How to Get a Police Certificate – Bahrain

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? No.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. You must bring that letter when you apply for a Police Certificate.

Name of document(s) to get: Good Conduct Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Bahrain:

If you live in Bahrain

You must apply in person at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) and bring:

  • The letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate
  • Your completed Good Conduct Certificate application form (PS/CID/30) (You can get an application form from the CID)
  • A copy of your ID card/CPR
  • A full set of fingerprints taken by your local police authority
  • 3 photographs (4x5 cm) with white background
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Bahrain:

You can:

  1. Return to Bahrain and apply in person OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Bahrain, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) and follow the instructions above.
  2. Visit your nearest Embassy of Bahrain and bring:
    • A copy of your passport
    • A copy of your ID card/CPR
    • 3 photographs (4x5 cm) with white background
    • Applicable fees

Note: You will be given a form to take to the police department for fingerprints

If you are not a citizen of Bahrain:

If you live in Bahrain: (for more than 6 months)

You must apply in person at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) (see Special notes and considerations for complete address) and bring:

  • The letter from the Embassy of Canada requesting the Good Conduct Certificate
  • Your completed Good Conduct Certificate application form (PS/CID/30) (You can get an application form from the CID)
  • A copy of pages 1-4 of your passport
  • A copy of all previous Bahraini resident permits
  • A full set of fingerprints taken by your local police authority
  • 3 photographs (4x5 cm) with white background
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Bahrain: (but have lived in Bahrain for more than 6 months)

You can:

  1. Return to Bahrain and apply in person OR ask a representative (a friend, relative or colleague) in Bahrain, with a power of attorney, to apply on your behalf at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) and follow the instructions above.
  2. Visit your nearest Embassy of Bahrain and bring:
    • A copy of the passport that you used in Bahrain
    • A copy of your old or expired resident visa for Bahrain
    • A copy of your current passport
    • A copy of your current valid residence permit
    • 3 photographs (4x5 cm) with white background
    • Applicable fees

Note: You will be given a form to take to the police department for fingerprints.

Information and documents you need:

  • Please see above for specifics
  • Or contact the Criminal Investigation Directorate on their email: crinf@moipolice.bh
  • Or call their customer service center on Telephone: 0097317718888.

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes, but only after you submit your application. When you apply for permanent residence, you will be asked to upload a police certificate. Instead, you must upload a document that states: “I am applying from a country that requires an official request letter from IRCC to get a police certificate.”

We will then review your application. If it is otherwise complete, we will send you more information on how to get a police certificate. Please read the instructions above for more information.

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

Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID)
P.O. Box 26698, Manama
State of Bahrain
Location: Al Adlia Area

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