How to get a police certificate – Hong Kong SAR

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a police certificate with my application for permanent residence? No. We’ll send you a letter requesting a police certificate after you send us your application for permanent residence. You must bring that letter when you apply for a police certificate. The Hong Kong Police Force will send your police certificate directly to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada address shown on the original letter from the Canadian Consulate General requesting a police certificate from you. You don’t need to send it separately.

Name of document to get:

  • Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC)

If you are a citizen of China

If you live in Hong Kong SAR

You should apply in person at the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Hong Kong SAR

You should apply in writing to The Commissioner of Police at the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must provide everything listed in information and documents you need and your fingerprints taken and certified by a recognized police or law enforcement agency where you live.

If you're not a citizen of China

If you live in Hong Kong SAR

You should apply in person at the Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Hong Kong SAR

You need to apply in writing to The Commissioner of Police (see Special notes and considerations for complete address). You must provide everything listed in information and documents you need and your fingerprints taken and certified by a recognized police or law enforcement agency where you live.

Information and documents you need

  • Completed application form
  • Your Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
  • The original letter from the Canadian Consulate General requesting a police 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)
  • Fingerprints will be taken at the time of application
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

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: Hong Kong Police Force

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