Obtain Your Criminal Background Certificate in Peru

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What is it?

A Criminal Background Certificate in Peru is an official document issued by the Peruvian National Police, certifying that the applicant does or does not have a criminal record in Peru. This certificate is often required for employment, immigration, and various legal processes.

Who needs it?

The ideal customer for this service includes individuals seeking employment within Peru or abroad, those applying for visas or immigration status, people wanting to adopt, or anyone required to present a clean criminal record for legal or administrative procedures.


  1. Visit the official website of the Peruvian National Police or go to a local police station.
  2. Request the Criminal Background Certificate form and fill it out accurately.
  3. Submit the form along with the required documents, including your national ID.
  4. Pay the processing fee, if applicable, as per the official guidelines.
  5. Wait for the certificate to be processed. This may take a few days to a week.
  6. Collect the certificate from the same place where you applied or check if it can be sent to you directly.

Required documents

  • National ID (DNI): Obtainable from RENIEC (Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil).
  • Completed application form: Available from the police station or the official website.
  • Proof of payment of the processing fee: Payment details are available on the police’s official website.

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Additional details

  • Ensure all information on the application form is accurate to avoid processing delays.
  • The certificate is usually valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
  • Some countries might require the certificate to be apostilled for international use.
  • Contact the nearest Peruvian consulate if you are applying from abroad.


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