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Police Clearance Certificate is also known as Certificate of No Convictions (CNO) (Potvrda o nekaznjavanju). Police Clearance Certificate or “Certificate of No Criminal Record” is a document issued by “The Department for Criminal Records” (Odjel Kaznene Evidencije),Ministarstvo Pravosudja, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Croatian Police Force, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. The PCC details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the Croatia and is required as part of the visa process by the respective high commission or embassy. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in Croatia. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy).

It is issued to any individual who resides more than 6 months in Croatia.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

The Department for Criminal Records accepts requests for Criminal Records disclosure by registered mail or in person. In order to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate from Croatia, applicant should write an application letter explaining why police certificate is being requested. Documentary prove of legal stay in Croatia is also required for this process. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our lab for Police Clearance Certificate. You have to fill the prescribed application form in all sections completed in BLOCK CAPITALS with black ink only. Obtained a complete set of 10 fingerprint impressions* taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our lab. The Department for Criminal Records, Croatian Police Service take 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. You should send a written disclosure request to Croatian Embassy. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Republic of Croatian, including full addresses. The certificates will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.

Documents required for PCC

  1. A letter explaining the purpose for which the police clearance certificate is required
  2. Fully completed application form (Personal Particular)
  3. Passport size photograph with a white background, taken within the past 3 months (only photos with a white background will be accepted)
  4. Certified copy of your work permit card or dependant card (if applicable)
  5. Certified copy of Croatian ID (if applicable)
  6. A set of applicant’s fingerprint impressions (ten prints). The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions duly attested by our organisation
  7. The applicant’s place of residence during the period of time for which the police clearance is sought
  8. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  9. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Croatia and need for the said certificate
  10. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 15 to 20 working days. (The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)

Processing Fee

Applicable Fee.
Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.

Police Certificate Issuing Authority

The Department for Criminal Records (Odjel Kaznene Evidencije),
Ministarstvo Pravosudja,
Subsection for Administrative Tasks,
Zagreb,Ulica grada Vukovara 49,

Address of Embassy in India

Embassy of Croatia
A-15, West End Colony, Near Shanti Niketan,
New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Check-list of Documents

Before leaving our office please verify the check-list that documents in order-

  1. Application Form (Fully completed and signed)
  2. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address
  3. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  4. Self-attested photocopies of your passports
  5. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Croatia
  6. Processing fee for the application
  7. All copies of documents must be certified