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Police certificate

Police certificates from the Japanese National Police Agency are issued only when requested by certain authorities as required by law. The certificate certifies whether the applicant has any criminal convictions in Japan and is written in Japanese, English, French, German and Spanish.

The certificate is designed for certain purposes such as the application for a residency card for Belgium for a stay longer than 3 months or when requested by foreign authorities (e.g. an embassy, immigration agency and others).

Persons who wish to apply need to contact the Consular Service (contact details below) to arrange an appointment to have their fingerprints taken.

In some cases the attachment of an apostille (an international certification as specified in The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) to the Police Certificate may be required by the requesting organization. Please confirm with the organization requesting the Police Certificate whether you will require an apostille and remember to mention this to the Consular Service staff when you apply for the certificate.

The application for a Police Certificate is free of charge and must be submitted by the applicant in person and will be forwarded to Japan. It takes approximately two months to be processed. Due to the highly personal contents of the certificate the applicant must come in person to receive the document. The applicant will be contacted once the Consular Service receives the Police Certificate from Japan.

Do not forget to bring your valid passport when applying for the certificate and also when you come to pick it up once the document is ready.

Consular Section

Address : Rue Van Maerlant/ Van Maerlantstraat 1, 1040 Bruxelles/Brussel

Opening hours : 09.15 – 12.00, 13.30 – 16.00 (Mon – Fri, except holidays)

Tel : 02/500.05.80