Embassy of the Russian Federation in New Zealand
Tel.: (04) 476 6113; Consular section: (04) 476 6742, (04) 476 9548 (Visa section, from 10:00 - 12:00)
Fax: (04) 476 3843
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Police clearance certificate

It usually takes up to 3-5 weeks to obtain Police clearance certificate (Certificate of no criminal record). The Certificate is issued in English by the Consulate after getting Information from Ministry of Internal Affairs and does not require apostille. The certificate is free of charge.

   To obtain a Police clearance certificate you should submit to the Consular section of the Embassy the following documents (if you visit in person): 

      -  Application for obtaining Police clearance certificate;

      -  Current passport;

      -  Copy of Russian visa (and/or copy of a document with address in Russia – migration card);

      -  Self-addressed return envelope (if you’d like to receive it by post). 

   If someone  apply by post the following documents are required: 

     -   Application, signature on the application must be witnessed either by a Notary Public or by a Justice of the Peace; 

      -  Certified copy of your passport page with your photo and personal details (must be certified either by a Notary Public or by a Justice of the Peace);

     -  Copy of Russian visa (and/or copy of a document with address in Russia – migration card);

      -  Self-addressed envelope (if you’d like to receive it by post).