificates.

Applicants in Canada - provide proof of identity (eg, birth certificate, passport), an explanatory letter from the CSIC and your return address to your nearest department of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also, you can obtain the assistance of a private firm International Fingerprinting Services Canada Ltd. For further information you may visit http://www.ifs.ca.

Applicants outside Canada - forward a set of fingerprints certified by the local police authorities and a return address to:

The Commissioner
RCMP
Attention: Identification Services - Civil Section
P O Box 8885
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada KIG3M8
A fee is payable.

28 - Cape Verde Islands
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Praia
Cape Verde Islands

29 - Cayman Islands
Apply to: Police Headquarters
P O Box 909
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
West Indies
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) passport number
(c) nationality
(d) period of residence
(e) a full set of fingerprints.
A fee is payable.

30 - China - People’s Republic of
You should approach your work unit and request a certificate of good character. When it has been provided and sealed with a chop, take the certificate to the local police authorities who will affix another chop. The document should then be taken to a Notary Public who will provide the finished certificate.

31 - Commonwealth of Independent States/former USSR
Apply to your local police authority within the Commonwealth of Independent States.

32 - Congo
Apply to your local police authority in the Congo.

33 - Costa Rica
Residents -apply in person to: Suprema Corte de Justicia
San Jose
Costa Rica
Non-residents -apply for a certificate from the nearest Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate.
You should provide identity card details and your present passport.
A fee is payable.

34 - Croatia
Apply to: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Police Department
Citizens - at your place of birth or, if this is not possible, then your place of current residence.
Ex-Bosnian Croats -at the place of passport issue.
Non-citizens - at your place of current/previous residence.
You should provide an ID card or birth certificate.
A fee is payable.

35 - Cuba
Apply to: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Foreign Office)
Calle Calzada y Avenida de los Presidentes
Vedado, Ciudad de la Habana
Cuba
Telephone: + (537) 832 9630

36 - Cyprus
Non-Turkish occupied area - apply to the police authorities in your place of residence, or former place of residence.
You should provide:
(a) details of your identity card number and place of issue
(b) two photographs.
Turkish occupied area - apply to: Turkish Cypriot Police Headquarters
Lefkosa
Mersin 10
Turkey
You should provide:
(a) details of your identity card
(b) card number
(c) place of issue.
A fee is payable.

37 - Czech Republic
Apply to: General Prosecutor of the Czech Republic
Registrar of Penalties
Nam. Hrdinu 1300
14 004 Praha 4
The Czech Republic
for the certificate Zadost O Vypis Z Rejstriku Trestu.
A fee is payable.

38 - Denmark
Danish nationals - apply to the Chief of Police in the district in which you were born or registered.
You should provide:
(a) photocopies of your Central
Persons Register Card (CPR)
(b) a birth certificate.
Non-Danish nationals - apply to: Rigslditt-D
PO Box 93 2615
Hvidovre
Denmark
You should provide:
(a) details of passport identification
(b) Danish visa pages.

39 - Dominica
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
Roseau
Dominica
You should provide:
(a) full personal details
(b) a set of fingerprints
(c) two photographs authenticated on the reverse by a Justice of
the Peace, Notary Public or Solicitor.
A fee is payable.

40 - Dominican Republic
Apply to: Gabinete de Identification Personal de la Policia Nacional
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
You should provide:
(a) photocopies of passport pages showing personal particulars
(b) a set of fingerprints certified by the police
(c) three photographs 2" x 2" (one in profile).
A fee is payable.

41 - Egypt
Residents - apply to: Ministry of Interior
Department of Criminal Investigation
Cairo
Egypt
Non-residents - apply to the nearest embassy or consulate.

42 - El Salvador
Residents - apply to: Director General of National Police
Cuartel Central
San Salvador
and provide:
(a) a set of fingerprints taken at the local police station
(b) three identical passport-size photographs (full-face) and one side profile.
A fee is payable.
Non-residents -provide the following original documents to the nearest Salvadorian Embassy or Consulate:
(a) Salvadorian birth certificate, cedula and passport
(b) fingerprints
(c) photographs.
Non-residents should give power of Attorney to a Salvadorian resident who will complete processing in El Salvador.

43 - Estonia
Apply to: National Police Board
Bureau of Information
Pagari tn.1
EE0102 Tallinn

44 - Ethiopia
Apply to your local police authority in Ethiopia.

45 - Fiji
You should obtain an explanatory letter from the CSIC and send the completed application form directly to:
Officer in Charge
CID
Police Headquarters
Suva
Fiji
The Police will not release any details to you but will send them direct to the CSIC.

46 - Finland
Apply to: Rikosrekisteritoimisto
Oikeusministerio
P11
00931 Helsinki
Finland
You should provide:
(a) a copy of your Finnish Church Certificate Virkatodistus
(b) a Finnish Identity Card if available.

47 - France
For French citizens born in France, including French overseas territories and departments or in a foreign country- you should handwrite a letter requesting a ( Casier Judicaire-Bulletin No.3) to:
Casier Judiciaire national
107 Rue de Landreau
44079 Nantes
Cedex 01
France (Telephone: 00 33 2 51 89 89 51)

For citizens born outside of France may apply by mail only, and must attach a photocopy of their “Justificatif d’état civil”

For citizens born in a French overseas territory must write to the “ Tribunal de première instance- Service des Casiers Judiciaires- at your place of birth.
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) place and date of birth
(c) current address
(d) full names of parents.

48 - French Guiana
Refer to 47 - France for instructions.

49 - French Polynesia
French nationals born in French Polynesia -apply to:
Tribunal Service des Casiers Judiciaires
Papeete
Tahiti
Polynesie Francaise
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) present address
(c) date and place of birth
(d) full names of parents and details of identity card.
French nationals born outside French Polynesia and non-French
nationals - refer to 46 - France for further instructions.
A fee is payable.

50 - Futuna Island
Refer to 46 - France for instructions.

51 - Gambia
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Banjul
Gambia

52 - Germany
Apply to: Der Generalbundesanwalt
beim Bundesgerichtshof
Bundeszentral register
Heinemann Strasse 6
53175 Bonn
You should provide:
(a) full date of birth
(b) family name at time of birth
(c) present family name (if different to family name at time of birth)
(d) place of birth including district or state, and maiden name of mother.
If you are already in Canada or another country, your identity must be certified by a local German Embassy or Consulate.

53 - Ghana
Apply to: The Ghana Police
(Criminal Investigation Department)
P O Box 505
Accra
Ghana
You should provide full personal details.

54 - Greece
Residents -apply for a penal certificate (Type B) available fromthe Public Prosecutor’s Office.
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) full names of parents
(c) places and dates of birth of yourself and parents
(d) last address
(e) details of identity card.
Non-residents -apply for a penal certificate (Type B) obtainable from the closest Greek Consulate-General.
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) full names of parents
(c) places and dates of birth of yourself and parents
(d) last address
(e) details of identity card.
A fee is payable.

55 - Grenada
Apply to: Certificate Records Office
Police Headquarters
St George’s
Grenada
You should provide:
(a) details of passport
(b) copy of birth certificate
(c) two photographs
(d) set of fingerprints.
A fee is payable.

56 - Guadeloupe
Refer to 46 - France for instructions.

57 - Guatemala
Apply to: Corte Suprema de Justicia
You should provide proof of identity.
A fee is payable.

58 - Guernsey
Apply to: Guernsey Police
Central Records Office
Police Headquarters
Hospital Lane
St Peter Port
for a Request for a Police Clearance Certificate form. You must produce adequate personal identification.
A fee is payable.

59 - Guinea
Apply to: Guinea Ministry of Justice
Conakry
Guinea
A fee is payable.

60 - Guinea-Bissau
Apply to: Guinea-Bissau Ministry of Justice
Bissau
Guinea-Bissau

61 - Guyana
You must apply to either your nearest Guyanan High Commission or Embassy, or direct to:
Police Headquarters
Eve Leary Kingston
Georgetown
Guyana
You should provide:
(a) a set of fingerprints which have been certified by your local police authority
(b) three photographs.
A fee is payable.

62 - Haiti
Apply to: Certificate Records Office
Police Headquarters
Port-au-Prince
Haiti
You should provide:
(a) photocopied pages of passport and birth certificate extract
(b) a set of fingerprints
(c) three photographs.
A fee is payable.

63 - Honduras
Apply to: National Bureau of Investigations
Tegucigalpa
A fee is payable.

64 - Hong Kong
You must provide a separate Statutory Declaration, in English or in French, stating whether you have been found guilty or convicted of, or charged with, offenses against the law in Hong Kong.

This Statutory Declaration should also be corroborated by other information attesting to your character.

65 - Hungary
You should buy the appropriate form from a post office in Hungary and then send it to the police in Hungary.

