Police Certificate

1. Reason for Acquisition

A Police Certificate from the Japan National Police Agency will be issued only when it is required by a foreign government or agency.
The Certificate may be used for certain official purposes, including an application for Australian citizenship or an Australian resident visa.
Applicants who wish to apply for the Certificate for any reason other than mentioned above need to contact the Embassy for eligibility and the appropriate application procedure.

2. Required Documents

1. One completed application form, which is available at the Embassy.
2. Your valid passport
3. You may also be required to provide a document or letter supporting the necessity to acquire the Police Certificate.

3. Application Hours

Applicants must come to the Embassy in person to have their fingerprints taken. Our office hours are 9:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday except holidays. Due to the length of time it takes to take your fingerprints please do not visit the Embassy after 12:00 or 4:00.
An appointment is not required, but it would be appreciated if you would call us before visiting the Embassy.

4. Processing Time

It will take approximately 2-3 months to acquire the Certificate and we will contact you when it is ready for collection.

5. Fee

No charge.

6. Postal Application

Not accepted. Please come to our Embassy in person to have your fingerprints taken.