How to Get a Police Certificate - Belgium

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

Name of document(s) to get: Criminal record check (uittreksel uit het strafregister)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Belgium:

If you live in Belgium:

You must send a personal written request by e-mail, mail or fax to the Federal Public Service Justice (See Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Belgium:

You must send a personal written request by e-mail, mail or fax to the Federal Public Service Justice (See Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you are not a citizen of Belgium:

If you live in Belgium:

You must send a personal written request by e-mail, mail or fax to the Federal Public Service Justice (See Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Belgium:

You must send a personal written request by e-mail, mail or fax to the Federal Public Service Justice (See Special notes and considerations for complete address).

Information and documents you need:

  • Full name
  • Copy of identification (identity card, passport or residence card for foreigners)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Complete address
  • Reason for the request (eg. Immigration purposes)
  • Applicable fees

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.

Do I need a police certificate for International Experience Canada (IEC)?

If you are a citizen of Belgium, you do not need to provide a police certificate from this country with your application. However, an IRCC officer may request one at a later date.

You must provide police certificates for all other countries or territories where you have lived for a total of six months or more since your 18th birthday.

Federal Public Service Justice
DG Organisation judiciaire
Service du Casier judiciaire central

115 Waterloo Boulevard
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Email: cjc-csr@just.fgov.be

Tel.: +32 (0)2.552.27.47 (information in French)
+32 (0)2.552.27.48 (information in Dutch)
Fax: +32 (0)2.552.27.82

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