How to obtain a police certificate - Panama

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

Name of document(s) to get: Record Policivo

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Panama:

If you live in Panama:

You must apply in person or send a representative to apply on your behalf at the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you outside of Panama:

You must apply in person or send a representative to apply on your behalf at the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you are not a citizen of Panama:

If you live in Panama:

You must apply in person or send a representative to apply on your behalf at the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside Panama:

You must apply in person or send a representative to apply on your behalf at the Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

Information and documents you need:

  • Your identification document (Cédula) or passport (or a photocopy if a representative is applying on your behalf)
  • If a representative applies on your behalf, he/she must have notarized authorization.
  • Completed Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores form, to be completed on the day of the request
  • Fiscal stamps, purchased from Banco Nacional
  • Processing and legalization fees (to be paid when you pick up your completed certificate)

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.

Departamento de Autenticación y Legalización (available in Spanish only)
Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro, Edificio Plaza Edison Local # 15
Panama
Telephone: (507) 511-4045/4046
Fax: (507) 511-4061

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