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Montenegro - Obtain Police Clearance Certificate (Certificate of No Conviction, Uverenje o nekaznjavanju)

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Procedure[edit]

Applying process in Montenegro for citizen and non-citizen.

a. Apply In-Person
  1. PCC can be applied in-person at the “Ministry of Justice”.
  2. Contact link : link
  3. Address :
    Ministry of Justice,
    Vuka Karadzica 3, 81000 Podgorica.
  4. Application forms can be obtained from the respective office on your visit.
  5. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  6. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents.
  7. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  8. This application will be processed by respective department.
  9. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person or will be delivered through mail upon notification or issued as per norms.


Applying process – overseas for citizen

a. Apply through representative
  1. Applicant shall apply through a representative who lives in Montenegro to apply on their behalf at the Ministry of Justice.
  2. The mandated person should be entrusted with the written authorization.
  3. Address :
    Ministry of Justice,
    Vuka Karadzica 3, 81000 Podgorica.
  4. Application forms can be obtained from the respective office on visit.
  5. Go to the respective office. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  6. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. #Representative should pay for any charges, if required as advised.
  7. This application will be processed by respective department.
  8. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in-person upon notification or issued as per norms.
Note: Representative should carry the following while applying.
  • Written authorization.
  • ID card or passport.


Applying process – overseas for citizen and non citizen

A. Apply through embassy or consulate in-person
  1. Applicant can apply at their nearest embassy or consulate in-person. Link to locate the embassy or consulate: link
  2. Application form can be obtained from the embassy. Call the office and fix appointment for personal visit. Also find out the details for this procedure.
  3. On the scheduled date, go to the office with all the document in original and in copy. Please follow as per officer guidelines to process your application.
  4. This application will be processed by the respective department. The completed certificates are forwarded to the concern.
  5. Applicant shall collect the certificate with the respective office upon notification or can get it delivered as per norms applicable.
Note : Non citizen should apply through their national Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will then contact the respective Embassy of Montenegro responsible for your country.



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Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • National Identity card (licna karta).


Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Montenegro.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Montenegro, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).


In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Justice,
Vuka Karadzica 3, 81000 Podgorica.

Contact details: link


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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.



Fees[edit]

Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.


Validity[edit]

Validity norms vary from country to country.


Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • One week.
  • Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.


Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Instructions[edit]

Local Requests

  • You should apply for a Certificate of No Conviction (Uverenje o nekaznjavanju) at your local police station (Uprava policije, Centar bezbjednosti) where you live.
  • You will need to provide your identification card (licna karta) and pay applicable fees.

Non-Resident Requests

  • You can give a notarized statement, translated into the Serbian language and verified by the embassy of Montenegro, to a relative or a friend who can obtain the certificate for you. This notarized statement should be submitted to the police station where you last resided in Montenegro, along with a certified copy of your identification card and applicable fees.
  • Foreigners who lived in Montenegro (excluding former Yugoslav nationals) may obtain a police certificate from the Inspector for Foreigners of the local Police Station where they last resided in Montenegro. Or, you may apply for the police certificate at the Embassy of Montenegro closest to where you currently reside.



Required Information[edit]

  • Full name, including maiden name and any other names used if applicable
  • Date and place of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Present address(es) and period(s) of residence in Montenegro
  • A certified photocopy of birth certificate.



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Need for the Document[edit]

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.

Police certificate is also known as good citizen certificate, good conduct certificate, police clearance certificate, or judicial record extracts. Applicants may have to submit fingerprints and certain personal information to request a criminal record check, and the police or government agency may charge a fee. If no record found, the police certificate will indicate such.


Information which might help[edit]

Each individual has the right to contact any police station or the judiciary for the purpose of ordering a certificate regarding his or her criminal record, which will be sent according to the law, directly to foreign missions, to missions abroad or to international adoption agencies, depending on the available data.

It is the applicants responsibility to contact the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary police certificates or clearances. Each countrys procedures are different. Applicants may have to apply to more than one level of government or more than one agency - municipal, provincial, state, federal and the police, courts or similar governmental agencies for the police certificate. If a police certificate cannot be obtained from any of the countries on the list, provide a written explanation why and an original letter from the police authority confirming that it will not issue a certificate.

In most cases, you must contact the police or government to ask for a certificate. You may have to:

  • provide information or documents, such as photographs, fingerprints, or your addresses and dates that you lived in the country or territory, and
  • pay a fee.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

In many immigration cases you may be requested by relevant Government to present Police Clearance Certificate from another country where you have resided for some time. If you are going through immigration process, you will definitely be asked for such a certificate.


External Links[edit]

Official website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Ministry of Interior Affairs (Montenegro)



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Others[edit]

Police clearance certificate is an official document issued by the police in a country, certifying the criminal record or otherwise of the applicant. Ideally, every adult who has been a resident in any country for six months and over requires a police clearance certificate from that country when applying for visa or immigration services.