I am assuming that BobcatNYC is from NYC. Years ago, I needed just
such a letter for a Mexican visa. I had to take a trip down to 1
Police Plaza in Manhattan (NYPD Headquarters), fill out a form and be
fingerprinted. After processing the fingerprints and running your
name through a computer search, they will send you the letter
certifying that you have a clean record.
This is from the NYPD website:
PUBLIC INQUIRY & REQUEST SECTION
1 Police Plaza - Room 152-A
New York, N.Y. 10038-1497
Monday through Friday; 9 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Ms. Teresa Simms, Administrator in Charge
The Mission of the Public Inquiry & Request Section is to process
applicants for Good Conduct Certificates, which are criminal history
searches within the environs of New York City, indicating whether or
not the applicant has a criminal history. Good conduct certificates
are only issued under specific guidelines (see additional
requirements). The Section also takes Non-Criminal Fingerprints which
may be required to get certain permits or licenses.
GOOD CONDUCT CERTIFICATES
New York City Residents
An applicant for a Good Conduct Certificate, who is a New York City
Resident, must apply in person between the hours of 9 A.M and 3:00
P.M., Monday through Friday (Holidays excluded), at the Public Inquiry
& Request Section, located at Police Headquarters. The applicant will
be fingerprinted and is required to submit a thirty-dollar ($30.00)
money order or certified check payable to the New York City Police
Department. Processing takes approximately ten working days.
Non - NYC Resident (Formerly resided within the five Boroughs)
An applicant for a Good Conduct Certificate who resides outside New
York City, who was formerly a New York City resident, must send or
deliver to the Public Inquiry & Request Section:
An Official Fingerprint chart bearing the applicant's fingerprints
from the location where the applicant resides. The chart must
The signature of the official who fingerprinted the applicant.
The date the applicant was fingerprinted.
All Personal Data must be filled in.
Applicants must also enclose a a thirty dollar ($30.00) money order or
certified check, in United States currency and drawn on a United
States Bank, payable to the New York City Police Department.
A United States Citizen is required to bring one of the following as
proof of citizenship: Birth Certificate, Voter's Registration Card and
a Valid Driver's License or DMV issued Identification Card or Valid
A Non-US Citizen is required is required to bring the following when
making an application: Valid Passport or Alien Registration Card or
letter from the Department of Immigration & Naturalization indicating
the applicant's name, address and current status in this country, or a
letter from a Consulate which contains the applicant's physical
description and date of birth.