A certificate of no criminal conviction (CNCC) can be issued by the Hong Kong Police with a referral letter from a consulate in Hong Kong. It is the equivalent of a police clearance.
How to apply for a referral letter issued by the Australian Consulate-General:
Step 1 - Make an appointment for “Certificate of No Criminal Conviction”. This services is available by Appointment only. Please select Certificate of no criminal conviction on the booking page. If you select the wrong service, we may not be able to help at your appointment time. More information, including booking policy, is available here.
Step 2 - Visit the Australian Consulate General at your appointment time
Things to bring:
- Passport/Hong Kong HKID card.
- CNCC application form – which must include the purpose of your application Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) application form (PDF)
- A credit card or an EPS card to pay the fee. Please see Fees for details.
Step 3 - The referral letter issued by the Australian Consulate-General will be mailed out to you up to 5 days after your application is submitted.
Step 4 - After you have received the referral letter, visit the Hong Kong Police website and make an appointment for a CNCC application.
Step 5 - Visit the Hong Kong Police CNCC office at your appointment time and bring along all required documents as directed by the Hong Kong Police.
Step 6 - The CNCC certificate issued by the Hong Kong Police will be mailed out to you (via the Australian Consulate General).
Reasons/purpose for applying
Visit the Hong Kong Police website for a list of acceptable purposes. The Consulate cannot guarantee the Hong Kong police will accept your application.
Visa applicants - If you require a CNCC to accompany a visa application you should contact the Consulate who is issuing the visa. For Australian visas, please visit our page on Visas and Migration.
Overseas applicants - please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org