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 recorded in full.
In the case of applications for the issue of a simple or extended certificate of good conduct for nationals of other Member States of the European Union, the respective Member State of origin shall be requested to provide information on entries in the criminal record of the Member State of origin.
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. No translation or verification 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 age
- in the case 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 has been sent by the register authority to the Member State of origin.
when applying in person: presentation of passport or identity card
for electronic applications: ID card, eID card with domestic address 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)
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.
Exemption from fees: In the case of indigence (e.g. receipt of citizen's allowance, social assistance, child supplement according to § 6a of the Federal Child Benefit Act, BAföG or benefits according to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act), the Federal Office of Justice can reduce the fee or waive the collection of costs upon application. If a certificate of good conduct is required for the exercise of voluntary care (§ 19 Para. 1, § 21 BtOG) or voluntary work that is carried out for a non-profit organization, for a public authority or as part of one of the services listed in § 32 Para. 4 No. 2 letter d EStG, there is no fee.
If the application is submitted electronically, proof of the existence of a reason for the fee exemption 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
- Form, Bavaria-wide
- Form, locally limited
- Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, locally limited
- Fees, Bavaria-wide
- Fees, locally limited