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Latest Update by IRCC Regarding Police Certificates Requirement for Express Entry

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made an update with reference to the instructions on police certificates for the candidates, who are applying for Canadian Permanent Residence via federal Express Entry system.

Now the applicant must provide a Police certificate from any country, or territory, where he/she has resided for (6) consecutive months or longer during the past 10 years or after attaining the age of 18. This means that all the applicants are only bound to provide a Police Certificate from a country where they have stayed for six months or more in a row.

Latest Update by IRCC Regarding Police Certificates Requirement for Express Entry

Before the introduction of this update, it was obligatory for an applicant to submit a police certificate from a country or territory where he/she had resided for a total period of six months. Hence, the applicant required to submit a police certificate from a country where such a person had initially lived for two months, left, came back after a few years and lived in the same country for another four months.

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Police Certificate Requirements

  • The police certificate is valid only if it has been issued within a period of six months prior to the submission of an e-APR
  • A color scan of the original police certificate is acceptable
  • Provision of unauthorized copies or even the certified true copies may lead to a rejection of permanent residence application
  • Such a certificate should have been issued after the last time when the applicant resided in that country

Latest Update by IRCC Regarding Police Certificates Requirement for Express Entry

Who Must Provide a Police Certificate

Following applicants must provide a police certificate with their e-APR (Electronic Application for Permanent Residence.

  • The principal applicant
  • Spouse or common-law partner
  • Dependent children 18 years or older

This particular change is effective and applicable to the permanent residence applications received on or after January 1, 2015, through the Express Entry system.

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Near Savour Foods, Jinnah Avenue,
Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 051 8439995
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Phone: 042 35911332