Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificate (Criminal Record check)


People who lived and worked on the territory of the Russian Federation or the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic before 1991 can apply at the Embassy for the Police Clearance Certificate. Application can be submitted in person or by mail.

To apply for the Police Clearance Certificate in person the applicant should do the following:

  1. Make an appointment. 

  2. On the date of the appointment bring to the Embassy following documents:

    • Valid original passport of the applicant; 

    • One photocopy of the front page of the applicant's passport; 

    • One application form; 

    • Canadian document confirming residence status in Canada and its photocopy; 

    • In case the applicant wants to get the Certificate by mail, it is necessary to provide us with a prepaid return envelope;


The above-mentioned documents can also be sent by mail. In this case applicant`s signature and copies of the documents should me certified by the Canadian notary public.

The processing period is normally up to one month (from the date of application).

Foreign nationals who lived in the Russian Federation should specify the exact periods of residence in Russia.