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Introduction

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

In accordance with the request of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus with the December 18, 2006 Information Center of the police department of Minsk city executive committee organized next order of business on the issue of certificates on absence (presence) of criminal prosecution (criminal record), administrative violations in the territory of the Republic of Belarus citizens living in the city Minsk.

Eligibility

Relevant document: ‘Police Certificate’.

Residents

Apply in person to Central Information and Analytical Administration of the Ministry of Interior in Minsk or any regional city.

Non-residents

Apply in person or by post to the nearest Belarus embassy in your country of residence, or through relatives in Belarus, or by post to the address above.

Provide: passport original (or certified copy).

Applications should be made in person to the respective regional office of the Center for Information and Analysis of the Ministry of Interior.

If an applicant lives outside Belarus, an application should be filed with the respective Belarusian diplomatic mission abroad.

The waiting period on applications made in the country is two weeks. For applications made abroad, there are no standard time limits.

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Instructions

  • You need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence.
Local Request
  • Applications are available upon request from the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus (Управление Внутренных Дел).
  • Applicants must present a valid passport and pay the applicable fees.
Non-Resident Requests
  • If you are a citizen of Belarus or have resided in that country for a period of more than six months, but are presently residing outside of Belarus, you should apply for a police certificate at the nearest Belarusian diplomatic mission. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus for contact information for Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad.

Required Information

  • Your full name
  • Your date and place of birth
  • Your current residential addresses
  • The purpose of the request

Procedure

  • Request the application form from the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus.
  • Please choose the oblast (province) in which you reside for more information:

Brest - http://www.brest-region.by/topic.php?tid=2307
Gomel - http://www.uvd.gomel.by/Odno_okno/Informatsionnoanaliticheskoe_upravlenie.html
Grodno - http://www.uvd.grodno.by/
Minsk - http://guvd.gov.by/analitic/
Mogilev - http://www.uvd.mogilev.by/iau.htm


If you are a citizen of Belarus:

  • If you live in Belarus:
    • Applications are available upon request from the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus (Управление Внутренных Дел). Please choose the oblast (province) in which you reside for more information: See external links in this website.
  • If you live outside of Belarus:
    • You should apply for a police certificate at the nearest Belarusian diplomatic mission. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus for contact information for Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad.


If you are not a citizen of Belarus:

  • If you live in Belarus:
    • Police certificates are only available to people who have lived in Belarus for 6 months or longer. If you have lived in Belarus for 6 months or longer, please choose the oblast (province) in which you reside for more information: See external links in this website.
    • Applications are available upon request from the regional departments of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus (Управление Внутренных Дел).
  • If you live outside of Belarus:
    • Police certificates are only available to people who have lived in Belarus for 6 months or longer. If you have lived in Belarus for 6 months or longer, you should apply for a police certificate at the nearest Belarusian diplomatic mission. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus for contact information for Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad.

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Required Documents

  • Photo Identity document
  • Birth certificate or Passport
  • Driver’s licence

Fees

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

The waiting period on applications made in the country is two weeks. For applications made abroad, there are no standard time limits.

Office Locations & Contacts

District Department of Internal Affairs

Please select your area: Your district

Embassies and Consulates websites

Diplomatic Representations of the Republic of Belarus


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Video

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

Information which might help

If the applicant is uncertain given the above information, the head of the information center Minsk city executive committee decides to refuse to grant certificates, as notified by the applicant. Cash paid for providing help in case of refusal to provide it will not be returned to the applicant.

Reference shall be delivered personally to the applicant upon presentation of passport.

No citizen has the right to request references to other persons, except in cases of supply on the basis of a notarized power of attorney and a copy of the passport of the person in respect of which a certificate is requested.

Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, located outside the Republic of Belarus, to obtain certificates apply to the consular offices and diplomatic missions of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the procedure established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

In many immigration cases you may be requested by relevant Government to present Police Clearance Certificate from another country where you have resided for some time. If you are going through immigration process, you will definitely be asked for such a certificate.

External Links

Police department of Minsk

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

Brest

Gomel

Grodno

Minsk

Mogilev

Others

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.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary police certificates or clearances. Each country’s procedures are different. Applicants may have to apply to more than one level of government or more than one agency -- municipal, provincial, state, federal and the police, courts or similar governmental agencies for the police certificate. If a police certificate cannot be obtained from any of the countries on the list, provide a written explanation why and an original letter from the police authority confirming that it will not issue a certificate.

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