Apostille Hong Kong Police Certificates

Certify Hong Kong Police Checks (Certificates of No Criminal Conviction) for use abroad

Apostille Hong Kong Certificates of No Criminal Conviction

Isarey provides specialist Apostille and attestation services in Hong Kong. We arrange Apostille certification and embassy certification for Hong Kong Certificates of No Criminal Conviction for use in Europe and abroad.

Hong Kong Apostilles on criminal record certificates take just a few days to process.

Hong Kong Certificates of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) are legalized for official use abroad by obtaining an Apostille stamp from the High Court.

Authorities of countries that have signed the Hague Apostille Convention will recognise the Apostille directly as confirmation of authenticity. Apostille countries include: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

Otherwise, confirmation is required from the destination country's consulate in Hong Kong. Non-Apostille countries include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Isarey will take care of the entire process for you. We offer individual assistance certifying your documents and a dedicated project manager to ensure that each process is carried out efficiently and securely.

We'll arrange an insured courier to collect your original certificate and then obtain all necessary apostilles, legalizations and certifications. We also provide notarized and certified translations into Spanish, French, Portuguese and other languages, so that your certificate is properly legalized and ready to submit in the country where you need to present it.

We arrange secure delivery by courier worldwide.

How to obtain your Hong Kong Certificate of No Criminal Conviction

Hong Kong police records (Certificate of No Criminal Conviction) can be obtained from the Hong Kong Police Force when required for presentation abroad. Anybody can ask for a certificate (including, non-residents); however, they are only issued for certain immigration procedures and types of visa. Applications may be submitted in person, by post or by any representative in Hong Kong. Processing takes around 4 weeks.

Applicants are required to submit a full set of fingerprints for each application. These can normally be taken by your local police force.

IMPORTANT: Applications must include a letter from a foreign consulate or immigration authority specifying the requirement to present a criminal record certificate.
When issued, the certificate will be sent directly to the address of the authority, as stated on the letter. It cannot be sent to the applicant directly.

To obtain an apostille stamp, make arrangements with the consulate to collect the certificate, once it has been received from the Hong Kong police force, so that it can be sent to Hong Kong for authentication.

For further information on how to apply, see:

If you are not eligible to receive a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction because the Hong Long police do not issue certificates for your purpose, you may be able to obtain a certificate of statutory declaration instead, but check with the authority you are submitting to that they will accept this as proof of clean criminal record.
See: Hong Kong certificate of statutory declaration Home Affairs DepartmentExternal link (opens in new tab)

    Most authorities requiring criminal record certificates ask for a recent certificate (usually issued within the last three months)

    Certified translations of Hong Kong Certificates of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC)

    When presenting a criminal record certificate in a country which does not have English as an official language, then a certified translation may be required. The certified translation must meet the requirements of the destination country, so that a translation done locally in Hong Kong may not be valid and may require additional authentication via legalization.

    Isarey works with local notaries and sworn translators in a wide range of destination countries. We'll take care of the entire legalization and translation process, so that your certificates are correctly translated and ready to submit:

    • GERMANY: translations into German must be certified by an officially authorized and appointed sworn translator.
    • SPAIN: translator must be authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign AffairsExternal link (opens in new tab) ("Traducción Jurada")
    • FRANCE: translations into French must be certified by a translator accredited by a French court of appeal (Cour d'appel)
    • ITALY: translations must be authenticated by a Court Clerk or by a Notary Public in Italy
    • PORTUGAL: translations into Portuguese can be certified in Portugal by a local notary

    For further information about our Hong Kong Apostille service and to legalize criminal record checks issued in Hong Kong for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or send us an email. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

    Get a Quotation for your Documents

    We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

    To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

    If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

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