Certification is necessary if the extract is required by a foreign authority or an embassy (e.g. for a visa).
If you haven't obtained an extract from the Register of Convictions yet, you can order a certified extract directly for an additional fee.
If you already have an extract from the Register of Convictions and would like to have it certified:
It is best to contact the Federal Chancellery directly. The Federal Chancellery is responsible for certifying the extracts.
In addition to the document to be certified, we require the following information and items:
- Country for which the document is required
- Proof of prepayment of CHF 20 per legalization with a copy of the receipt for the bank transfer:
PC account 30-349292-2
IBAN CH35 0900 0000 3034 9292 2
- A stamped self-addressed envelope
- A telephone number where we can contact you if we have any questions.
Last modification 28.02.2023