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The Police Criminal Record Certificate is issued by the Police Department to show an applicant’s criminal history if any.


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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Apply in Person

With the required documents, applicants may apply at the Foreign Affairs Division, New Taipei City Police Department or Household Registration Section of each precinct in New Taipei City. The office hour is 8:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00, Monday through Friday (except national holidays). The office hour is extended to 20:00 on Wednesday.

Apply Online
  1. Please click the link: and fill out the application form. Submit it on-line after completing the application form and call service center at 8072-5454#4096 for confirmation.
  2. After three working days, please take the required documents with you to Foreign Affairs Division to pick up the Police Criminal Record Certificate.
Apply by Mail

For overseas foreign applicants, please send the following documents to Foreign Affairs Division, New Taipei City Police Department at No. 32, Fuzhong Rd.,Banqiao District, New Taipei City.

  1. A completed application form
  2. The photocopy of passport and ARC
  3. US$6 in cash
  4. An self-addressed envelop


  1. To protect individual privacy, an applicant will need to pick up the certificate in person with ID card if he/she applies through fax, mail or the Internet.
  2. An authorization letter needs to be presented if an applicant cannot collect in person. Proxy is required to bring
    1. the authorization letter,
    2. ID of the applicant and proxy, and ##processing fee.
  3. According to the Act governing the Issuance of the Police Criminal Record Certificate, an applicant’s police criminal record certificate will not be issued if his/her final sentence, including parole, penalty and sentence, has not been executed or is being executed.

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Required Documents

  1. An application form
  2. ROC citizens: The original and one copy of ID card or the original household certificate or the transcript of household registration issued within past one month. If the English version is needed, please present one copy of passport (including the page with English name).

Foreigner: The original and one copy of passport,the ARC(if they are/were the ARC holders)or other documents for verification.


NT$100 for each copy Overseas applicants should enclose US$6 in cash.


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

Three working days (excluding the day of the application, weekends and holidays.) It may take longer for those who need further check through judicial or military judicial authorities.

Office Locations & Contacts

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