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Judicial and Police Certificate or Judicial Police clearance (Good Conduct) Certificate or Certificado Judicial y de Policía is an important document which serves as a proof that the person has no criminal record or previously involved in criminal, breach of trust cases or violation of law both in his home country and during his residence in Colombia. Both locals and expats can obtain this certificate.


Local Requests;

  • You should apply for a Certificado Judicial y de Policía in person at the Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, provide two 3x3 cm photographs and your national identification card/cedula de ciudadanía, and pay the applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests;

  • You may apply for a police certificate at the nearest Colombian embassy or consulate.
  • Online applicants can obtain further information from

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Police certificates (Pasado Judicial) may be obtained in Bogota at the Identification Division of the Department of Administrative Security (DAS), Colombia's equivalent of a federal law enforcement agency. Colombian police certificates contain information regarding outstanding warrants only. They contain no information regarding prior arrests and/or criminal convictions. Police certificates have a validity of one year.

The immigration division of DAS can provide a Colombian citizen's record of entries and departures from Colombian national territory since 1990.

Required Information

  • For Colombian nationals: The applicant’s full name, National Identity Card Number (Cédula de Ciudadanía), visa file number, and the name of the visa office that is processing the application.
  • For non-Colombian nationals: The applicant’s full name, Colombian Foreign Resident Identity Card Number (Cédula de Extranjería) or passport number, visa file number, and the name of the visa office that is processing the application.
  • If a payment is made for several applicants: A list with the names, identity document numbers, and a copy of the deposit slips for each person.


Relevant document: ‘Certificado Judicial’. Citizens and resident non-citizens

Apply online at:


  • Click on ‘Consulta Antecedentes Judiciales’
  • Click ‘ACEPTO’
  • Click ‘ENVIAR’
  • Type in your Colombian identity number (COLOMBIAN ID). This can be different from your passport number)
  • Click Ciudadanía for a Citizen of Colombia or click Extranjería if you are a non-citizen.
  • Click ‘BUSCAR’
  • Find the certificate.

The certificate will say either ‘No registra antecedentes’ which means no criminal records or ‘Registra antecedentes’, which means a criminal record.

Note: if you have problems accessing the website above also try:

Non-resident non-citizens

Contact the nearest Colombian embassy or consulate for instructions on how to apply for a certificate.

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Required Documents

Provide 2 photos, original of Cedula de Ciudadania (citizens only), passport, photocopy of passport ID page


You must pay a processing fee of the equivalent of COP$60.000 at the current exchange rate per person.


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

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Processing Time

Processing time is approximately two months.

Office Locations & Contacts

Colombia National Police
59 N. 26-21 Race Can, Bogota Dc
Citizen service line Bogota: (571) 3159111/9112
Rest of the country: 018000 910 112
Fax (571) 3159581
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Consultation Colombia Missions Abroad

List of diplomatic missions of Colombia

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Conditions and Instructions:

  • All compulsory fields should be filled in.
  • Make sure all entered information is correct.
  • Make sure all required documents are provided.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Some home owners like to see a house sitter's 'police clearance' certificate to prove that the sitter does not have a criminal record.

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Certificate of Record Search. This is a police clearance certificate showing applicant’s criminal record (if any) and is known as a “Certificate of Record Search.” This certificate must be updated (issued within the last six months), translated into Spanish and both versions (English and Spanish) must be notarized and certified with an Apostille from the Secretary of State of the state where it was issued.

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