ACRO Criminal Records Office
Delivering Operational Benefits to Law Enforcement
Police Certificates - Apply by Post
Information on applying by post.
For visa and/or immigration purposes you will need to complete a Police Certificate application form. The fastest way to submit your application is to
. If you would prefer to download an application form to print off and complete by hand, please click on one of the links below.
ACRO will reply to you directly with the results of your application. This can take up to 2 working days for the Premium service, or 10 working days for the Standard service (not including dates of receipt or dispatch).
Police Certificates Application Form
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If you apply by post you can pay for your application by cheque, bank draft, postal order or bank transfer. Please visit our
payment guidance page
for more information on paying by these methods.
To help you complete your application form, please see an example of a completed form by following the link below.
Example Application Form
With effect from
11th March 2015
ACRO will only accept
Version 20 or higher
of the Police Certificate application form. From this date, all previous versions
will be rejected
and ACRO will require a new form to be submitted before an application can be processed.
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