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.
The police certificate is written in Japanese, English, French, German and Spanish.
2. Required Documents (For non-Japanese citizens)
1. One completed application form
2. Valid passport(s)
3. A document of proof that shows the necessity of a police certificate for example, a letter from the authority stating the requirement to submit 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.
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]