How to Apply for a Police Record/Certificate in Jamaica

Here are five easy steps to follow when applying for a Police Record/Certificate: 


Step 1: Pay Fee


Visit any Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) Office with your Tax Registration Number (TRN) and make payment for the certificate.


The following options are available:


Regular Service: 21 working days (J$3,000)

Express Service: 5 working days (J$6,000)

Premium Service: Next Day for (J$8,000) (temporarily suspended)


Step 2: Visit the JCF’s website to complete the Application Form


Visit the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) website at and click “Police Record” at the top of the page to complete the application form. You are required to upload a passport-sized photograph, TAJ receipt, and any valid government Identification.


Step 3: Select your Appointment date


After completing the online application, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will find the calendar. After selecting a date for your appointment to visit the Criminal Records Office, you will receive an email with the completed application. You are required to download and print the application and take it with you to your appointment.


Step 4: Your Appointment at the Criminal Records Office


On the day of the appointment, you are required to take the following:

  1. One of the following valid government-issued identification (local applicants): 

o Driver’s License

o Elector Identification card

o Passport

  1. A hard copy of the completed application form.
  2. One (1) passport-sized photograph (same as uploaded)
  3. Receipt obtained from TAJ


Please note, that the fingerprinting process and a brief interview will be conducted on the day of your appointment. You will also be notified of the date to collect your Police Record/Certificate.


The Police Records Office is located at 56 Duke Street, Downtown Kingston.


Step 5: Collect Police Record/Certificate


Completed police records must be collected at:

Police Officers Club, 34 Hope Road, Kingston 6 between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays.


For further information, please call 876-922-3221, Ext. 52157.


Important Information:


Please be advised that appointments for Express Services are scheduled for the earliest possible date available. 


• Passport-sized photos submitted SHOULD NOT be certified or embossed.

• A passport is the only valid identification needed for overseas purposes requiring a Police Record/Certificate. 

• Expungement and transmission fingerprints are walk-in services and do not require an appointment. 


The online appointment is currently not offered for sub-sites in St. Mary, St. James, and Clarendon. 


If you are in any of the parishes mentioned above, you may apply for your Police Record/Certificate manually by completing the following steps:


  1. Visit the nearest Tax Office and make payment for the required service.
  2. Send a photograph of the receipt via WhatsApp.

       WhatsApp contact:

       Clarendon (876) 224-1014

       St. Mary (876) 833-5904

       St. James (876) 224-1012


  1. A response will be provided via WhatsApp about the date of your appointment.
  2. On your appointment date, visit the office of the respective sub-site with the relevant documents and complete the application form. 


The documents required on the day of your appointment are as follows:

One of the following valid government-issued identification (local applicants): 

         o Driver’s License

         o Elector Identification card

         o Passport

One (1) passport-sized photograph 

Receipt obtained from TAJ


For further queries, please contact 876-922-3221, Ext. 52157 or email