How to Get a Police Certificate – Switzerland

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Extract from Central Police Records/Gesuch um Auszug aus dem Zentralstrafregister

How to get a Police Certificate

If you are a citizen of Switzerland:

If you live in Switzerland:

You should apply online or by mail to Schweizerisches Strafregister (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Switzerland:

You should apply online or by mail to Schweizerisches Strafregister (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you are not a citizen of Switzerland:

If you live in Switzerland:

You should apply online or by mail to Schweizerisches Strafregister (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Switzerland:

You should apply online or by mail to Schweizerisches Strafregister (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

Information and documents you need:

  • Completed application form
  • Original or a copy of an official piece of identification
  • Applicable fees (payable to the Compte de chèques postaux 30-4068-2 at the Bureau Central Suisse de Police in Berne or by credit card if online)

Special notes and considerations

This certificate covers both Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Federal Department of Justice
Bundesrain 20
3003 Berne
Scweiz/Suisse/Svizzera
Tel. +41 31 325 01 98

For more information or for an online application form, consult the Federal Department of Justice web site.

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