How to Get a Police Certificate – Hong Kong SAR

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? No. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will send you a letter requesting a police certificate after you send your Application for Permanent Residence. You must bring that letter when you apply for a Police Certificate.

Name of document(s) to get: Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of China:

If you live in Hong Kong SAR:

You  need to 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 (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 are not a citizen of China:

If you live in Hong Kong SAR:

You need to 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

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes, but only after you submit your application. When you apply for permanent residence, you will be asked to upload a police certificate. Instead, you must upload a document that states: “I am applying from a country that requires an official request letter from CIC to get a police certificate.”

CIC will then review your application. If it is otherwise complete, we will send you more information on how to get a police certificate. Please read the instructions above for more information.

Note: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

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

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

Your police certificate will be released directly to the Canadian visa office that you applied to.

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