Federal Office of Justice

Criminal records

How to order a criminal records excerpt

Ordering via Internet

Ordering an excerpt at the post office

  • I have a credit card (Mastercard, VISA, or PostFinance Card) and can/want to pay the fee this way.
  • I would like to order the excerpt immediately and not wait for the post office to open.
  • I have no credit card/I don’t want to use my credit card for Internet payments.
  • I can go to the post office myself and order an excerpt.

Requirements for ordering via the Internet:

  • Make a copy of an official identity document such as a passport, an ID card, or the new identity document for foreign nationals (copy both sides!). Print and sign the application form and mail these documents to the Criminal Records Office.
  • Pay by credit card or PostFinance Card.
    If payment is effected via postal remittance, enclose the pay voucher (cf. note on Internet orders).

Requirements for postal orders:

  • Persons ordering an excerpt in their name must go the post office themselves and submit valid ID (passport, ID card) in proof of their identity.
  • Payment in cash or by PostFinance Card. 
Allow for a few days for delivery of the
Allow for a few days for delivery of the
Order your excerpt here online Order your excerpt here online To find post offices offering this ordering service, go to the Post's website Post's website.


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