Police certificates are issued by the local police authorities.
Individuals residing in Romania may apply for a police certificate in person in Bucharest at the Police General Inspectorate (Inspectoratul General al Politiei), or at their local police station. Local police stations only issue police certificates for individuals born or residing in their jurisdiction. The processing time for an application is ten to thirty days. Police certificates may be requested in person or by another person with power of attorney from the applicant.
Romanian citizens residing abroad and aliens who lived in Romania for more than a year may apply for a police certificate in one of two ways. They may apply at the Romanian Embassy in the country of their residence by filling out an application form, submitting a copy of the applicant's passport, and paying a 30 USD consular fee. The processing time for this is 30 days. Alternatively, they may sign a power of attorney at the Romanian Embassy for another person to apply in person on their behalf at the Inspectoratul General al Politiei in Bucharest. If notarized by a notary public in a member country of the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents ( http://www.scsos.com/hagueconv.htm ) , the power of attorney must bear the Hague Convention Apostille.
The Inspectoratul General al Politiei also offers an express service for obtaining police certificates. For a nominal fee (5 Lei and the purchase of a fiscal stamp, 1 Leu) an applicant in Bucharest can receive the police certificate in three to five working days.
For detailed information regarding the application and required documents, please visit the Police website at: