Russian police clearance certificates (police record, criminal record, certificate of good conduct, criminal check, PCC) are issued by Ministry of Interior of Russia (Ministry of Internal Affairs) and its regional departments in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Voronezh, Volgograd, Kursk, Belgorod, Tula, Pskov, Orel, Krasnodar, Stavropol, Vladikavkaz, Yakutsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Blagoveshensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Tumen, Omsk, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Tver, Ulianovsk, Syktyvkar, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Saratov, Smolensk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Briansk, Vladimir, Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk, Elista, Vologda, Velikiy-Novgorod, Kyzyl, Ulan-Ude, Magadan, Anadyr. Police clearance certificates (police record, criminal record, certificate of good conduct, criminal check, PCC) from Russian interior authorities are obligatory for residents and non-residents of Russia (the Russian Federation) for immigration, citizenship and visa procedures and other situations where criminal background of an applicant matters.
Criminal records (police record, police clearance certificate, certificate of good conduct, criminal check, PCC) in Russia have the same design and form both for using them inside and outside of Russia. When processing an applicant’s request officials of police authorities of Russia use the same police database covering all the territory of the Russian Federation (Russia). The normal term of validity of such documents is 3 months, but it can be changed by some exact authority or office abroad where it’ll be submitted then. Depending on the state of destination the ready police clearance certificate from Russia can be additionally translated, apostilled/legalized and notarized.