Certificate of good conduct, for submission to an authority
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Please note that you will only receive this service in writing.
Please contact your customer center for this.

Certificates of good conduct are often used to obtain official permits or to take up work at an authority. If you need a certificate of good conduct, your employer will inform you of this.

Certificates of good conduct can be requested from the registration authorities for both the main and secondary residence.

If the applicant does not live in Germany: Application can be made directly to the Federal Central Register in Bonn (Tel .: +49 228 99410-40) or via the German Embassy abroad.

Alternatively, you can now apply for your certificate of good conduct online. This online application service is only offered by the Federal Office of Justice.
The district customer centers are therefore unable to provide any information or advice on online applications - either by telephone or in person.

  • Federal identity card or passport
  • Address of the authority with file number and intended use
  • If available: confirmation of intended use.


From August 31, 2018, only European certificates of good conduct will be issued for EU citizens.

The certificate is sent directly to the authority.

People without a permanent address or homeless can contact the Hamburg-Mitte customer center.

Sections 30 et seq. Of the Federal Central Register Act (BZRG)

Related Links

  • Federal Office of Justice - apply for a certificate of good conduct online
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
The application is made personally in the customer center by the customer. The clerk records this and forwards it to the Federal Central Register in Bonn. The certificate is sent to the requesting authority.

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