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 CIC to get a police certificate.”

CIC 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.

Note: CIC 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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