Special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records

Content of the special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records
  • Judgments imposing a ban on the exercise of a profession, a ban on certain activities from being undertaken, a ban on contact, or a ban on the individual visiting certain locations, insofar as such a ban has been issued for the purposes of the protection of minors, other persons requiring special protection, or patients in a healthcare setting.
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Examples of activities concerned:
Trainer at a children's sports club, carer at a children's day-care centre, primary school teacher, nursing staff in a home for the elderly or disabled, etc.

Requirements:
  • A written and signed employer's confirmation (or confirmation from the organisation or licensing authority). This form can be generated online.

The special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records is available in two formats
  • As a traditional hard copy excerpt printed on special paper, sent by post.
  • As an electronic, digitally signed excerpt in PDF format, sent electronically.

Cost:
CHF 20.00 per special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records.

Payment methods:
Online (credit card, PostFinance Card or TWINT) or payment using post deposit slip (please enclose postal receipt).

Attestations
  • In the event that the special excerpt from the Swiss criminal records (in hard copy) is required for an employer (or an organisation or licensing authority) that is based abroad, in most cases it is necessary to obtain attestation/an apostille certificate from the Swiss Federal Chancellery. We will provide an attestation of the document for an additional fee of CHF 20.00.
  • Special excerpts for individuals provided in an electronic, digitally signed format cannot be notarised.




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