The Philippine Government does not ask for a Police clearance certificate as a precondition to enter or stay long term in the Philippines .Contrary to popular belief you don’t normally need a Police certificate to marry a Philippine National either, however, I am old school and I stand by the motto,it’s best to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it, because although a background check is carried out on your arrival in any Country you visit,once you present your passport, you will still need this certificate on some occasions , if you say wish to work with children e.t.c  to prove that you are of good character. All the places listed below require a Police background check if you wish to visit or reside in those Countries, short or long term.

ACRO issues Police Certificates to people who want to emigrate to, or obtain a visa for, a number of countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States of America.

The certificate details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the United Kingdom and is required as part of the visa process by the respective high commission or embassy.

Please note that the certificate may also include foreign criminal history information where it has been disclosed to the UK.

Certificates are prepared in accordance with ACPO guidelines (please note that these guidelines do not apply to Scottish convictions).

The Police Certificate is not intended for use to gain employment within the UK or to emigrate to the UK.

Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for further information on Police Certificates. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact ACRO Customer Services.

ACRO Criminal Records Website Link below.

Police Certificates – ACRO Criminal Records Office


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