A police clearance certificate is issued to Muscovites by the Zonal Information Center. It is required in many cases, but it takes a long time, you need to be ready to wait.
Where is a police clearance certificate issued and what is it for?
In order for a Muscovite to receive a police clearance certificate, he will have to visit the ZITs of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate of Moscow. The building is located near the Mendeleevskaya metro station, along Novoslobodskaya street, 57/65. On weekdays, the organization works from 9 to 19 hours, a break from 13 to 14. On Saturday, a short day, from 9 to 14 hours. When ordering a certificate, a passport is presented, the service itself is free. The queue is always decent, about 20 people, an employee deals with each client for at least 5 minutes. The citizen's data will be checked for about a month, but they will be asked to call after three weeks, the certificate may already be ready.
A certificate of no criminal record is a very important document; it may be required in different cases, depending on life situations. Basically, it is needed when applying for a job, both in public and private institutions, in schools and other organizations related to the educational process, if necessary, to adopt a child or establish guardianship over him.
In a situation where it is necessary to obtain a residence permit or obtain citizenship of another country, a police clearance certificate is required. Some banks do not issue loans without it, and military registration and enlistment offices do not arrange to serve under a contract. Obtaining a visa to travel to another state and live on its territory will not work without this document.
How can I get a police clearance certificate?
An application for obtaining a police clearance certificate is submitted in person, on a first come, first served basis, sometimes it takes several hours, or you can send an application for a certificate by mail. A photocopy of the passport must be attached to it. If a citizen is outside the Russian Federation, he can contact an intermediary by issuing a power of attorney for him, certified in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
If such a document is needed by a minor citizen, then he writes a personal application for receipt on his own, but in this case, an application from parents or legal representatives is also required. Adults are also required to provide proof of relationship or guardianship.
You can get a police clearance certificate faster. The waiting period can be shortened to 1-2 weeks for a fee of 5,000 rubles. If the document is needed even faster, within the next week, it will cost 8,000 rubles. If an apostille is required, it will be made for an additional fee of 3,000 rubles.
If a citizen is unable to pick up a ready-made certificate on his own, it will be delivered to him by courier service, in the metro area or within walking distance from it, the cost of delivery of the certificate will be 500 rubles, if you still need to go from the metro by public transport, it will cost 800 rubles.