66 - Iceland
Residents of Iceland -apply for a police clearance certificate Vottord to the Chief of Police Sysslumadur in the town of present or former residence.
Non-residents of Iceland -address a written request for a certificate to:
Sakaskra Rikisins
Hverfisgata 6
101 Reykjavik
Iceland
You should provide details of your Icelandic Social Security Number.
A fee is payable.

67 - India
Applicants in India - apply to the Regional Passport Office of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs or the Office of the Deputy Commissioner/Superintendent of Police for the area of your residence. The certificate must be the original, bearing the official Ministry Seal. If applying to the local police, you must obtain a letter for such a certificate from the CSIC office.
Applicants living in a Canada -you should apply to the High Commission of India located at 10 Springfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1C9

68 - Indonesia
Indonesian nationals -good conduct certificates Surat Kelakuan Baik are only obtainable from the local POLRES Office. You should provide a certificate from your Lurah office, together with your Kartu Tanda Penduduk (Resident Identity Card).
A fee is payable.
Foreign nationals residing in Indonesia - apply in person to your local POLRES office to obtain a police certificate. The application must include:
(a) the required fee
(b) passport
(c) Surat Tanda Melapor Diri Certificate of Police Registration
(d) Kartu Izin Masuk Sementara Temporary Admission Card
(e) sponsorship letter from the company for which you worked while you were in Indonesia.
Once you obtain a police certificate from POLRES, apply to the address below for a Good Conduct Certificate:
Direktorat Intelpam
Gedung D, Lantai 1, Kamar A47
Mabes Polri
Jl Trunojoyo No. 3
Kabayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
Foreign nationals no longer resident in Indonesia -apply in writing for a Certificate of Good Conduct through your Embassy in Indonesia to:
Direktur Intelpam Polri
up. Kasubdit POA
Mabes Polri
Jl Trunojoyo No.3
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
You should provide:
(a) the required fee
(b) a copy of your passport
(c) a copy of Surat Tanda Melapor Diri Certificate of Police Registration or, if not available, submit a recommendation letter from the POLRES office where you lived in Indonesia. To obtain that recommendation letter show POLRES the copy of Surat Tanda Melapor (STM) kept by the company you worked for while you were in Indonesia
(d) a copy of Kartu Izin Masuk Sementara Temporary Admission Card. The company you worked for should be able to provide a copy if this is not available
(e) a sponsorship letter from the company you worked for while in Indonesia
(f) a Consular Certificate from your Embassy in Indonesia, certifying the Embassy’s consular records do not disclose any criminal convictions in Indonesia. If the Embassy
does not issue such a letter this can be omitted.
This request must also be copied to:
Dirjen Hubsosbudpen
Direktorat Pengamanan
Departemen Luar Negeri
Jl. Pejambon
Jakarta Pusat
A fee is payable.

69 - Iran
Apply to: Justice Administration
Department of Penal Records & Amnesty
Penal Records Section
Tehran
The certificate should be an original, accompanied by a certified translation by the Official Translator of the Justice Administration.
Applicants resident outside Iran -apply through the Iranian Embassy in your current country of residence.

70 - Iraq
Applicants in Iraq -apply in person for a non-conviction certificate
from the: Directorate of Criminal Investigation
52 Street
Baghdad
A fee is payable.

71 - Ireland (Eire)
Residents -apply to your local Garda Siochana (Police) Authority.
Non-residents - address a written request for a certificate to:
Commissioner of Police
Garda Siochana
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8
Republic of Ireland
You should provide:
(a) full name, date and place of birth, dates and addresses during residence in Ireland
(b) names, dates and address of parents during residence in Ireland (if applicable)
(c) copy of birth certificate.

72 - Israel
Residents - apply to your local police authorities.
Non-residents -apply to your nearest Israeli Embassy or
Consulate.
You should provide:
(a) details of passport or IsraeliIdentity card
(b) two recent passport photographs
(c) address and periods of residence in Israel.

73 - Italy
Italian citizens and non-Italian residents residing in Italy - obtain:
• Certificato Penale del Casellario Giudiziale; and
• Certificato Penale dei Carichi Pendenti.
Apply to Uffici della Procura della Repubblica in your normal town of residence or the town from which your town of residence depends (usually your provincial capital). You must specify you need a ten year record if applicable, and produce evidence of your identity.
Non-residents -approach the nearest Italian diplomatic/consular authority and request the above certificates. The request can either be handled entirely through that authority (waiting time can be up to six months) or an authorisation can be drawn up for a relative or friend in Italy to obtain the certificates.
The authorisation should bear a signature that has been verified by the diplomatic/consular authority and have a copy attached of bio data pages of passport also verified by the same authority.
Fees are payable.

