How to order

How to order a criminal records excerpt

Order online on this page

Ordering at the post office

  • 1 have a debit card or credit card (Mastercard, VISA, American Express, PostFinance Card) or TWINT and can/want to pay the fee this way.
  • I would like to order the excerpt immediately and not wait for the post office to open.
  • I have no credit card/I don't want to use my credit card for Internet payments.
  • I can go to the post office myself and order an excerpt.
Requirements for ordering via the Internet:
  • Make a copy of an official identity document such as a passport, an ID card, or the new identity document for foreign nationals. Print and sign the application form and mail these documents to the Criminal Records Office.
  • Pay by debit card, credit card, PostFinance Card or TWINT.
Requirements for ordering at the post office:
  • Persons ordering an excerpt in their name must go the post office themselves and submit valid ID (passport, ID card) in proof of their identity.
  • Payment in cash or by PostFinance Card.
Begin order To find post offices offering this ordering service, go to the Post's website.


Caution when ordering an extract from the criminal excerpt on the Internet
The Swiss Criminal Records has received increased reports of deception when ordering criminal excerpt on the Internet.

Currently, the deceptive acts take place on the following websites:

We point out that the Swiss criminal record excerpt can be ordered only on the website of the Federal Office of Justice: or at the post office counter.

The payment of the criminal record excerpt fee by payment slip is no longer possible. Debit card, Credit card, Postfinance card or Twint can only make the payment. Alternatively, it is possible to order a criminal record excerpt at any post office