Police Certificates

All immigrant visa applicants aged 16 years or over must submit a police certificate from their current country of residence and/or nationality if they have lived there for six months or more. Police certificates are also required from all other countries where the applicant has resided for at least one year (except the U.S.).

Fiance visa applicants, in addition to supplying a police certificate from the present place of residence, must also present police certificates from any place or places of residence for 6 months or more since attaining the age of 16.

A police certificate must also be obtained from the police authorities of any place where the applicant has been arrested for any reason, regardless of how long he or she lived there. Police certificates must cover the entire period of the applicant’s residence in any area. A certificate issued by the police authorities where you now reside must be of recent date when presented to the consular officer. Currently, certificates are valid for 24 months (2 years) from the date of issuance.

Police certificates from certain countries are considered unobtainable. To determine which countries’ certificates are unobtainable, please check the State Department’s pages on Visa Reciprocity. If specific questions arise regarding police certificates, please consult our Immigrant Visa Unit.

Please complete the police certificate Request Form (PDF) to obtain it from the Polish Ministry of Justice. Please also read our Police Certificate Cover Letter (PDF) for additional information.

Please check three boxes on the form before it is submitted to the National Criminal Register for official check: 1. Kartoteka Karna (Criminal Register), 2. Kartoteka Nieletnich (Juvenile Register), and 3. Kartoteka osób pozbawionych wolności oraz poszukiwanych listem gończym (Register of persons in investigative custody and on the wanted list). If this form is not completed correctly, you may be asked to obtain a new certificate.

Police Certificate from Belarus

The procedure for providing information about offenses to individuals by submitting electronically an application

Request submission at: https://mvd.gov.by/ru/page/informacionnyj-centr/poryadok-predostavleniya-svedenij-o-pravonarusheniyah-fizicheskim-licam-posredstvom-elektronnoj-podachi-zayavleniya .

The procedure for providing information about offenses to individuals is held in accordance with the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated July 20, 2006 No. 909 “On Approval of the Regulations on the Procedure for the Functioning of the Unified State System for Registration and Accounting of Offenses”.

By submitting an application, an individual can request information about offenses in the form оf an extract from the Unified State Database on Offenses (hereinafter referred to as the UGBDP) only in relation to himself after registering in the personal account and paying for the service through the ERIP system (mobile Internet banking, postal office and banks).

If the information is incorrectly indicated in the application, the applicant is notified about the refusal of providing the requested information about the offenses.

The extract will contain information about the personal data of the individual specified while filling in the application, as well as the amount of information requested and information on the presence (absence) of information requested in relation to him about offenses committed on the territory of the Republic of Belarus:

– the presence (absence) of criminal record;
– the presence of criminal prosecution carried out against an individual;
– bringing to administrative responsibility, if, in accordance with Articles 4.9 and 9.6 of the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Administrative Offenses, a person is considered to have been subjected to an administrative penalty;
– or the absence of the information requested by the applicant is confirmed in the EGBDP.

Upon the request of the applicant, information may be indicated regardless of the cancellation (removal) of a criminal record, termination of criminal prosecution, expiration of the period provided for in Articles 4.9 and 9.6 of the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Administrative Offenses, about which appropriate marks are made in the application.

If an extract is needed to obtain a US visa, the application must contain the marks “on the presence (absence) of a criminal record, prosecution” and “including information, regardless of the cancellation (removal) of a criminal record, termination of criminal prosecution.”

Court and Prison Records

Persons who have been convicted of a crime must obtain a certified copy of each court record and any prison record, regardless of the fact that he or she may have subsequently benefited from an amnesty, pardon or other act of clemency.

Court records should include complete information regarding the circumstance surrounding the crime of which the applicant was convicted, and the disposition of the case, including sentence or other penalty or fine imposed. All court records, including Polish court records, should be translated into English.

Updated: 01/20/2023

Порядок предоставления сведений о правонарушениях физическим лицам посредствомподачи заявления в электронной форме

Запрoc пo ccылке: https://mvd.gov.by/ru/page/informacionnyj-centr/poryadok-predostavleniya-svedenij-o-pravonarusheniyah-fizicheskim-licam-posredstvom-elektronnoj-podachi-zayavleniya

Порядок предоставления сведений о правонарушениях физическим лицам осуществляется в соответствии с постановлением Совета Министров Республики Беларусь от 20 июля 2006 года № 909 «Об утверждении Положения о порядке функционирования единой государственной системы регистрации и учета правонарушений»

С помощью подачи заявления физическое лицо может запрашивать сведения о правонарушениях в виде выписки из единого государственного банка данных о правонарушениях (далее – ЕГБДП) только в отношении себя после регистрации в личном кабинете и оплаты услуги через систему ЕРИП (мобильный интернет-банкинг, почтовые и банковские отделения).

Если в заявлении недостоверно указаны сведения, принимается решение об отказе в предоставлении сведений о правонарушениях, о чем уведомляется заявитель.

Выписка будет содержать информацию об установочных данных физического лица, указанных при заполнении заявления, а также объем запрашиваемых сведений и информацию о наличии (отсутствии) запрашиваемых в отношении него сведений о правонарушениях на территории Республики Беларусь:

– наличие непогашенной (неснятой) судимости;

– наличие уголовного преследования, осуществляемого в отношении физического лица;

– привлечение к административной ответственности, если согласно статьям 4.9 и 9.6 Кодекса Республики Беларусь об административных правонарушениях лицо считается подвергавшимся административному взысканию;

– либо подтверждается отсутствие в ЕГБДП запрашиваемых заявителем сведений.

По просьбе заявителя могут указываться сведения вне зависимости от погашения (снятия) судимости, прекращения уголовного преследования, истечения срока, предусмотренного в статьях 4.9 и 9.6 Кодекса Республики Беларусь об административных правонарушениях, о чем в заявлении проставляются соответствующие отметки.

Если выписка нужна для получения визы США, в заявлении необходимо проставить отметки «о наличии (отсутствии) судимости, головного преследования» и «в том числе указывать сведения вне зависимости от погашения (снятия) судимости, прекращения уголовного преследования».