How to Get a Police Certificate – Serbia (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 of No Conviction (Uverenje o nekaznjavanju)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Serbia:

If you live in Serbia:

You should apply at your local municipal police station of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministarstvo Unutrasnjih Poslova, Policijska Uprava).

If you live outside of Serbia:

You can apply at your nearest Serbian embassy or consulate. An authorized representative can also apply on your behalf at the police station where you last resided in Serbia.

If you are not a citizen of Serbia:

If you live in Serbia:

You should apply at your local municipal police station of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministarstvo Unutrasnjih Poslova, Policijska Uprava).

If you live outside of Serbia:

You should contact your national Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will contact the Embassy of Serbia through diplomatic channels.

Information and documents you need:

  • Applicable fees
  • Completed application form (available at local police stations)
  • National Identity (licna karta)

Special notes and considerations

Certificates issued by the court are not accepted.

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

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