Certificate of Good Conduct: Indonesian Police Certificates and Security Clearances
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One of the requirements in the immigration related process is the necessity of submission of security clearances, a document which certifies that you have no criminal record. This may necessitate obtaining police certificates, or clearances, from each country in which you and everyone in your family, ages 18 years or over, have resided for six months or more since reaching 18 years of age.
This certificate may be required for expatriates who have lived in Indonesia and in the process of applying for a stay/residence permit for other countries such as United States, Canada, and Australia.
Certificate of Good Conduct
Most countries, including Indonesia, issue police clearances. These clearances are sometimes referred to as "Certificate of Good Conduct" or "Certificates of No-Criminal Activity", while Indonesian Police referred to as "Surat Keterangan Catatan Kepolisian (Police Record)" and are usually valid for an average of 6 months.
The policie certificate must be valid at the time of issuance of the visa or other immigration permit. If the police certificate expires before the visa is issued, the applicant will be required to obtain a new police clearance document.
Guidelines for Police Certificates
Immigration offices throughout the world usually impose imperative guidelines for applicants who require Police Certificates. such as.:
Period of Validity
The police clearance from the country in which you are presently resident is generally considered to be valid for a period of 6 months. The clearance results of countries in which you are no longer residing are generally considered to be valid for a period of 12 months.
When to Submit the Police Certificate?
Some immigration offices may require that the documents be submitted at the same time as the application forms, applicable fees, and supporting documents. Other immigration offices may allow these documents to be submitted later on in the process. For accurate information, you should get specific information from the immigration office where you will submit your application.
How many Police Certificates are required?
The following police certificates are required based on where each applicant lives and has lived previously:
Supporting Documents for Obtaining Indonesian Police Certificate
In order to apply for an Indonesian police certificate, the applicant or his/her representative(s) must submit the following supporting documents;
The Indonesian police will not issue the certificates to applicants not in possession of a KIMS/KITAS or SKLD. The applicant may authorize a third party to process the certificate from the local police in the city where they used to live.
An Indonesian Police Certificate includes the following personal information:
In order to avoid hassles and a lengthy process, it is very important that you provide your application with complete information.
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