Ireland Police Certificate for Immigration Purposes

On this page you will find details on how you can apply for a police check from Ireland.

Find out how you can get a PCC for Ireland for INZ

For citizens residing outside the country
Ireland Police Certificate Sample
Sample Ireland police check

What to request

Police certificate

How to apply

Apply in writing to the Police Superintendent in charge of the district where you lived. Find out who your District Superintendent is on the National Police Service website (An Garda Siochana).

National Police Service website

Irish Citizens who have never lived in Ireland

You need to request a ‘Data Protection Access Request’ from the An Garda Siochana by completing the ‘Data Protection Access Request Form (F20)’.

An Garda Siochana and Data Protection

What to provide

You will need to provide:

  • your full name as noted on your birth certificate, including your maiden name (if applicable)
  • the date and place of your birth or a copy of your birth certificate
  • your current address
  • all your residential addresses in Ireland and the dates when you lived there
  • the reason you require a police certificate and the country you are applying to
  • a photocopy of your passport, driver licence or other identification
  • a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  • a link to the police certificate information on Immigration New Zealand website as evidence that you must get a police certificate when you apply for your visa. 

Fees to pay

You may need to pay a fee. Contact the issuing authority for fee and payment information.

Processing time

You should allow enough time to obtain this document before it is required for your visa application. Contact the issuing authority to find out how long your request for a police certificate will take.

Further information

Your certificate or document must be less than 6 months old when you submit your visa application to Immigration New Zealand.

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