apply for a certificate of good conduct
Citizens who are registered with residence in Bremen or who usually stay in Bremen but are not subject to compulsory registration (e.g. homeless persons) can apply for a certificate of good conduct at the BürgerServiceCenters of the Bürgeramt.
You can also apply for certificates of good conduct - initially limited until 11.04.2023 - without an appointment at the Pop-Up BSC in the Lost and Found Office auction hall. You will find the Pop-Up BSC in the Stresemannstraße Public Authorities Center. Access is exclusively via the Steubenstraße parking lot. Since no appointments are made for the Pop-Up BSC, we ask for your understanding for possible waiting times even outside the building. Please note that you can only pay at the Pop-Up BSC by EC card, cash payment is not possible.
National certificate of good conduct (§30 BZRG)
The national certificate of good conduct certifies whether or not the person concerned has a criminal record. It is issued for private or official purposes.
Extended certificate of good conduct (§30a BZRG)
An extended certificate of good conduct is only required if it is needed for a professional honorary or other activity close to children and young people. There must be a written request from the office requiring the extended certificate of good conduct, confirming that the requirements are met. The (exemplary) note of the office "It is confirmed that the requirements according to § 30 a Abs. 1 BZRG are present" also meets the requirements.
If such a written request is not submitted, the application for an extended certificate of good conduct may not be accepted.
European certificate of good conduct (§30b BZRG)
Citizens who - in addition to or instead of German - hold the citizenship of one or more other member states of the European Union and apply for a certificate of good conduct as of August 31, 2018, will compulsorily receive a so-called European certificate of good conduct from the Federal Office of Justice. Previously, they could choose whether to be issued a national or a European certificate of good conduct. As a result of an amendment to the Federal Central Register Act, this right to choose has now been abolished. In addition to the German certificate of good conduct, the European certificate of good conduct contains the notification of entries in the criminal record of the Member State of origin in the language transmitted, provided that the Member State of origin provides for transmission under its law.
- Residence/habitual residence in Bremen
- Minimum age: 14 years
What documents do I need?
- Proof of identity
e.g. identity card or passport
- For a certificate of good conduct for presentation to an authority: exact address of the authority and the purpose or file number
- For an extended certificate of good conduct: written request from an authorised body