Special excerpt from the swiss criminal records

Content of the special excerpt from the swiss criminal records
  • Convictions comprising a judgment imposing a ban prohibiting the exercising of a profession, a judgment prohibiting certain activities from being undertaken, a judgment prohibiting contact, or a judgment prohibiting the individual from visiting certain locations, insofar as such prohibition has been issued for the purposes of the protection of minors or other persons requiring special protection.
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For whom is the special excerpt from the swiss criminal records intended?
Employer or organisation:
  • Every employer (organisation) that provides professional or organised non-work related activities involving minors or persons requiring special protection is entitled to request a special excerpt from the swiss criminal records from its employees*. This ensures that minors and other persons requiring special protection can be more effectively protected against offenders with relevant previous convictions.

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.

Who can order the special excerpt from the swiss criminal records?
Employee (private individual):
  • Every employee undertaking a professional or non-work related organised activity that involves regular contact ( Further information ) with minors or other persons requiring special protection, or who organises such an activity, can order a special excerpt from the swiss criminal records relating to him/herself upon request by the employer (organisation).
Requirements:
  • A written and signed employer's confirmation (organisation). 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.

Recipient of the special excerpt from the swiss criminal records
  • Employees, at their postal address (in normal cases).
  • Employer (organisation), only with the express consent of the employee.
  • In the case of electronic, digitally signed special excerpts for individuals, to the address provided by the employee for electronic delivery. A password is required to access the special excerpt from the swiss criminal records.

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

Attestations
  • In the event that the special excerpt from the swiss criminal records (in hard copy) is required for an employer (organisation) 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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