How can I get a police clearance letter for foreign travel / adoption purposes?

Los Angeles Police Department: Records & Identification Division issues clearance letters to assist current residents of the City of Los Angeles with foreign travel or adoption requirements.

Requests for clearance letters must be mailed to:

R&I Division – CSRRU
Police Administration Building
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90012

To obtain a “letter of good conduct,” you must mail in the following:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (COPY of U.S. passport or birth certificate, if born in the United States) or U.S. Residency Card (green card);
  • Written Request with your full name, signature, & telephone number;
  • Current California Driver’s License or Current California ID card indicating an address in the City of Los Angeles. (A recent utility bill with your name and current City of Los Angeles address may be used if the address on the California Driver’s License or California Identification Card is outside the City of Los Angeles.; and,
  • Check, money order or cashier’s check payable to LAPD for $17.00.

Please contact the R&I Division – CSRRU at (213) 486-8320 if you have any questions regarding these procedures.

(Last Updated: 08/18/2023)