74 - Ivory Coast
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Abidjan
A fee is payable.

75 - Jamaica
Apply to: Jamaica Constabulary Force
Criminal Investigations Branch
Criminal Records Office
East Queen Street
P O Box 462
Kingston
Jamaica
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) date and place of birth
(c) two passport sized photographs
(d) one set of fingerprints certified by your local police authority
(e) your address(es) in Jamaica.
A fee is payable.

76 - Japan
Japanese nationals -obtain your own police certificate from the Prefectural Police Office in your town or city of residence.
You should provide:
(a) passport
(b) family register
(c) residential certificate
(d) evidence showing that you are required to submit a police certificate (e.g. a completed copy of the visa application form).
You are advised to make enquiries beforehand as additional documentation may be required.
Non-Japanese citizens -provide passport, Certificate of Alien Registration and evidence showing that you are required to submit a police certificate (e.g. a completed copy of the visa application form).
Japanese nationals already in Canada, and non-Japanese citizens who have lived in Japan and are currently in Canada -apply to the Embassy of Japan in Canada at: Embassy of Japan
255 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9E6
Tel: (613) 241-8541

77 - Jordan
Jordanian nationals - apply to: General Intelligence Division
Public Security Department
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
You should provide:
(a) thumbprints and fingerprints of both hands
(b) four photographs.
Non-Jordanian nationals -obtain a Good Conduct Certificate if you are currently resident in Jordan and hold a current resident card.
A fee is payable.

78 - Kenya
Apply to: Criminal Investigation Department
P O Box 30036
Nairobi
Kenya
You should provide a full set of fingerprints, certified by local authorities.
A fee is payable.

79 - Kiribati
Apply to your local police authority in Kiribati.

80 - Korea, Republic of (South)
You must provide a separate Statutory Declaration, in English or in French, stating whether you have been found guilty or convicted of, or charged with, offenses against the law in the Republic of Korea.

This Statutory Declaration should also be corroborated by other information attesting to your character.

81 - Kuwait
Apply to: Ministry of the Interior
Department of Criminal Evidences
Kuwait

82 - Latvia
Apply to: Interior Ministry
Police Department
Kr. Valdemara iela 103
LV 226013 Riga

83 - Lebanon
Apply to: Internal Security Forces
Near Hotel DIEV Hospital
East Beirut
Request an Extract of Judicial Record.

84 - Lesotho
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
Maseru
Lesotho
You should provide:
(a) personal details of residence and employment in Lesotho
(b) full name, date and place of birth.
Fingerprints may subsequently be requested.

85 - Liberia
Apply to: Liberian Ministry of Justice
Monrovia
Liberia

86 - Libya
Apply to: Identity Status Directorate of the
General Popular Committee for Justice
Criminal Record Section
Tripoli

87 - Liechtenstein
Apply to: Furstlich Liechtensteinishses
Landericht Vaduz
Fl Liechtenstein
A fee is payable.

88 - Lithuania
Apply to your local police authority in Lithuania.

89 - Luxembourg
Apply in writing to: Parquet General
12 Cote d’Eich
L-1450
Luxembourg
A fee is payable.

90 - Macao
Apply to: The Director (Judiciary Police)
Macao Province Registry of Criminal and Police Records
Macao
You should provide:
(a) an application fee
(b) fingerprint details of your identity card.
A fee is payable.
Applicants of Chinese origin -you should write your name in Chinese characters.

91 - Macedonia
Apply to your local police authority in Macedonia.

92 - Malawi
Apply to: Office of the Inspector General
Malawi Police
Private Bag 305
Capital City
Llongwe 3
Malawi

93 - Malaysia
You must provide a separate Statutory Declaration, in English or in French, stating whether you have been found guilty or convicted of, or charged with, offenses against the law in Malaysia.

This Statutory Declaration should also be corroborated by other information attesting to your character.

Apply to the Malaysian Mission abroad or Consular Division, Ministry of Forein Affairs, Wisma Putra 50602 Kuala Lumpur.

94 - Mali
Apply to: Mali Ministry of Justice
Bamako
Mali

95 - Malta
Apply to your local police authority in Malta.

96 - Martinique
Refer to 46 - France for instructions.

