How to get a police certificate – Haïti

You do not have to provide a police certificate from Haïti unless we ask for one.

Do I need to provide a police certificate with my application for permanent residence? No. If we need a police certificate, we’ll send you a letter requesting one after you send your application for permanent residence. You must bring that letter when you apply for a police certificate.

If you have been asked to provide a police certificate for this country, follow the instructions below.

How to get a police certificate:

Name of document(s) to get: police certificate (issued by the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d'Haïti)

If you are a citizen of Haïti:

If you live in Haïti:

You must apply in person at the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d'Haïti (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must submit the following documents in person:

  • A letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate
  • Pay applicable fees (at the "Direction générale des impôts") and bring receipt
  • Four copies of a recent identification photograph
  • Two separate identification documents with your picture (e.g., passport, electoral card, etc.)
  • Your fingerprints (taken at the DCPJ)

If you live outside of Haïti:

You should send the following documents to a friend or family member in Haïti who can apply on your behalf at the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d'Haïti (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). Your representative must bring:

  • A letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate
  • Four copies of a recent identification photograph
  • A copy of the first page of your passport (page with name and passport number)
  • A copy of your birth certificate (“Acte de naissance” if you were born in Haïti)
  • Your fingerprints (Note: fingerprints must be taken at a police station in your place of residence [subject to local rules and procedures] or at your nearest Haitian consulate).

If you are not a citizen of Haïti:

If you live in Haïti:

You must apply in person at the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d'Haïti (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must submit the following documents in person:

  • A letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate
  • Pay applicable fees (at the "Direction générale des impôts") and bring receipt
  • Four copies of a recent identification photograph;
  • Two separate identification documents with your picture (e.g., passport, electoral card, etc.)
  • Your fingerprints (taken at the DCPJ)

If you live outside of Haïti:

You should send the following documents to a friend or family member in Haïti who can apply on your behalf at the Direction centrale de la police judiciaire d'Haïti (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). Your representative must bring:

  • A letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stating that you must obtain a Haitian police certificate
  • Four copies of a recent identification photograph
  • A copy of the first page of your passport (page with name and passport number)
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • Your fingerprints (Note: fingerprints must be taken at a police station in your place of residence [subject to local rules and procedures] or at your nearest Haitian consulate).

Information and documents you need:

See above for specifics.

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a police certificate for Express Entry?

You do not have to provide a police certificate from Haïti unless we ask for one.

When you apply for permanent residence, you will be asked to upload a police certificate. To submit your online application, write or type “As per IRCC instructions, I do not need to submit a police certificate from Haïti with my application at this time” on a blank piece of paper and upload it in the police certificate section.

If we ask for a police certificate later on, you can upload it at that time.

We will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

Police certificates issued by regional police offices, certificats de bonne vie et moeurs and certificats de tribunaux de première instance are not acceptable.

Direction Centrale de la Police Judiciaire (DCPJ)
Boulevard Toussaint Louverture
Route de l'aéroport prolongée
Clercine 6

Port-au-Prince
Haïti

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