How to obtain a police certificate – Taiwan

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Criminal Record Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Taiwan:

If you live in Taiwan:

You need to apply through the Taipei City Police Department. You may apply online, in person, or by mail or fax. Please consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including required documentation and applicable fees.

If you live outside of Taiwan:

You need to apply through the Taipei City Police Department. You may apply online, in person, or by mail or fax. Please consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including required documentation and applicable fees.

If you are not a citizen of Taiwan:

If you live in Taiwan:

You need to apply through the Taipei City Police Department. You may apply online, in person, or by mail or fax. Please consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including required documentation and applicable fees.

If you live outside of Taiwan:

You should apply through the Taipei City Police Department. You may apply online, in person, or by mail or fax. Please consult the Taipei City Police Department website for downloadable application forms and detailed instructions, including required documentation and applicable fees.

Information and documents you need:

  • An application form is available on the Taipei City Police Department website
  • For Republic of China (ROC) citizens: The original and one copy of ID card or the original household certificate or the transcript of household registration issued within past one month. If the English version is needed, please present one copy of passport (including the page with English name).
  • For Foreign Nationals: The original and one copy of passport, the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) (if they are/were ARC holders) or other documents for verification.

Special notes and considerations:

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

Note: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

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