Text Size

Current Size: 100%

How do I obtain a police certificate for emigration purposes?

Share by emailShare by email

A number of embassies now ask applicants to obtain police certificates to support applications for emigration. 

These certificates are obtained from the ACPO Criminal Records Office (ACRO).

ACRO offer two services - standard and a fast-track service designed to cater for those wishing to obtain a visa quickly. 

The turn around time from successful receipt of the application to despatch of the certificate is 10 and two working days respectively. 

The standard fee is £35 and the fast track fee is £70.

For more details and information about other countries, visit the ACRO website or call 0845 601 3999.