In the Federal Republic of Germany, all police records are filed at the Federal Central Criminal Register, the so-called “Bundeszentralregister” (BZR).
If you wish to apply for a certificate of conduct (“Führungszeugnis”), please read the information and download the application form on the website of the Federal Office of Justice (available in English).
Please note that your signature on the application needs to be notarized by one of the German Consular Missions in the U.S. The fee for the notarization is 20.00 euros and can be paid in cash at the daily exchange rate in US dollars or by credit card in euros (Visa or Mastercard only).
Which German Consular Mission serves my U.S. home state?
To find out which of the nine German Consular Missions in the U.S. serves your U.S. home state, which is the correct mailing address or whether you need to schedule an appointment to submit the application in person, please use our interactive consulate finder