Get Your Criminal Background Certificate in Paraguay

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What is it?

A Criminal Background Certificate in Paraguay is an official document issued by the National Police verifying an individual’s criminal history or absence thereof. This certificate is often required for various legal, employment, or immigration purposes.

Who needs it?

Ideal customers for this service include expats moving to Paraguay, job seekers requiring a background check for employment, individuals applying for residency, and anyone needing to submit proof of a clean criminal record for legal or administrative purposes. This service is particularly important for those engaging in activities that require a high level of trust and integrity.


  1. Visit the nearest National Police station or the Department of Identification.
  2. Fill out the application form for the Criminal Background Certificate.
  3. Provide the required identification documents, such as a national ID card or passport.
  4. Pay the applicable fees for the certificate processing.
  5. Wait for the processing period, which typically takes a few days.
  6. Collect your Criminal Background Certificate once it is ready.

Required documents

  • National ID Card: Obtain from your local civil registry office if you are a Paraguayan citizen.
  • Passport: Required if you are a foreigner; ensure it is up to date.
  • Application Form: Available at the police station or the Department of Identification.

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Additional details

  • Processing times can vary, so it is advisable to apply well in advance if you have a specific deadline.
  • The certificate is typically valid for a certain period, usually around six months, so plan accordingly.
  • Fees may vary depending on the police station or department processing the certificate.
  • If you have any doubts or require assistance, local lawyers or immigration consultants can provide additional support.


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