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Police Clearance (Certificate of good conduct)

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Police Clearance Certificates are issued by the Federal Central Register (Bundeszentralregister) of the German Federal Office for Justice.

Jemand zeigt mit dem Finger auf ein erweitertes Führungszeugnis
Führungszeugnis© Stephan Jansen/dpa

You have to apply for a certificate of good conduct with the Federal Ministry of Justice in Bonn/Germany.

To download the application form and to obtain further information please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Justice.

Personal data and signature on the application form have to be officially certified. This official confirmation can be obtained with any Canadian notary public, and sometimes at a police station.

Please note: In Toronto, in-person appointments for this service are NOT available at this time. 

You can also have your signature and personal data certified by the German Consulate Vancouver. For that, you need to present the application form and a valid passport. If you are a German citizen, you need to present your valid German passport or “Personalausweis”.

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Please make sure to book an appointment through our website if you wish to have your signature and personal data certified by the German Consulate Vancouver.

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