97 - Mauritius
Apply to: The Director of Public Prosecutions
Jules Koening Street
Port Louis
Mauritius
You should provide:
(a) full name, including maiden name and any other names used if applicable
(b) date and place of birth
(c) citizenship
(d) present address(es) and period(s) of residence in Mauritius
(e) a certified photocopy of birth certificate.

98 - Micronesia, Federated States of
Apply to: Chief of Police
Pohnpei State
Kolonia
A fee is payable.

99 - Monaco
You should request a Casier Judiciaire No. from:
Le Greffe Général
Palais de Justice
Rue du Colonel Bellando de Castro Macao
MC 98000 Monaco
You should provide:
(a) photocopy of identity card and/or passport
(b) full names of parents
(c) address(es) and period(s) of residence in Monaco
(d) a letter to them from the CSIC confirming that the certificate is required.
A fee is payable.

100 - Mongolia
Applicants in Mongolia - apply to the local police authority.
Applicants outside Mongolia -contact the nearest Mongolian representative.
You should provide your passport or identity card.

101 - Montserrat
Apply to: Office of the Commissioner
Police Headquarters
Plymouth
Montserrat
You should provide:
(a) photocopy of passport or birth certificate
(b) set of fingerprints
(c) 3 photographs.
A fee is payable.

102 - Morocco
Apply to your local police authority in Morocco.

103 - Myanmar (Burma)
Apply to the police authorities in Myanmar.

104 - Namibia
Apply to: The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs
Private Bag 13200
Windhoek

105 - Nepal
Apply to your local police authority in Nepal.

106 - Netherlands
You must provide a separate Statutory Declaration, in English or in French, stating whether you have been found guilty or convicted of, or charged with, offenses against the law in the Netherlands.

This Statutory Declaration should also be corroborated by other information attesting to your character.

107 - Netherlands Antilles
Apply to: Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Curacao Netherlands Antilles
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) date and place of birth
(c) nationality
(d) profession
(e) name of last employer in Netherlands Antilles
(f) dates of arrival and departure from Netherlands Antilles.
A fee is payable.

108 - New Caledonia
French nationals born in New Caledonia - apply to:
Tribunal Service de Casiers Judiciaires
Noumea
New Caledonia
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) present address
(c) date and place of birth, full names of parents
(d) details of identity card.
French nationals born outside New Caledonia and Non-French nationals - refer to 46 - France for instructions.

109 - New Zealand
Contact the Liaison Officer, Licensing & Vetting Service Centre, Office of the Commissioner, Box 3012, Wellington, NZ

110 - Nicaragua
Apply to the Central Police Archives in your area of residence.
A fee is payable.

111 - Nigeria
Apply to: The Deputy Inspector-General of Police
Lagos
Nigeria

112 - Norway
Apply to: Politihuset
Gronnlandsleiret 44
Oslo 1
Norway
You should provide:
(a) copies of passport
(b) drivers license
(c) other identification papers
(d) Norwegian identity card number (personnummer).

113 - Oman
Apply to: Director General of Immigration & Passports
Oman
You should provide:
(a) a photocopy of passport
(b) a photocopy of the relevant pages containing an Oman resident visa

114 - Pakistan
Apply to the Town Police Officer in the area of previous residence in Pakistan.
You should provide:
(a) a set of photographs
(b) a photocopy of identification certificate.

115 - Panama
Residents - apply to: Policia Tecnica Judicial (PTJ)
Edifiico 424, Corregimiento De Ancon
Ciudad De Panama, Republica De Panama.
Apartado Postal 1299, Panama 1,
Republica De Panama
Non-residents - a Certificate of Good Conduct cannot be obtained by mail. If you have a relative (up to fourth degree) living in Panama, you should arrange a power of attorney for that person to request and obtain the certificate on your behalf from the address above.
The relative should provide your:
(a) full name
(b) nationality
(c) sex
(d) date of birth
(e) reason for requesting certificate
(f) for foreigners, a date of entry into Panama is required.
A fee is payable.

116 - Papua New Guinea
A written request for a character check should be addressed to:
National Criminal Records and Intelligence Office
Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary
PO Box 85
Konedobu N.C.D.
Papua New Guinea
You should provide:
(a) full names and former names
(b) date and place of birth
(c) present address
(d) all former addresses
(e) years of residence in Papua New Guinea
(f) a self-addressed envelope with return postage.
A fee is payable.

