How to get a police certificate - Cayman Islands

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Clearance Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of The Cayman Islands:

If you live in The Cayman Islands:

You should apply in person to the Criminal Records Office (see Special notes and considerationsfor complete address). If you cannot apply in person, you may appoint a representative to apply on your behalf and follow additional instructions listed below. You or your representative must bring:

  • A completed application for a Police Clearance Certificate (PDF, 322 KB) available on the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service website. A parent must sign on behalf of applicants under 17 years of age.
  • The original or a certified copy of your passport (birth certificates and expired passports that are within three months of the expiration date are acceptable)
  • Applicable fees (See the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Web site for fee details and payment methods)
  • If you have changed your name by deed poll or marriage, please provide the corresponding documentation

All certificates must be collected by the owner.

If a representative is applying on your behalf, in addition to the above, you must provide him/her with a notarized application form and a notarized letter giving that person permission to collect your certificate.

If you live outside of The Cayman Islands:

You can apply by mail to the Criminal Records Office (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must provide:

  • Notarized application for a Police Clearance Certificate (PDF, 322 KB) available on the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service website
  • Prepaid package (if the documents are to be returned via the same courier service). Certificates will not be sent by regular post.
  • Applicable fees (See the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Web site for fee details and payment methods)
  • If you have changed your name by deed poll or marriage, please provide the corresponding documentation
  • Your original passport(s) (or a certified copy of each page) that contains:
    • Your most recent work permit that was stamped in your passport while working in the Cayman Islands. (Note: if the passport that the work permit is stamped in has been cancelled you will need to send the cancelled passport and the new passport).
    • Your entry and exit stamp for the Cayman Islands (these dates will be affixed to the Police Clearance)
    • Your most recent immigration status (must be stamped)

If you are not a citizen of The Cayman Islands:

If you live in The Cayman Islands:

You should apply in person to the Criminal Records Office (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). If you cannot apply in person, you may appoint a representative to apply on your behalf and follow additional instructions listed below. You or your representative must bring:

  • A completed application for a Police Clearance Certificate (PDF, 322 KB) available on the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service website. A parent must sign on behalf of applicants under 17 years of age.
  • The original or a certified copy of your passport (birth certificates and expired passports that are within three months of the expiration date are acceptable)
  • Applicable fees (See the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Web site for fee details and payment methods)
  • If you have changed your name by deed poll or marriage, please provide the corresponding documentation

All certificates must be collected by the owner.

If a representative is applying on your behalf, in addition to the above, you must provide him/her with a notarized application form and a notarized letter giving that person permission to collect your certificate.

Note: You must live in the Cayman Islands for a minimum of six months to be eligible to apply for a police clearance as a resident. If you have lived in the Cayman Islands for less than six months, please follow the If you live outside the Cayman Islands instructions.

If you live outside of The Cayman Islands:

You can apply by mail to the Criminal Records Office (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must provide:

  • Notarized application for a Police Clearance Certificate (PDF, 322 KB) available on the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service website
  • Prepaid package (if the documents are to be returned via the same courier service). Certificates will not be sent by regular post.
  • Applicable fees (See the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Web site for fee details and payment methods)
  • If you have changed your name by deed poll or marriage, please provide the corresponding documentation
  • Your original passport(s) (or a certified copy of each page) that contains:
    • Your most recent work permit that was stamped in your passport while working in the Cayman Islands. (Note: if the passport that the work permit is stamped in has been cancelled you will need to send the cancelled passport and the new passport)
    • Your entry and exit stamp for the Cayman Islands (these dates will be affixed to the Police Clearance)
    • Your most recent immigration status (must be stamped)

Information and documents you need:

Please see above for specifics.

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a police certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

We will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

Criminal Records Office
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
Windjammer Plaza, Walkers Road, George Town
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 909
Grand Cayman KY1-1103
Cayman Islands

For additional information, see the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service website.


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