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Cook Islands - Police Clearance Certificate (Police Consent to Disclosure of Information)

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Cook Islands for citizen and non citizens.

a. Apply In-Person
  1. Police Clearance Certificate can be applied at National Police Headquarters.
  2. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  3. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges, if required as advised.
  4. This application will be processed by respective department.
  5. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person or will be delivered through mail upon notification or issued as per norms.
  6. Address:
Cook Islands Police,
National Headquarters,
P.O. Box 101,
Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Telephone: (682) 22499
Fax: (682) 21499


Applying process – overseas for citizens and non citizens.

a. Apply through mail(post)
  1. Applicant has to apply with the “National Police Headquarters” to obtain the PCC through mail(post).
  2. Please attach the completed application, required document and fee paid details.
  3. Mail(post) these set of documents to the adress provided below:
Cook Islands Police,
National Headquarters,
P.O. Box 101,
Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Telephone: (682) 22499 | Fax: (682) 21499
  • This application received will be processed by respective department. The certificate will be delivered to the applicant as per norms.


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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Citizen proof/Document of National Identity (DNI)


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Cook Islands.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Cook Islands, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Cook Islands Police,
National Headquarters,
P.O. Box 101,
Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Telephone: (682) 22499 | Fax: (682) 21499



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.


Fees[edit]

  • $NZ30.00.
  • Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.


Validity[edit]

Validity norms vary from country to country.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


Related Videos[edit]


Cook Island - Police clearance Certificate (Police Consent to Disclosure of Information, PCC)


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Instructions[edit]

Police certificates are available at local police stations.

In most cases, it is your responsibility to contact the police or relevant authorities and request the certificate. When doing so, you may have to provide information or documentation such as photographs, fingerprints or your addresses and periods of residence in the country or territory.



Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Full names of parents
  • Date and place of birth
  • Passport or identification number, aliases, etc
  • Original identification document or passport



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Need for the Document[edit]

In Cook Islands, Police Consent to Disclosure of Information (police clearance certificate) is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.



Information which might help[edit]

Our overseas offices are the diplomatic representatives of the Cook Islands in foreign countries. Their role includes:

  • Assisting Cook Islanders overseas
  • A formal channel of communication between the Cook Islands and other countries



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

You have to provide police certificates when you submit your application for permanent residence. Visa offices may also request certificates from students and temporary foreign workers.


External Links[edit]

http://www.cook-islands.gov.ck

http://www.mfai.gov.ck/index.php/immigration/health-a-character-requirements.html

http://www.intaff.gov.ck

http://www.justice.gov.ck/

http://www.police.gov.ck/



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Others[edit]

In general, everyone who is 18 years of age or over may need to obtain a police clearance certificate. You must obtain a police clearance certificate from each country or territory where you have lived for six consecutive months or longer since reaching the age of 18.

If the original Police clearance certificate is neither in English or any other language, submit both the certificate and the original copy of a translation prepared by an accredited translator with your application.