Information on time limits

When are entries removed from the Register of Criminal Records information system?

Judgments disclosed in the Register of Criminal Records VOSTRA information system are automatically and officially deleted after a certain period of time. The periods during which recorded judgments must be disclosed have been fixed by law (see Art. 30 Criminal Records Register Act (CRRA)) and cannot be changed. They are intended to strike a balance between society's interest in enforcing the law and protecting its citizens on the one hand, and the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders on the other.

Detailed information can be found in the document Information on time limits.