Police clearance certificate

General Information

Polizei Enlarge image (© colourbox) Police Clearance Certificates are issued by the Federal Central Register (Bundeszentralregister) of the German Federal Office for Justice (link to website see right side).

Applicants residing outside of Germany are required to have their personal data and signature certified on the application form. This certification can be obtained at the German Embassy in Singapore, by a Singaporean notary public or a foreign authority.

The Certificate of Good Conduct is available in German language only.

Application Procedure

You may find the application form (English version) on the right side. Please complete it fully and sign it. Applicants residing outside of Germany are required to have their personal data and signature certified on the application form. 

If you wish to obtain the certification from the German Embassy you are required to appear in person and present a valid passport or German identity card ("Personalausweis") to ensure proper identification. Please bring your original passport and one copy.

Drivers licenses, or other government-issued identification documents will not be accepted for this purpose. If you are not currently in possession of a valid passport you are kindly requested to have your signature certified at a local notary public.

After certification the application form has to be sent directly to the Federal Office for Justice (address indicated at the top of the form).

Fees

The Federal Office of Justice charges a fee of 13 EUR for one certificate. The fees have to be transferred directly to the bank account of the Federal Office of Justice. The German Embassy is not involved in this process.

The German Embassy in Singapore charges 25 EUR for the certification of your signature. The fees have to be paid when submitting the application. 

The fees will be converted into SGD according to the current exchange rate of the Embassy. You may pay in cash or with credit card (Visa, Master). If you pay with credit card, the transaction will be processed in EUR. Further bank fees may apply.