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 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.
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
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.
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.