Countries > Brazil


Brazil - Obtain Certificate of Criminal Record \ Police Clearance Certificate

From Wikiprocedure
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Introduction

The Certificate of Criminal Record is the document that reports whether a Brazilian citizen has previously committed crimes within national territory.

The Criminal Records Bureau Certificate is the document valid for 90 days informing the existence of criminal records in the computer systems of the Federal Police.

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.

Eligibility

Any citizen, Brazilian or foreign, can obtain a certificate of criminal record.

Brazilian Criminal Record Certificates can be issued in either of the following manners:

  • through the website of the Federal Police Department (http://www.dpf.gov.br);
  • by the State in which the citizen’s personal documents are registered.

Certificates issued by the State authorities are valid throughout Brazil. A certificate issued in São Paulo, SP, for example, is valid in every state of Brazil.

Ads by Google


Instructions

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.

Required Information

  • Full Name
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Hometown / State
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Job Number CPF
  • Residential address
  • Neighborhood
  • Town
  • Phone

Procedure

  1. Any citizen - Brazilian or foreign - can search his or her record of criminal records, or another person's at the Federal Police website, provided he or she has all the national documents at hand.
  2. Then just print the certificate generated after the search.
  3. The state police also issues certificates, and for that, the Brazilian citizen must seek the government's website of their state.

For foreigners

  • When they come to Brazil, foreigners who committed crimes in their country of origin and who have already served their sentence must have the criminal record certificate issued in their nationality's country at hand. Moreover, to remain in a regularized situation, it is necessary to request the same documentation in countries he or she has been to in the last five years and also in Brazil.
  • The certificate may be requested even before the citizen's arrival here, for those whom he or she applied for a student visa, for example.
  • Foreigners who commit crimes in Brazil or have a behavior incompatible with national interests are subject to expulsion from the time they are sentenced in a final judgment. In addition to the mandatory departure from national territory, such citizen shall be forbidden to return. Expulsion is different from deportation, applied in cases of irregular or illegal stay. The citizen's return is permitted, provided that the Treasury is reimbursed for the expenses incurred and payment of a fine if imposed.
  • Foreigners accused or convicted of one or more crimes can be extradited to the country requesting their return. The Ministry of Justice - (contents in portuguese) brings the list of 21 countries with which Brazil has no extradition treaty. But it is worth remembering that the application may be made by and for any nation.


Ads by Google


Required Documents

When the request is made by the person:

  • completed Application (via internet or manually) awarded, printed and signed by the applicant;
  • Photocopy of notarized or given to view the original document for the unit server identity card;

When the request is made by an attorney:

  • completed Application (via internet or manually) awarded, printed and signed by the prosecutor:
  • Power of Attorney granting specific to the shipment of the certificate of criminal record, with notarized, or similar organ outside powers;
  • Legible photocopy of identity card of the applicant;
  • Legible photocopy of the identity of the proxy portfolio.


Fees

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

Validity

The validity of the certificate of criminal record is 90 (ninety) days. The deadline for issuance of the certificate of criminal record is 15 (fifteen) days, extendable (art. 1 of Law 9051/95).

Documents to Use

https://servicos.dpf.gov.br/sinic-certidao/emitirCertidao.html

Application Form

Sample Documents

Instructions for Completing the Application Certificate of Background

Processing Time

Please explain the processing your application.    

Office Locations & Contacts

Federal Police Department

Federal Regional Courts

Embassies and Consulates


Ads by Google


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

Relevant document: ‘Certificate of Criminal Record‘ (Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais/Certidao de Antecedentes Criminais).

Resident citizens: Provide two different types of police certificates:

  • a police check issued by the Federal Justice Ministry (Justica Federal); contact the local justice department for instructions, or access online at the website above.
  • a police check issued by the State Justice department (Justica Estadual, Tribunal de Justica Secretaria de Seguranca Publica) in each of the states where you have resided in the past 10 years; contact the state authority directly, using the local directory for assistance.

Resident non-citizens: Provide a Federal Justice Ministry Certificate.

