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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a certificate of good conduct

Description

If you need to prove whether or not you have a criminal record, you can apply for a simple or extended certificate of good conduct as well as a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority.

The certificate of good conduct is a document that certifies whether or not you have a criminal record.

If you need the certificate of good conduct for personal purposes - for example to present to your employer - it is a simple certificate of good conduct.

You will need an extended certificate of good conduct if you work in the area of children and young people - for example in a school or sports club - or if you want to work with people in need of care or people with disabilities.

The certificate of good conduct for official purposes is used exclusively for submission to an authority - for example, if a driving license is to be issued. The certificate of good conduct is then sent directly to the authority that requested it from you and, in addition to criminal court decisions, also contains certain decisions by administrative authorities - for example, the revocation of a professional license. If you suspect that the certificate of good conduct contains entries, you can request that it is first sent to a local court named by you so that you can view it there.

Do you have- in addition to the German- the nationality of one or more other EU member states, you will receive the requested document as a European Certificate of Good Conduct. In addition to the German certificate of good conduct, it contains the notification of entries in the criminal record of the Member State of origin in the language transmitted, if the Member State of origin provides for transmission in accordance with its law.

  • Completion of the 14th year of age
  • Legal capacity
  • Application for a certificate of good conduct
  • Identity card, eID card or residence permit
  • If necessary, further documents to prove certain information, for example the employer's request to submit an extended certificate of good conduct

Emission: 13,00 EUR
Payment in advance: Yes
Note: In certain cases, the fee for a certificate of good conduct may be waived.

  • Simple and extended certificate of good conduct: 2 weeks
  • European certificate of good conduct: 6 weeks
  • Forms available: No / (Yes: for applications from abroad)
  • Written form required: Yes
  • Informal application possible: No
  • Personal appearance necessary: No
  • Online services available: Yes

You can obtain all types of certificates of good conduct online, in person at your local registration office and - under certain conditions - in writing to the registration office responsible for you.

If you would like to apply for a certificate of good conduct online:

  • Go to the website to apply for the certificate of good conduct and follow the instructions.
  • You will then need an electronic ID card, an electronic residence permit or an eID card as proof of identity, each with an activated PIN, a card reader, the AusweisApp2 and, if necessary, a digital capture device (e.g. scanner or digital camera) to upload evidence.
  • You will then receive the requested certificate of good conduct by post to your home address.
  • If the application is not successful, you will be informed either immediately online or subsequently.
  • If you apply for a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority, it will be sent directly to the authority. For a certificate of good conduct that contains entries, you can request that it is first sent to a local court named by you so that you can view it there. You can then decide whether it should be forwarded to the authorities or destroyed.

If you would like to apply for the certificate of good conduct in person or in writing:

  • Submit an application for a certificate of good conduct to your local registration office or citizens' registration office. You must prove your identity there. An official identity document will serve this purpose.
  • If necessary, you must prove that you are a citizen of another EU member state.
  • The authorities will then forward the application to the Federal Office of Justice.
  • From abroad, the application can be submitted in writing - with officially confirmed personal data and signature - directly to the Federal Office of Justice.
  • The requested certificate of good conduct will be sent to your home address by post.
  • If you apply for the certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority, it will be sent directly to the authority. If you suspect that the certificate of good conduct contains entries, you can request that it is first sent to a local court named by you so that you can inspect it there. You can then decide whether it should be forwarded to the authorities or destroyed.

Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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