Certificate of good conduct, for private law purposes

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

Certificates of good conduct can be applied for both at the registration office of the main and secondary residence.

If the applicant does not live in Germany: You can apply 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 offered exclusively by the Federal Office of Justice. The district customer centers can therefore not provide any information or advice on online applications - neither by telephone nor in person.
ID card or passport

Preconditions

Resident in Hamburg with main or secondary residence.

Hints

The certificate of good conduct is always sent to the registered address of the place of residence where it was requested. People without a permanent address or the homeless should contact the customer center in Hamburg-Mitte.

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

Related Links

  • Make an appointment online, all customer centers
  • Federal Office of Justice - apply for a certificate of good conduct online
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
You can make an appointment online or by phone.
The clerk forwards the application to the Federal Central Register in Bonn.
The customer receives the certificate of good conduct from there.

You can also use the online service of the Federal Office of Justice (see links).

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