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Introduction

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

The issuance of Certificates of No Criminal Conviction is a charged service provided by the Hong Kong Police Force which is solely in connection with a person's application for a visa to visit or reside in another country, or for adoption of children. Applications for the Certificate for any other purposes will not be accepted.

Eligibility

All applicants should attend in person the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office, which is located at: 14/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Operating hours for receiving applications with payment are:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:15 pm

Payment at Police Shroff closes between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm and at 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday/Public Holiday: Closed

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Instructions

Note: Applicants for Certificates of No Criminal Conviction should familiarize themselves with the “Notes to Applicants” which contain the terms and conditions for the issue of Certificates of No Criminal Conviction.

Applicants may elect to make an advance appointment through the Automatic Telephone Appointment Booking System at 2396 5351, no less than one day in advance of the intended appointment.


Local Requests
  • You should apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) in person. You will be required to provide required identification documents.
  • Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application. Application forms and instructions can be downloaded from www.info.gov.hk/police/hkp-home/english/forms/cncc/cncc-notes.htm and should be submitted to Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
Non-Resident Requests
  • Visit the Hong Kong Police Force website to find out how to apply. You must provide a letter with a clear return address from the CIC office in Canada or overseas visa office that is requesting the police certificate.

Required Information

  • Applicant’s full name
  • H.K.ID Card No
  • Address
  • Tel
  • Date
  • Applicant’s Signature

Procedure

Local Requests
  • Apply in person for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC).
  • Submit required identification documents.
  • Pay required fees.
  • Provide the fingerprints while submitting the application forms.
  • Submit the completed application forms at:
Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
14/F, Arsenal House
Police Headquarters
1 Arsenal Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Non-Resident Requests
  • Submit a letter requesting the police certificate with a clear return address from the CIC office in Canada or overseas visa office.

Consent for Fingerprint Taking and Authorization to disclose Criminal Records and Issuance of Certificate

  • All applicants must consent to have their fingerprints taken. They will be required to sign an authorization to the effect that their fingerprints can be retained by the Hong Kong Police Force and that details of any criminal conviction recorded against him or her in Hong Kong, can be disclosed to the appropriate Consulate / Immigration Authority / Government Authority without prior reference to him or her.
  • If no criminal conviction data against the applicant in Hong Kong is located, we shall issue the Certificate and send it directly by registered mail to the relevant Consulate / Immigration Authority / Government Authority within four calendar weeks.
  • If criminal conviction data is found, both the relevant Consulate / Immigration Authority / Government Authority and the applicant will be replied with a letter advising that the Certificate could not be issued and listing out the conviction data by registered post within the prescribed period.
  • If the applicant is under investigation by the Hong Kong Police Force, or is currently a defendant in criminal proceedings in Hong Kong, or is subject of non-payment of fine including traffic offences, his/her application will not be further processed until the matter concerned has been concluded. We shall issue a letter to the applicant informing that his/her application is pending conclusion of the matter. Once there are no outstanding matters, a Certificate or letter will be issued, in accordance with Paragraphs 6 & 7 above.

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Required Documents

  • Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
  • The PCC request letter.
  • The original and a photocopy of the documents proving your relationship with the Principal Applicant.

Fees

  • The processing fees is 180$HK (Fees are subject to change)

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

The relevant application form (online form), standard personal data form (online form) and fingerprint consent form can be downloaded here:

Sample Documents

How to Seek Consular Protection or Help Overseas

Processing Time

4 Weeks

Office Locations & Contacts

Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
14/F, Arsenal House
Police Headquarters
1 Arsenal Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2860 6557
Fax: (852) 2200 4321v
E-mail eo-cncc-ib@police.gov.hk
Website: http://www.info.gov.hk/police/hkp-home/english/forms/cncc/cncc-notes.htm

Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office

Hong Kong Police Force Contacts

Diplomatic Missions Overseas

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Information which might help

If you live in Hong Kong

You should apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) in person. You will be required to provide:

  • your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
  • the original letter from the Canadian Consulate General requesting the certificate;
  • the original and a photocopy of the documents proving your relationship with the Principal Applicant for the visa application if the letter from the Canadian Consulate General does not contain your name (for dependents of the Principal Applicant only); and
  • the processing fees of 180$HK (Fees are subject to change)

Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application. Application forms and instructions can be downloaded from www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/08_forms/ and should be submitted to:

Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
14/F, Arsenal House
Police Headquarters
1 Arsenal Street
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2860 6557
Fax: (852) 2200 4321
E-mail enquiries: eo-cncc-ib@police.gov.hk
Website: www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/

If you live outside of Hong Kong

Visit the Hong Kong Police Force website to find out how to apply. You must provide a letter with a clear return address from the CIC office in Canada or overseas visa office that is requesting the police certificate.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.

External Links

Hong Kong Police Force

The Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong S.A.R

Government

Government Agencies

Others

The personal data provided by the applicants will only be used for the purpose of processing their applications. Every applicant has the right to request for access and correction of his or her personal data, by sending a written request to the Chief Inspector (Support) Identification Bureau at 10/F, Arsenal House West Wing, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong. In order to recover the administrative cost of acceding to such request, the applicant may be charged for any copy of the data requested, and in most cases, the prevailing government rate for photocopies will apply. All fingerprints and other personal data collected shall be destroyed within a reasonable period of time upon conclusion of the application process.

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