How to obtain a police certificate - Haiti

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

How and where can I obtain it?

If you live in Haiti

You must obtain a police certificate from the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d'Haïti (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince.

To obtain a certificate, you must submit the following documents in person:

  1. A receipt from the "Direction générale des impôts" (a small fee applies);
  2. Four copies of a recent identification photograph;
  3. Two separate identification documents with photograph (e.g., passport, electoral card, etc.); and
  4. Your fingerprints (taken at the DCPJ).

Processing time: It normally takes three days to issue a certificate. (This is an indication only. Issuance of the certificate within three days is not guaranteed.)

If you live outside Haiti

You must send the following documents to a contact person in Haiti (friend, family member, etc.) who will request the police certificate on your behalf.

  1. Four copies of a recent identification photograph;
  2. A copy of the first page of your passport (page with name and passport number);
  3. A copy of your birth certificate (“Acte de naissance” if you were born in Haiti);
  4. A document from Citizenship and Immigration Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate; and
  5. Your fingerprints (Note: The applicant who lives outside Haiti must have his fingerprints taken at a police station in his or her place of residence [subject to local rules and procedures] or at the closest Haitian consulate).

The applicant must send all these documents to his or her contact person in Haiti, who will submit them to the DCPJ in Port-au-Prince.

Processing time: It normally takes three days to process requests and issue a certificate. (This is an indication only. Issuance of the certificate within three days is not guaranteed.)

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