When applying for a Police Clearance Certificate online, you must submit a digital copy of your passport information page which clearly shows your photograph, personal information, expiry date, nationality, machine readable zone, extension pages and signature (if applicable).
If the Police Clearance Certificate will be used to apply for a United States of America Visa Waiver and the applicant is 13 years or older, the passport must be valid for at least seven (7) months. If the Police Clearance Certificate will be used to apply for a United States of America Visa and the applicant is 16 years or older, the passport must be valid for at least six (6) months.
You may also need to submit other document in digital format, depending on the details of your application and who will collect your Police Clearance Certificate. Please see more information below.
All digital documents must be PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF or PNG and no more than 2MB in size. If we cannot read your documents due to low image quality then your application may be delayed.
If you are Caymanian and you do not have a passport, you can apply for a Police Clearance Certificate in person at the Criminal Records Office using your birth certificate (original or notarised copy). You can also apply for a Police Clearance Certificate for your Caymanian child using his or her birth certificate. At collection, photo identification must be produced by the applicant or a parent listed on the birth certificate. Click here for information on applying for a Police Clearance Certificate in person.
Cayman Islands passport holders
If you have a Cayman Islands passport you only need to submit a digital copy of your passport information page.
If you will not be using the Police Clearance Certificate to apply for a visa or waiver to travel to the United States of America, expired Cayman Islands passports within three (3) months of the expiration date are acceptable.
All other passport holders
If you do not have a Cayman Islands passport, you must submit a digital copy of your passport information page as well as a digital copy of the stamp in your passport showing proof of current residency or Caymanian status. Your passport must not be expired.
Foreign nationals must be living within the Cayman Islands for at least six (6) months or on a work permit for at least three (3) months in order to be eligible to apply as a resident. If you have left the jurisdiction, your length of stay in the Cayman Islands will be reflected on your Police Clearance Certificate.
You must list all of your previous legal names as well as aliases and nicknames on your application. If your name has changed by deed poll or marriage, you must submit relevant documentation.
If you are applying for a Police Clearance Certificate due to a medical emergency, you must submit a medical referral letter.
For out of hours medical emergency records, please call the George Town Police Station at +1 345 949 4222.
Applicants under 17 years old
A parent or legal guardian must submit the online application on behalf of persons under 17 years old. You will also need to submit a copy of your childs birth certificate or proof of guardianship of your legal ward. When you collect the Police Clearance Certificate in person, you must bring your child or legal wards passport and original or notarised copies of all documents submitted as part of this application for verification.
Generally, only applicants aged 13 and older are required to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate. Under some special circumstances, including medical emergency, a Police Clearance Certificate is required by authorities in the United States of America.
Third party applications
We can only supply personal information to the individual to whom it relates. If you are making an application on behalf of someone else who is not your child or legal ward (known as a 'third party application'), you will need to provide a signed letter of authorisation from the individual whose personal information is being requested or another document proving you have legal authority to apply on his or her behalf, e.g. Power of Attorney. Signed letters of authorisation must be notarised and supporting documents must also be originals or notarised copies.
If you are overseas, you cannot apply for a Police Clearance Certificate to be delivered to you via post. In order to mail your Police Clearance Certificate, we must receive notarised copies of your application and all supporting documents. Click here for information on applying for a Police Clearance Certificate from overseas.