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If you want to immigrate to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA, etc., you and your dependants may have to provide police certificates when you submit your application for permanent residence. Visa offices may also request certificates from students and temporary foreign workers. Helpline Group provides services related to immigration and help our clients in obtaining Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from origin countries.
A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.
In general, you and everyone in your family who is 18 years of age or over need to obtain a police clearance certificate. You must obtain a police clearance certificate from each country or territory where you have lived for six consecutive months or longer since reaching the age of 18.
The police clearance certificate must have been issued no more than three months before you submit your application. These rules may be different in each country and territory. So you must have to enquire through concerned countries embassy.
If the original Police clearance certificate is neither in English nor in ,Arabic or any other language, submit both the certificate and the original copy of a translation prepared by an accredited translator with your application.
In most cases, it is your responsibility to contact the police or relevant authorities and request the certificate. When doing so, you may have to provide information or documentation such as photographs, fingerprints or your addresses and periods of residence in the country or territory.