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How to Obtain a Criminal Record Certificate in Ecuador

Published on May 20, 2024

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Obtaining a person’s criminal record, also known as a Police Record, in Ecuador is a straightforward process that can only be done digitally. The Criminal Record Certificate is always available online and is issued by the Ministry of the Interior.

Avoiding Scams

It is important to note that no government agency issues this document physically, and the process is entirely free. Beware of scams involving anonymous offers to obtain the certificate for a fee. These are fraudulent, as the official process is both free and simple to complete.

Steps to Obtain the Certificate

To access the digital Criminal Record Consultation service, follow these steps:

  1. Access the Service: Click here to enter the service.
  2. Accept Terms and Conditions: You must first accept the terms and conditions of use.
  3. Provide Necessary Information: Have the ID number of the citizen whose criminal background you wish to check.
  4. State the Reason: The system will prompt you to enter the reason for your query. This text must be at least 10 characters long.

Using the Certificate

The Criminal Record Certificate is an electronically signed document, making it valid for any official procedure that requires it. The certificate is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. The validity date is printed at the bottom left of the document.

Permanent Access

The Ministry of the Interior ensures that the digital Criminal Record Consultation service is available at all times, allowing citizens to verify the criminal records maintained by the National Police for any individual.

By following these steps, you can easily obtain a Criminal Record Certificate in Ecuador, ensuring that you have access to the necessary information for various legal and administrative purposes.


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