117 - Peru
Peruvian nationals -apply to your local police authority for a character certificate.
Doha Peruvian nationals residing outside Peru -apply in writing to:
Attention: Department De Relkaciones Publicans
Policia De Investigators Del Peru PIP Avenida Espana
Quadra 4 S/N Lima 1
Peru
You must request a Cedula Para Peruanos Residents En el Extrajero.
You should provide:
(a) your full name
(b) the number of your Liberta Electoral.
On receipt of this form, take it to your local police authority to have your fingerprints taken and then return the completed document to Lima so that a certificate can be issued. This can be a very time consuming process.

118 - Philippines
Apply directly to the authorities in the Philippines. As well as obtaining a certificate from the local police precinct in the locality where you have been residing for the past three to six months, you should also obtain a National Bureau of Investigation certificate from the:
Identification Records Division
National Bureau of Investigation
Taft Avenue
Manila
The Philippines
All certificates can be obtained by next-of-kin if the applicant is resident outside the Philippines.

119 - Poland
Apply to: Do Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwosci
Centralny Rejestr Skazanych
00-958 Warsawa
04 Swierczewskiego
Poland
(Ministry of Justice, Central Register of Convictions, Warsaw) There are branches of this agency in most large cities, usually called (in English) an Information Agency (followed by a number and name of the town).
A fee is payable.

120 - Portugal
Residents - apply direct to local police authorities in Portugal.
Non-residents -apply to the nearest Portuguese Diplomatic or Consular Office, or through a third person to the relevant police authority in Portugal. Applications should be made on the special form Certificado de Registro Criminal. You will need to give details of your passport or identity card.
A fee is payable.

121 - Qatar
Apply to: Criminal Evidence and Information Department
P O Box 6797
Doha
State of Qatar, Arabian Gulf
You should provide:
(a) a letter from the applicant requesting the issuance of a clearance statement
(b) a full photocopy of your passport, including the residence permit page
(c) 3 passport-size photographs
(d) a fingerprint certificate issued by the police station in your town of residence, duly attested.
A fee is payable.

122 - Reunion Island
Refer to 46 - France for instructions.

123 - Romania
Apply to your local police authority for a Cazier Juidiciar.

124 - Samoa
Apply to: Samoa Police, Prisons and Fire Services
Police Headquarters
P O Box 53
Apia
You should provide:
(a) your birth certificate and/or passport
(b) a photograph.
A fee is payable.

125 - Saudi Arabia
Citizens -nationals should obtain a police certificate from the Saudi authorities. Apply to the Directorate of Saudi Arabian Civil Police.
Temporary residents (Moslems only) currently living in Saudi Arabia should obtain police certificates as outlined above for citizens. Saudi Arabian police certificates are not available to all other temporary residents, including those who have previously been temporarily resident in Saudi Arabia.

126 - Senegal
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Dakar
Senegal
A fee is payable.

127 - Serbia
Apply to your local police authority in Serbia.

128 - Sierra Leone
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Freetown
Sierra Leone

129 - Singapore
You must provide a separate Statutory Declaration, in English or in French, stating whether you have been found guilty or convicted of, or charged with, offenses against the law in Singapore.

This Statutory Declaration should also be corroborated by other information attesting to your character.
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130 - Slovak Republic
Residents - appy to: Register Trestov GP SR
Zahradnicka 10
821 08 Bratislava
Non Residents - contact your nearest Slovak or Czech Embassy or Consulate.
A fee is payable.

131 - Slovenia
Apply to your local police authority in Slovenia.

132 - Solomon Islands
Apply to: Royal Solomon Island Police Headquarters
Attn: CID Officer
P O Box G3
Honiara
A fee is payable.

133 - Somalia
Apply to your local police authority in Somalia.

134 - South Africa
Apply to: The Commissioner
Criminal Bureau
Security Branch
South African Police
Private Bag 308
Pretoria 0001
Republic of South Africa
The application must be in writing. You should provide:
(a) fee
(b) full names
(c) date of birth
(d) place of birth
(e) complete set of fingerprints.
Applicants who are resident in the UK - write for advice to:
The Consul-General
South African Embassy
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DP
135 - Spain
Certificates can be obtained: in Madrid - from the:
Ministry of Justice
Central Registry of Convictions
San Bernardo
21 28015 Madrid
outside Madrid - from your local police.
outside Spain - through a Spanish Consulate.

136 - Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan nationals - apply to: Inspector-General of Police
General Police Headquarters
Fort
Colombo 1
Sri Lanka

137 - St Christopher and Nevis
Apply to: Police Headquarters
P O Box 189
Basseterre
St Kitts
You should provide:
(a) full name
(b) birth certificate
(c) mother’s full name.
A fee is payable.

