POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

The General Consulate of Afghanistan in Vancouver - Canada processes the Police Clearance requests for (I) Afghan nationals who live in Canada and (II) Foreign nationals who live in Canada and worked/lived in Afghanistan. 

I. Afghan Nationals

  • All Afghan nationals should read the following information and instructions carefully: 
  • Appointment: Can be obtained online through our website. Please note that police clearance cannot be obtained due to unusual circumstances. Instead, we issue reference letters for the relevant authorities. 
  • Required Documents:
  • a) Application letter. an Afghan applicant should write a request letter addressed to this  General Consulate  and outline (a) the services needed; (b) personal details (name, father’s name, date and place of birth); (c) current address; and (d) contact number.
    b) Complete set of fingerprint (if you are applying from Canada)
    c) Copy of passport (Foreign applicant must provide a copy of Afghan visa and date of entry and exit)
    d) Two identical photos - size 2x2 inches (the name and the complete address of the photographer and the date the photos is taken must be included on the back of one of the photos).
    e) Provide a document verifying residency status in Canada, such us; Canadian Passport, Citizenship ID, Permanent Residence Card, and Refugee Protection Claimant Document.
    f) Provide a document verifying your current address, such us; driving license, utility bills, etc.
    g) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. An Express/Registered self-addressed return envelope MUST be included in the postal package. Without this, the  General Consulate  will NOT be able to send you back the results.

    Note: For those applicants (representative) who apply on behalf of their relatives ( primary applicant) that lives in Afghanistan; Please provide the following documents, in addition to the above-mentioned: 
      
    Relationship document;
    A) please provide a copy of the document indicating your relationship with the applicant, such as marriage certificate, birth certificate etc.
    B) Please provide a copy of Passport of the primary applicant who lives in Afghanistan. 
  • Fee: General Consulate  will charge 55.00 USD for one application. Payable to "General Consulate of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vancouver-Canada". 
  • The Consulate General does NOT accept cash under any circumstances, and there is no refund policy for this service.  
  • Procedure: Please note that this is a time-consuming process and requires the engagement of multiple agencies. 
  • a) Once the  General Consulate  receives the package by post or in person, it will be processed within seven business days provided that all required documents are complete, and send it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
    b) The MoFA sends the documents to other relevant authorities for processing.
    c) The MoFA shares the results with the  General Consulate  after receiving a response from relevant authorities.
    d) After the  General Consulate  receives the Police Clearance results from MoFA, a Police Clearance Certificate will be issued by the  General Consulate  and will be sent to the applicant by post (It is extremely important for ALL applicants to include an Express/Registered self-addressed envelope in the initial postal package and send it to the  General Consulate ). 

II. Foreign Nationals residing in Canada: 

  • All non-Afghan applicants should read the following information and instructions carefully:
    The  consulate general is not liable for any documents which are damaged or lost during delivery, it s recommended that you send your mail via ‘registered post’. Please include an extra envelope for the return of your documents; however, if you live outside of canada, pleae organise a courier for the collection of your doucments.  
  • Appointment: Can be obtained online through our website.
  • Required Documents:
  • a) Request letter. A Foreign applicant should write a request letter in ENGLISH addressed to this Consulate and outline (a) the services needed; (b) personal details (name, father’s name, date and place of birth); (c) current address; and (d) contact number.
    b) Application Form. A foreign applicant should complete this FORM in BLOCK letters.
    c) Fingerprints. All ten fingerprints should be taken in the designated form in presence of the consulate staff. Download fingerprints FORM from this website.
    d) Passport Copy
    e) Afghanistan visa and Work Permit copy.
    f) Employment contract or Employment letter copy.
    g) Copy of current residence address in Canada.
    h) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. An Express/Registered self-addressed return envelope MUST be included in the postal package. Without this, the Embassy will NOT be able to send you back the certificate. 
  • Fee:  General Consulate will charge 55.00 USD for one application. Payable to "Consulate General of Afghanistan in Vancouver".  
  • The Consulate General does NOT accept cash under any circumstances, and there is no refund policy for this service.  
  • a) Once the General Consulate receives the package by post or in person, it will be processed within seven business days provided that the required documents are complete, and send it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
    b) The MoFA sends the documents to other relevant authorities for processing.
    c) The MoFA shares the results with the  General Consulate after receiving a response from relevant authorities.
    d) After the General Consulate  receives the Police Clearance results from MoFA, a Police Clearance Certificate will be issued by the General Consulate and will be sent to the applicant by post (It is extremely important for ALL applicants to include an Express/Registered self-addressed envelope and send it to the General Consulate). 

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If you have read the information given above and are ready to apply, please download a passport form, if you are applying in with family, please book separate online appointments!

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