How to get 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 de USO INTERNACIONAL

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Panama:

If you live in Panama:

You can apply in person or send a representative to apply for you at the Departamento de Investigación Judicial (see Special notes and considerations ).

If you live outside of Panama:

You can apply in person at the General Consulate of Panama or send a representative to apply for you at the Departamento de Investigación Judicial in Panama  (see Special notes and considerations ).

If you are not a citizen of Panama:

If you live in Panama:

You can apply in person or send a representative to apply for you at  the Departamento de Investigación Judicial (see Special notes and considerations ).

If you live outside Panama:

You can apply in person or send a representative to apply for you at the Departamento de Investigación Judicial (see Special notes and considerations ).

Information and documents you need:

  • Your identification document (Cédula) or passport (or a photocopy if a representative is applying for you )
  • If a representative applies for you , he/she must have notarized authorization.
  • Forms are to be completed at the Dirección de Investigación Judicial or at the General Consulate of Panama on the day of the request.
  • You must specify the certificate is for “USO INTERNACIONAL
  • Fiscal stamps, purchased from Banco Nacional, are required to issue the certificate.  For more information on fiscal stamps, contact the Departamento de Autenticación y Legislación (see Special notes and considerations).
  • If you are not a citizen of Panama, the information and documents you need are listed on the the Departamento de Autenticación y Legislación website (see Special notes and considerations).

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.

Contact information and address:

Dirección de Investigación Judicial (available in Spanish only)
DIJ Ancón (Front of the Supply Market)
Telephone: (507) 512-2222 / (507) 512-2210 / (507) 512-2246

DIJ San Miguelito (Roosevelt)
Telephone: (507) 512-2509 / (507) 512-2510 / (507) 512-2511

DIJ La Chorrera
Phones: (507) 244-5888 / (507) 244-1682

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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