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Ecuador - Obtain police clearance certificate (Criminal Record Certificate)

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Introduction

By Executive Order No. 1166, issued on May 17 2014, the Police Record issued by the Judicial Police, whose term was three months (90 days) and valued at $ 5 was replaced by the Criminal Record Certificate, document that the Ministry of Interior will issue free.

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.

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.

Eligibility

The Certificade de Antecedentes Personales is available to Ecuadorians who are over the age of 18, who are physically present in Ecuador, who possess a Cedula de Identidad or passport and who apply in person at the Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial.

Ecuadorians residing outside of Ecuador can obtain their Police Record by having a close relative that lives in Ecuador submit a request.

No police documents are available for foreigners who reside in or have resided in Ecuador. The Certificade de Antecedentes Personales is available to Ecuadorians who are over the age of 18, who are physically present in Ecuador, who possess a Cedula de Identidad or passport and who apply in person at the Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial.

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Instructions

Local Requests

You should obtain the Certificado de Antecedentes Personales by presenting yourself at the Archivo Central de la Policía Nacional located at Avenida Amazonas y Roca, Edificio Rio Amazonas, First Floor.

You are required to present the following:

  • your National Identity Card (Cédula de Identidad) (for Ecuadorians and non-national residents of Ecuador);
  • your original passport (for non-nationals);
  • one color photograph, size 35x45 mm; and
  • the processing fee of $5 USD payable in cash.


Non-Local Requests

You should obtain the Certificado de Antecedentes Personales by obtaining a “power of attorney” authenticated by the Embassy or Consulate of Ecuador in your country of residence. You must give your representative residing in Ecuador to complete the application on your behalf. Your representative must present the “power of attorney” at the Archivo Central de la Policía Nacional located at Avenida Amazonas y Roca, Edificio Rio Amazonas, First Floor.

This power of attorney must include:

  • a photocopy of the your national identity card and passport bio data page;
  • a photocopy of the national identity card or passport bio data page of your representative;
  • one color photograph of you, size 35x45 mm; and
  • the processing fee of $5 USD payable in cash.

Required Information

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Place of Issue

Procedure

The Certificade de Antecedentes Personales is available to Ecuadorians who are over the age of 18, who are physically present in Ecuador, who possess a Cedula de Identidad or passport and who apply in person at the Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial.

The applicant's passport size photo is glued to the certificate and is covered with a seal. Those who are said to have no record will have a stamp 'Negativo' with the date on the form and will have a validity of three months from the issuance date. A negative certificate does not necessarily mean the subject has no police record, since police records can be purged upon the subject's request without judicial permission.

Ecuadorians residing outside of Ecuador can obtain their Police Record by having a close relative that lives in Ecuador submit a request. The relative will show his/her cedula as proof of relationship to obtain the police record. This form will contain the same information and may be issued within 2 days for a fee of $17.00 payable at Puente Portete Y Avenida Barcelona S/N, in Guayaquil, or at the Office of Archivo Central (Police Central Archive) located at Ave. Cuenca and Mideros St. in Quito. Only Ecuadorians can apply to Jefaturas and Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial. The applicant must first provide full names (paternal and maternal), cedula number and one photo.

No police documents are available for foreigners who reside in or have resided in Ecuador. The Certificade de Antecedentes Personales is available to Ecuadorians who are over the age of 18, who are physically present in Ecuador, who possess a Cedula de Identidad or passport and who apply in person at the Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial.

  • Enter http://www.ministeriointerior.gob.ec/certificado-of-history-penales/, on the page that appears click on the box that says "CRIMINAL RECORD CERTIFICATE" and immediately appear on the next page a form.
  • In the first room to write log record number of the person requesting the form, ie yours. Click on the first button and check their names appear.
  • In the next box, choose whether you want to know someone's background through their ID or passport and then enter the corresponding number. Click on it and check the names and respective surnames appear. Then in the space below enter why does this query, and click on apply.
  • Her a text saying confidentiality agreement and to visualize criminal record must accept the terms appear. The same screen will appear immediately if you have or no history. If you need to print choose Show Certificate.


Local Requests
  • Obtain the Certificado de Antecedentes Personales by in person at the Archivo Central de la Policía Nacional located at Avenida Amazonas y Roca, Edificio Rio Amazonas, First Floor.
  • Submit the required doucments.
  • Pay the applicable fees.
Non-Local Requests
  • Obtain the Certificado de Antecedentes Personales by obtaining a “power of attorney” authenticated by the Embassy or Consulate of Ecuador in your country of residence.
  • Ask your representative residing in Ecuador to complete the application on your behalf. Your representative must present the “power of attorney” at the Archivo Central de la Policía Nacional located at Avenida Amazonas y Roca, Edificio Rio Amazonas, First Floor.
  • Submit the power of attorney with required documents and applicable fees.

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Required Documents

Local Request

  • Your National Identity Card (Cédula de Identidad) (for Ecuadorians and non-national residents of Ecuador);
  • Your original passport (for non-nationals);
  • One color photograph, size 35x45 mm;

Non-Local Request

  • A photocopy of the your national identity card and passport bio data page;
  • A photocopy of the national identity card or passport bio data page of your representative;
  • One color photograph of you, size 35x45 mm; and

Fees

The processing fee of $5 USD payable in cash. (Fees are subject to change)

Validity

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

Documents to Use

Certificado de Antecedentes Penales online

Sample Documents

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    

Processing Time

This certificate may be issued within 2 days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Avenida Amazonas y Roca,
Edificio Rio Amazonas, First Floor.


Ministry of Internal Affairs Contact

Ecuadorian Representations Abroad

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Information which might help

Relevant document: ‘Certificado de Antecedentes Personales (CAP)' or ‘Record Policial’.

Citizens (over 18 years of age) living in Ecuador: Apply in person to: Policia Nacional del Ecuador, Direccion Nacional de la Policia Nacional, Jefaturas y Subjefaturas Provinciales de la Policia Judicial.

Citizens (over 18 years of age) living in Ecuador provide: Cedula de Identidad (ID) or passport, a passport size photo.

Citizens (over 18 years of age) not living in Ecuador: Apply to the nearest Ecuadorian consulate (Agregaduria de Policia if available in the consulate).

Citizens (over 18 years of age) not living in Ecuador provide: Cedula de Identidad (ID), passport.

Fee: payable.

You can also authorise a relative to obtain the certificate on your behalf. You need to provide a Poder Notarial form and your ID (cedula) as proof of relationship. This form may be issued at a cost of US$17.00 payable at Puente Portete Y Avenida Barcelona S/N, in Guayaquil, or at the Office of Archivo Central (Police central archive) located at Av Amazonas y Vicente Ramon Roca Quito.

Note: certificates are not available for foreigners who live in or have lived in Ecuador.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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.

External Links

Ministry of Internal Affairs

How to get the Certificate of Criminal

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility


Others

The applicant's passport size photo is glued to the certificate and is covered with a seal. Those who are said to have no record will have a stamp 'Negativo' with the date on the form and will have a validity of three months from the issuance date. A negative certificate does not necessarily mean the subject has no police record, since police records can be purged upon the subject's request without judicial permission.

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.

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