Police clearance certificate from Cyprus
Apply in person at your local police station.
If you are a citizen not resident you may apply to Police Headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus or at a Republic of Cyprus overseas mission.
If you are a non-citizen who has lived lawfully in Cyprus for at least six continuous months (since the date of your registration with Cypriot authorities), you can apply for a certificate. A copy of a permit of stay in Cyprus is required in order to confirm that you were living lawfully in Cyprus.
If you were in Cyprus on Peace-Keeping deployments, you can obtain a police clearance certificate. A copy of your work permit /military card is required to be provided when applying.
If you are living overseas, you can apply for a certificate by mail, or through the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in your country of residence.
You will need a letter from the Department of Home Affairs advising that a Police Clearance Certificate is required from the Republic of Cyprus Police authorities.
Certificates cannot be issued in the following circumstances:
Any questions regarding the issuance or application of a Certificate of Clear Criminal Record should be made to the Chief of Police Headquarters in Cyprus by phone at: 011 357 22 80 80 80.
Cyprus Chief of Police Police Headquarters
Depending on your Australian visa application type and your personal circumstances, you may be required to provide a police clearance certificate with your Australian visa application so that the Australian Government can determine whether you are of good character.
If you are required to provide a police clearance certificate, you must obtain the certificates from all the countries you have lived for 12 months or more cumulatively during the last 10 years.
Police clearance certificates are also known as a penal clearance certificate or Certificate of Criminal Record in some countries. Unless otherwise requested by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, police clearance certificates are not required for persons under the age of 16 years.
Character requirements for an Australian Visa
If you want to enter Australia with a visa, you must be of good character and you will be assessed against the character requirements for the type of Australian visa you will be applying. As part of your Australian visa application, you might be required to provide a police clearance certificate (from each country where you have stayed for 12 months or more in the last 10 years) or other suitable evidence to satisfy the character requirements.
Under Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958, the Minister for Immigration or the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection can refuse or cancel your visa, if you do not meet the character requirements.
Character test to get an Australian visa
You will not pass the character test for an Australian visa if:
When is a police clearance certificate required?
If you are over the age of 16 and have lived in any of the countries for a total of one year or more in the last 10 years, you must get a Police clearance certificate from that country.
How long my police clearance certificate is valid?
For Australian immigration purposes a police clearance certificate is deemed to be valid for 12 months from the issue date.
How can you get a police clearance certificate?
For instructions on obtaining a certificate from an overseas government or law enforcement authority, refer to the relevant country information.
If you are required to provide an Australian police clearance certificate because you have spent more than 12 months in Australia within the last 10 years, you must complete the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Police Check application form which is available from the AFP website:
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