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Certificate of good conduct Issue in the online procedure

You can apply online for the simple or extended certificate of good conduct as well as certificates of good conduct for submission to an authority. The certificate of good conduct is a document that certifies whether you have a criminal record or not. If the certificate of good conduct is required for personal purposes, e.g. for submission to the employer, it is a simple certificate of good conduct. An extended certificate of good conduct is required by persons who work in the field of children and young people (e.g. school, sports club) or who want to work with persons in need of care or people with disabilities. The certificate of good conduct for official purposes is used exclusively for submission to an authority (e.g. for the issuance of a driving licence) and, in addition to criminal court decisions, also contains certain decisions of administrative authorities (e.g. revocation of a business licence).

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.


  • Reader to read the ID card data accordingly
  • Ausweis App 2

Which documents are required?

  • Electronic identity card with activated PIN as proof of identity or residence permit, with an electronic storage and processing medium

What are the fees?

Fee: 13,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 14 Days

What else should I know?

In addition, a secure procedure is used during data transmission, which corresponds to the latest state of the art and guarantees the confidentiality and integrity of the electronically transmitted data set and thus data protection.

You can also apply for the simple certificate of good conduct and the extended certificate of good conduct in person or, under certain conditions, in writing from the locally responsible municipality or city.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)