Persons who require a Police Record should visit any of the Inland Revenue Department Offices (Tax Office) and pay for the record. The receipt must be in the name of the applicant.

The fees are:

  • JMD $3,000 – Regular Service (21 working days)
  • JMD $6,000 – Express Service (5 working days)
  • JMD $8,000 – Next Day Service (Temporarily Suspended)

The receipt and the following documents must then be taken to the Technical Services Division (Criminal Records Office), 56 Duke Street, Kingston.

  • Tax Payer Registration Number (TRN)
  • Two passport-sized photographs (should NOT be certified or embossed)
  • One of the following pieces of VALID identification – passport, national identification card or driver’s license
  • If the police record is for overseas/travelling purposes, a VALID passport must be presented

Applications may also be made at the following locations:

56 Duke Street Kingston Mall (Kingston): 876-224-1011/876-922-0125

Summit Police Station (St. James): 876-224-1012

Area 2 Police Headquarters Pompano Bay (St. Mary): 876-975-5066

May Pen (Clarendon): 876-224-1014

Opening Hours

Mondays-Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A letter of authorization must be provided if the police record is to be collected by someone other than the applicant. The bearer must have valid identification.

FOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS: 876-348-4098

Persons living overseas must submit:

  • Fingerprints (signed and stamped by the police or reputable agency in your country of residence. The name of the person taking the fingerprints must be clearly stated on the document
  • Two passport-sized photographs (May be signed but NOT embossed)
  • Bio-data page of passport (must be certified)
  • If sent by FedEx or DHL, a return label must be sent if the document is to be sent back to the receiving destination via the same method
  • Bank draft/money order made payable to the Commissioner of Police

The fees are:

  • JMD $3,000 – Regular Service (21 working days)
  • JMD $6,000 – Express Service (5 working days)
  • JMD $8,000 – Next Day Service (Temporarily Suspended)

Payment options

Fees may be paid in USD, CAD, Pound and any note tenable in Jamaica via money order made payable to the Commissioner of Police as well as a third party locally, who will make the payment at the tax office.

How to send fingerprints from abroad

Fingerprints can be sent via courier service, regular mail or a third party.

If the applicant does not have a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), payment must be made at the: Jamaica Constabulary Force Finance Branch, Ground Floor, N.C.B North Tower, 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5. The receipt and documents must then be taken to the Technical Services Division (Criminal Records Office), 56 Duke Street, Kingston.

If the applicant has a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), payment must be made at any Inland Revenue Department (Tax Office) islandwide, and the receipt and documents taken to the Technical Services Division (Criminal Records Office), 56 Duke Street, Kingston.

A letter of authorization must be provided if the police record is to be collected by someone other than the applicant. The bearer must have valid identification.

NB: For Police certificates to be used abroad, the passport is the only accepted form of identification.