How to order

There are two options for ordering an extract:

Ordering online

Ordering at the post office

  • You have a credit card, PostFinance card or can use TWINT.
  • You must provide a copy of an ID document (passport, identity card or foreign national identity card); the ID document is submitted with the printed and signed application form.
  • You must go to the post office in person and prove your identity by means of a valid ID document (passport, identity card or foreign national identity card).
  • You can pay in cash or by card at the counter.
  • If you are in any doubt, the Swiss Post website can provide information on whether your local post office can accept orders.
    Swiss Post website
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New law on criminal records 23.01.2023
On 23 January 2023, the new law on criminal records came into force and VOSTRA, the new criminal records information system, went into operation. This results in several changes:
  • The standard private extract and special extract have a new design.
  • Ordering a standard private extract or a special private extract now costs CHF 17.
  • The new statutory provisions affect how long a judgment is visible on a standard private extract and how long it remains stored in VOSTRA. In addition, the requirements for registering foreign judgments against Swiss nationals were changed.

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.