  • Note: if you have a visitor visa, you can only obtain the Federal Police clearance. However, if you hold a temporary or permanent residence visa, you can obtain the State Justice Department clearance via your CPF (taxation) number. A State Justice Department clearance should be requested for each of the States in Brazil where you have resided in the past 10 years.

Non-residents:

  • if you are not living in Brazil, you can apply online for a Federal Justice clearance, or you will need to give power of attorney (Procuração) to a relative or friend to obtain the certificate on your behalf. The power of attorney needs to specify the reason for the request and be accompanied by a certified copy of your National ID and CPF card and passport bio-data page.
  • if you are a Brazilian citizen not living in Brazil, you can obtain the State Department check using your CPF (taxation) or identity (RG) number. A State Justice Department clearance should be requested for each of the States in Brazil where you have resided in the past 10 years.
  • if you are a non-citizen no longer living in Brazil, you cannot obtain the State Department check.

Note: The original police certificate must also be professionally translated into English by a certified translator . Online applications: Federal Justice checks are available online. State Justice checks may be available online but this will depend on the issuing state.

Provide: Certified copies of your National ID card (both sides), Brazilian tax card (CPF) and passport bio data page.

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

São Paulo

Rio Grande do Sul

Rio de Janeiro

Bahia

Pernambuco

Pará

Ceará

Distrito Federal

Espírito Santo

Minas Gerais

Federal Police – PF

Council of the Federal Judiciary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil

Others

To obtain a Brazilian Criminal Record Certificate directly through the internet at the Department of Federal Police website, enter www.dpf.gov.br - click in "Antecedentes Criminais", and then "Emitir Certidão".

Certificates of Good Conduct (Atestados de Bons Antecedentes) related to possible violations of state law are available to persons over the age of 18 from the Secretaria de Seguranca Publica in each of Brazil's states (and the Distrito Federal). Atestados related to possible violations of federal law are available to persons over the age of 18 from any station (Delegacia) of the National Police (Policia Federal). Criminal records in Brazil are expunged five years after any sentence has been served.

Because each state maintains a separate database of violations of state law, a prospective immigrant must obtain a separate record from the Secretaria de Seguranca Publica of each state in which he or she has resided within the past five years. Additionally, a prospective immigrant must obtain a record from the Policia Federal, since state police records do not include violations of federal law.

For addresses or telephone numbers of Secretarias de Seguranca Publica, an applicant may call the immigrant visa unit of the Consular General in Rio de Janeiro. If a state's Secretaria refuses to provide an Atestado to an applicant, he or she may request the assistance of the Rio IV unit.


If you are a citizen of Brazil:

If you live in Brazil: You should contact each of the respective issuing authorities to obtain the following certificates:

  • A Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais is issued by the Federal Police; visit their website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions.
  • A Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais is issued by the state authority; contact the state authority directly, using the local directory for assistance. You must provide one Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais for every state you have lived in for six months or more when you were older than 18 years.
  • A Certidão de Distribuição de Ações Cíveis e Criminais e Fiscais is issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice; you may contact the local justice department directly or consult their website.

If you live outside of Brazil: You must nominate a representative in Brazil and give them a written letter to request the police certificates on your behalf. Please consult the issuing authorities directly for more information


If you are not a citizen of Brazil:

If you live in Brazil:

You should contact each of the respective issuing authorities to obtain the following certificates:

  • A Certidão de Antecedentes Criminais is issued by the federal police; visit their website (available in Portuguese only) for instructions.
  • A Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais is issued by the state authority; contact the state authority directly, using the local directory for assistance. You must provide one Atestado de Antecedentes Criminais for every state you have lived in for six months or more when you were older than 18 years (See Special notes and considerations for list of states that provide this service online).
  • A Certidão de Distribuição de Ações Cíveis e Criminais e Fiscais is issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice; you may contact the local justice department directly or consult their website.

If you live outside of Brazil:

You must nominate a representative in Brazil and give them a written letter to request the police certificates on your behalf. Please consult the issuing authorities directly for more information.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox