How to obtain a police certificate - Montenegro (former Yugoslavia)

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? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Certificate from the Ministry of Justice (Uverenje)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Montenegro:

If you live in Montenegro:

You should apply in person at the Ministry of Justice at: Vuka Karadžica 3, 81000 Podgorica. You can contact the Ministry of Justice by email at rke@mpa.gov.me.

If you live outside of Montenegro:

You can apply at your nearest Embassy of Montenegro or you can nominate a friend or relative to apply on your behalf in Montenegro, through a notarized statement.

If you are not a citizen of Montenegro:

If you live in Montenegro:

You should apply in person at the Ministry of Justice at: Vuka Karadžica 3, 81000 Podgorica.

If you live outside of Montenegro:

You should apply through your national Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will then contact the Embassy of Montenegro responsible for your country.

Information and documents you need:

Special notes and considerations

This certificate should not be confused with the Sudsko uverenje, which is issued by local courts and only covers the last six months.

More information is available on the website of the Ministry of Justice

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

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