138 - St Lucia
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
Bridge Street
Castries
St Lucia
You should provide:
(a) date of birth
(b) addresses
(c) a full set of fingerprints
(d) two photographs.
A fee is payable.

139 - St Vincent and the Grenadines
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters
St Vincent
St Vincent and the Grenadines
You should provide two photographs, one of which must be notarised.
A fee is payable.

140 - Surinam
Apply to: District Governor of Paramarebo
Klaina Combeweg
Paramarebo
Surinam
You should provide:
(a) your birth certificate
(b) two photographs.
A fee is payable.

141 - Swaziland
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
P O Box 49
Mbabane
Swaziland
You should provide:
(a) full personal details
(b) a set of fingerprints certified by your local police.

142 - Sweden
Apply to: Rikspolisstyrelsen
Rikspolisregistraturet
P O Box 12236
S102 26 Stockholm
Sweden
You should provide a Swedish personbevis or a photocopy of your passport.
A fee is payable.

143 - Switzerland
Apply to: Schweizerisches Zentralpolizeiburo
3003 Berne
Switzerland
You should provide full personal details and particulars of your residence in Switzerland.
Swiss nationals -forward evidence of identification in the form of an Identity Card, passport, family book.
Non-Swiss nationals - forward Identity Card, residence permit or passport. Swiss Embassies or Consulates will certify sighting of documents if you are not prepared to send documents overseas.
A fee is payable.

144 - Syria
Syrian nationals - apply to: The Directorate of Judicial
Information
Penal Certificates Section
Surete-General
Damascus
Syria
You should provide proof of identity (usually your Identity Card).
A fee is payable.

145 - Taiwan
Apply to: Taipei or Kaohsiung Municipal Police Headquarters or the Taiwan Provincial Police Headquarters.
Applicants who have their household registered in Taipei City or Kaohsiung City should apply to the appropriate Municipal Police headquarters.
Applicants who have their household registered elsewhere should apply to the relevant provincial Police headquarters.
A fee is payable.

146 - Tanzania
Apply to: Identification Bureau
Fingerprint Branch
Ministry of Home Affairs
P O Box 9094
Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania
You should provide:
(a) full personal details
(b) a set of fingerprints certified by local authorities.
A fee is payable.

147 - Thailand
Apply to: The Commissioner
Royal Thai Police Department
Rama I Road, Pratumwan
Bangkok 10330
Applications in Thailand - you should provide:
(a) a passport
(b) two passport size photographs
(c) house registration (Thai nationals only)
(d) military exemption certificate (Thai males only).
Overseas applications - you should provide:
(a) a copy of your passport or travel document certified at a Thai Embassy or Consulate
(b) two passport size photographs
(c) three sets of fingerprints (contact your local police station).
You need to make your own arrangements to send the certificate to, or collect it from, the Thai Police Department.

148 - Togo
Apply to: Ministry of Justice
Lome
Togo

149 - Tonga
Apply to: Office of the Minister for Police
P O Box 8
Nuku’alofa
Tonga
A fee is payable.

150 - Trinidad & Tobago
Applicants in Trinidad & Tobago -apply in person at the nearest police station in the district in which you reside.
Applicants applying from overseas -forward the following to the nearest Trinidad & Tobago Embassy, High Commission or Consulate:
(a) a set of fingerprints, certified by your local police authorities
(b) copies of your identification or social security card
(c) copies of the first four pages of your passport
(d) the address(es) at which you resided in Trinidad & Tobago.
A fee is payable.

151 - Tunisia
Apply to: The Ministry of the Interior
Tunisia

152 - Turkey
Turkish nationals - apply to:
Adalet Bakanligi
Adli Sicil Istatistik Genel Mudurlugu
Tuna Cad. No 10
Yenisehir
Ankara
Turkey
You will need to provide your identity card.
Non-Turkish nationals who have been resident in Turkey -apply to:
Emniyet Genel Mudurlugu
Yabancilar Daire Baskanligi
Ilkadim Cad. No 89
06100 Dikmen
Ankara
Turkey
You should provide your identity card.
A fee may be payable.

153 - Turks and Caicos Islands
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands
You should provide:
(a) a full set of fingerprints
(b) one photograph
(c) a letter with personal particulars (eg, name, date and place of birth, etc).

154 - Tuvalu
Apply to: Office of Commissioner of Police
Funafuti
A fee is payable.

