Certificate of good conduct; application for a European certificate of good conduct
Since 31 August 2018, it has no longer been necessary to apply for the issue of a European certificate of good conduct. When issuing a simple or extended certificate of good conduct to nationals of other Member States of the European Union, the entries in the criminal record of the Member State of origin are included in full.
In the case of applications for a simple or extended certificate of good conduct, in the case of nationals of other Member States of the European Union, the Member State of origin shall be asked to provide information on entries in the criminal record of the Member State of origin.
If the Member State of nationality communicates criminal records, they shall be recorded in full and in the language transmitted, provided that the Member State of nationality provides for transmission in accordance with its law. Neither translation nor verification of the content of the information communicated shall be carried out.
If the Member State of origin does not provide information from its criminal record, this shall be indicated in the certificate of good conduct.
- completion of the 14th year of life
- In the event of legal incapacity, the application must be submitted by the legal representative, if applicable.
The European Certificate of Good Conduct should be issued no later than 20 working days after the request from the registering authority has been sent to the Member State of origin.
when applying in person: presentation of passport or identity card
if the application is submitted electronically: identity card or electronic residence permit with activated online ID function in each case
if the application is submitted in writing: certified signature by a body keeping the seal
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Exemption from fees: In the case of indigence (e.g. recipients of unemployment benefit II, social welfare recipients, recipients of the child supplement pursuant to Section 6a of the Federal Child Benefit Act) or if the certificate of good conduct is required for a special purpose. This is assumed to be the case if the certificate of good conduct is required for voluntary work in a charitable or comparable institution (for exemption from fees, see also "Further links").
If the application is submitted electronically, proof of indigence must be provided electronically.
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration
- Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
- Online transactions, locally limited
- Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, locally limited
- Fees, Bavaria-wide
- Fees, locally limited