Police clearances and records

If the Applicant is in Poland

Application should be made directly to the National Criminal Register (Krajowy Rejestr Karny) ul. Czerniakowska 100, 00-454 Warsaw. The applicant should furnish full name, any name previously used (i.e., maiden name), full names of parents, applicant’s current address, profession, and period of residence in Poland. It usually takes from two to four weeks for the Ministry of Justice to process good conduct certificate requests, although someone who appears personally at the Ministry can often obtain a certificate on the same day.

If the Applicant is in the United States

The application should be sent to one of the four Polish diplomatic missions in the U.S.: Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. Applications may also be sent directly from overseas to the Ministry of Justice address listed above. The processed certificates are mailed to the applicant’s address in the U.S.

If the Applicant is in a Third Country

The application should be sent to the Polish Embassy in that country, or may be mailed directly to the Ministry of Justice address listed above. Processed certificates are mailed to the applicant’s address.