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 apply online. If you would prefer to download an application form to print off and complete by hand, please click on one of the links below.

Please note: IP addresses in the countries listed below are not supported by Worldpay.

Algeria, Argentina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Nigeria, The Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation and Ukraine.

If applying from these countries you must use the postal application service and make all payments by bank transfer.


ACRO will reply to you directly with the results of your application. This can take up to 12 working days for the Standard service, or four working days for the Premium service (not including dates of receipt or dispatch).



Police Certificates application form     Word      PDF  



Please note: To view PDF documents you will need Adobe Reader software installed on your computer. This can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.




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.



Please Note:

We will only accept Version 31 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.