How to Get a Police Certificate — Brazil

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

Name of document(s) to get: Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais issued by the Brazilian Federal Police

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Brazil:

If you live in Brazil:

You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you live outside of Brazil:

If you have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you do not have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: you will not be able to request a certificate online. You should apply in person at your nearest Policia Federal office (visit the Policia Federal website (available in Portuguese only) for a complete list of offices).

If you are not a citizen of Brazil:

If you live in Brazil:

You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you live outside of Brazil:

If you have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: You must contact the Brazilian Federal Police to obtain a "Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais." Visit the Brazilian Federal Police website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions and to apply online.

If you do not have Brazilian ID cards [Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE) and Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)]: you will not be able to request a certificate online. You should apply in person at your nearest Policia Federal office (visit the Policia Federal website (available in Portuguese only) for a complete list of offices).

Information and documents you need

  • Brazilian ID card [Registro Geral, (RG) or Cédula de Identidade de Estrangeiro (CIE)]
  • Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica (CPF)
  • Passport number
  • Applicable fees

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.

Brazilian state certificates are no longer accepted. Only national certificates issued by the Brazilian Federal Police are accepted.

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