Certificate of good conduct; application for a European certificate of good conduct

The European certificate of good conduct does not have to be applied for. When a certificate of good conduct is issued to nationals of other EU Member States, the entries in the criminal record of the Member State of origin are included in full.


In the case of applications for the issuance of a simple or extended certificate of good conduct, the respective member state of origin is requested to provide information on entries in the criminal record of the member state of origin in the case of nationals of other member states of the European Union.

If the Member State of origin notifies entries in the criminal record, these shall be recorded in full and in the language transmitted, provided that the Member State of origin provides for transmission in accordance with its law. Neither a translation nor a review of the content of the information provided shall be carried out.

If the Member State of origin does not provide information from its criminal record, this will 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

Processing time

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.

Required documents

  • 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

  • in case of written application: official or publicly certified signature


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

  • Führungszeugnis online (zentrales Online-Portal)

    In order to submit an electronic application for a certificate of good conduct via the online portal of the Federal Office of Justice, you will need

    • a new ID card, an eID card with a domestic address or an electronic residence permit, each with the online ID function activated,
    • a card reader for reading the ID document,
    • the ID card app2 and
    • if necessary, a digital capture device (e.g., scanner or digital camera) to upload evidence.


  • 13.00 EUR

    Exemption from fees: In case of indigence (e.g. recipients of unemployment benefit II, social welfare recipients, recipients of child supplement according to § 6a 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 a voluntary activity in a non-profit or comparable institution (for exemption from fees, see also "Further links").

    If the application is submitted electronically, proof of indigence must be provided electronically.


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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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