How to obtain a police certificate - Albania

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

Name of document(s) to get: Certificate of Trial Registry (Deshmi Penaliteti)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Albania:

If you live in Albania:

You can complete an application form and apply at any post office in Albania. The Post Office will send the request to the General Directorate of Prisons. Police Certificates can be collected where the request was submitted. You must submit a copy of your Albanian ID card.

 If you live outside of Albania:

You can delegate a relative to submit a Police Certificate application on your behalf at their nearest post office branch or you can apply at your nearest Albanian Embassy or Consulate. You must submit a copy of your Albanian ID card.

If you are not a citizen of Albania:

If you live in Albania:

You can complete an application form and apply at any post office in Albania. The Post Office will send the request to the General Directorate of Prisons. Police Certificates can be collected where the request was submitted. You must submit a copy of your valid Albanian Residence Permit.

If you live outside of Albania:

You can delegate a friend or former work colleague to submit a Police Certificate application on your behalf at their nearest post office branch or you can apply at your nearest Albanian Embassy or Consulate. You must provide proof of your valid stay in Albania, such as a work permit or a residence permit.

Information and documents you need:

  • Please see above for specifics
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

For married female applicants: please request that the Police Certificate be issued with both your maiden and married names.

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