155 - Uganda
Apply to: CID Headquarters
P O Box 2793
Kampala
Uganda

156 - Ukraine
Apply to your local police authority.

157 - United Arab Emirates
Apply to: Ministry of Interior
Dubai: Criminal Investigation Department
Dubai Police General Headquarters
Abu Dhabi: General Police Directorate
Criminal Investigation Section
Sharjah: Sharjah Police
Other Emirates: check with your local police department.

158 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
You are legally entitled to gain access to information about yourself under section 21 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
You need to request a Person Record: Prosecution/Criminal History.
Enquiries can be directed through your local police station to:
National Identification Service
Rm 1229
Metro Police Service
London SW1 H0BG
Note: If you are resident, or have been previously resident, in Scotland, ask your local police station for a Scottish Criminal Record Office subject access request. A Scottish Police Clearance constitutes a Clearance for Scotland only, unless the Clearance states that the ‘Police national computer’ has been accessed, in which case the Clearance will constitute a Police Clearance for the whole of the United Kingdom.
A fee is payable.

159 - United States of America
Apply in writing for an FBI identification record to the:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Attn: Identification Division
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburgh, West Virginia 26306
United States of America
You should provide:
(a) satisfactory proof of your identity
(b) a processing fee
(c) full names
(d) date and place of birth
(e) a set of rolled ink fingerprint impressions placed upon a fingerprint card or form commonly used by law enforcement agencies.
The FBI will tell you the amount of the fee. In Canada, some police offices and some security firms provide a fingerprinting service.
For applicants in the United States of America:
You must go to your local Police Station to complete an
“Applicant Card” and have your fingerprints taken.
“Applicant Cards” may be obtained through your State Police or Federal Bureau of Investigation or calling, (304) 625 5590 and selecting Option #3.
Once your fingerprints have been taken you then send this card to the FBI and request a copy of your record listing together with the following:
1. The letter from CSIC requesting your Police Certificate
2. Your full name, your date of birth and place of birth
3. Fee US$18 (must be a certified cheque or money order payable to the US Treasury)
The Address is: Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters
C.J.I.S. Division.
Attn. Scu, Mod. D2
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg
WV26306
USA
For applicants living in Canada, you can obtain the assistance of a private firm International Fingerprinting Services Canada Ltd. For further information you may visit http://www.ifs.ca

160 - Vanuatu
Apply to: Commissioner of Police
Private Mail Bag 014
Port Vila
Vanuatu
You should provide:
(a) details of previous residence and employment in Vanuatu
(b) full personal details (full names, including any changes of name, date and place of birth) and your current address.
The Police will release details directly to you.
A fee is payable.

161 - Venezuela
A Good Conduct Certificate is issued by the Parish in which you reside in Venezuela.

162 - Vietnam
Apply at the Department of Justice in the province or city in which you are registered as resident.

163 - Virgin Islands (British)
Apply to: Chief of Police
P O Box 64
Road Town
British Virgin Islands
You should provide an affidavit with the following passport details:
(a) full name
(b) place and date (day, month, year) of issue
(c) renewal date (if renewed)
(d) citizenship
(e) date of birth.
A fee is payable.

164 - Wallis & Futuna
Refer to 46 - France for instructions.

165 - Yemen
Apply to: Director General of Criminal Investigation
Ministry of Interior and Security
(General Administration & Criminal
Investigation)
Sana’a

166 - (former republics of) Yugoslavia
A police certificate is obtainable from each local police authority.

167 - Zaire
Apply to your local police authority in Zaire.

168 - Zambia
Apply to: Zambia Police
CID
P O Box 50104
Ridgeway
Lusaka
Zambia
You should provide:
(a) two photographs
(b) a set of police certified fingerprints of all fingers and thumbs
(c) dates and addresses of all places of residence in Zambia.
A fee is payable.

169 - Zimbabwe
Apply to: CID,
Cnr 10th St & Josiah Chinamano Ave
P.O. Box CY 683Causeway
Harare
Zimbabwe
or any Zimbabwean overseas mission.
You should provide:
(a) your full name
(b) your date and place of birth
(c) any previous names, dates and addresses during residence in Zimbabwe.
(d) 2 copies of finger print form (obtained from any commercial printer) with your finger prints on (any police station will do this)
(e) processing fee of Z$400
(f) Z$400 revenue stamps (postage stamps)

 

(Source, Transitional Membership in the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC))

 

 

 

 

  

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