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Police Certificate


1. Purposes of Use

Police Certificates from the Japanese Police Agency are issued only when they are required by foreign governments.

The certificate may be used for certain purposes such as applications for Australian citizenship, Australian visas, teacher registration, or the Australian Security Identification Card (ASIC).

Applicants who wish to apply for the certificate for any reason other than mentioned above need to contact our office for eligibility and the appropriate application procedure.

2. Required Documents (For non-Japanese citizens)

1. Three completed application forms
2. Valid passport(s)
3. You may also be required to provide a document proving the necessity of a police certificate (when we require it).
4. 1 self-addressed "Express Post" or "Registered Post" envelope with the tracking number if you like to receive the certificate by post.

(If you prefer to collect it from our office in person, the envelop is not required.)

3. Application Hours

Applicants must come to our office in person to lodge the application and to take fingerprints.

9:30~11:30, 14:00~15:30 (Monday-Friday except public holidays)
An appointment is not required.

4. Processing Time

It will take approximately 2-3 months to get the certificate as the application forms are sent to the Japanese Police Agency.

5. Fee

No charge

6. Our Office

Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney ( Map )

Level 12, 1 O'Connell Street

Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

TEL: (02) 9250 1000 [country code +61]