How to apply and obtain Police Clearance Certificate in Turkey?

Procedure to get Police Clearance Certificate in Turkey

There are two ways of obtaining a police Clearance.

  1. Apply in person to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in your city of residence.
  2. Apply Online
  • Visit the website.
  • This mechanism can only be used by Turkish citizens to get a penal certificate. Turkish individuals must apply to PTT Centers with their Turkish identity card in order to receive an e-Government Password, which is required to access the system, in order to obtain a Penal Certificate through the e-Government Gateway.
  • If there are no criminal records detected, the application is processed by Turkey’s Department of Judicial Records and Statistics in 2 to 3 weeks.
  • The certificate will be delivered by postal mail to the forwarding address that applicants specified in their application.

Documents Required

  • a letter outlining the justification for needing the police clearance certificate
  • Completed application form
  • a legal record demonstrating your work permit or dependent pass for the application
  • Copy of Turkish Identification Card
  • a photocopy of your identification document, such as your passport or driver’s license
  • a set of fingerprint impressions from the applicant
  • a thorough cover letter outlining the length of stay in Turkey and the requirement for the aforementioned certificate
  • Copy of all passport pages (both old and new), including copies of the first three data pages and the pages with the visas, entry, and exit stamps for Turkey.

What is the processing time?

  • Within 15 to 20 working days, we will deliver the authentic Police Clearance Certificate.

Resident non-citizens: Apply in person to:

The General Directory of Criminal Records and Statistics
Adli Sicil ve Istatistik Genel Mudurlugu
Tuna Caddesi, No 10 – Ankara
TURKEY

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