Job Seekers

Are you a job seeker?

Increase your chances of securing that position of your dreams!

Employers value proactive approach just as much as piece of mind of employing staff with clear criminal background.

Simply by ordering the criminal background check on yourself and demonstrating your clear criminal history you can easily get ahead of other job applicants.

This is especially appreciated in the countries, where the law prevents employers from requesting job applicants to undergo criminal records screening and in the business sectors, where employing staff with clear criminal background is essential from the company security perspective.


How it works?

1 Order the certificate in the below Candidate Order Form

2 Complete the payment through a bank transfer, PayPal or common credit and debit cards.

3 Once the certificate is complete, you will receive the report via email or by post.

If the employer questions the certificate authenticity due to the report being provided via a job candidate we are happy to email the ECRIS report on your behalf directly to the company you indicate.


Notice: Although our reports present same amount and quality of information that is revealed by local criminal record bureaus, various government agencies seeking criminal record certificates from the petitioners  may not accept it. If you are looking for a criminal record check for immigration purposes, please contact the relevant visa bureau beforehand to make sure the ECRIS reports is accepted.  



Advantage that performing a criminal background check on yourself can give you while applying for various positions.

Job Seeker's Order Form

Chose the countries to be included in the ECRIS report*

What is your citizenship (include multiple citizenships if applicable)*

Type of report*

(no extra charge)
(£5.00 including any taxes)

Cost Calculation

Total cost:
£0 (including any taxes)
Expected turnaround time:

The below form collects the information necessary to apply for the Criminal Record Certificate. The inquiry’s legal basis is the National Criminal Register Act, which determines the broad scope of personal details sought from the applicant. It is also to protect you from obtaining a ‘false positive’, i.e. a certificate showing someone else’s records. Address and contact information is used for the billing purposes only and does not affect the search results.

Provide your personal details:

First Name*:
Second and further names:
Surname at birth (nee / maiden):(if other than current surname)
Date of birth*:
Place of birth*:
Citizenship(s): (if other than provided on the previous page)
Father's first name*:
Mother's first name*:
Mother's maiden name*:
ID type*:
ID Number*:

Current address:

Apt No.:
House name:(if applicable)
House No.*:
Street Name*:
Province / county / region:(if included in the postal address)
Post Code:
Phone Number:(including area code)

Upload or email us a scan or a digital picture of your ID with a visible specimen of your signature.
This is used only to verify your identity and your signature.

We can only initiate the check after receiving a clear picture / scan of your ID.


PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING OUR SERVICES. By ordering our services, you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions described on this page.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICE IN ANY WAY. The Terms and Conditions are a binding agreement between European Criminal Records Information Services and you.

European Criminal Records Information Services (“we”, “our”) is continually improving and adding new services. These improvements (or changes in the law) may require changes to these Terms and Conditions. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. We will do so by posting an updated or modified version of these Terms and Conditions on this Site. Your use of our services following any such change constitutes your agreement to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions regularly.

  1. Definitions

Application Form means the form to be used for ordering our services as set forth in Section 4 of these Terms and Conditions;

Criminal Records Certificate (“CRC”) means a document that shows a criminal record of a Subject or lack of thereof;

Report means the scan of a CRC along with the English translation in a portable document format (PDF);

National Criminal Records Bureau (“NCRB) means the state agency of the respective country that governs nationwide court register of convicted and detained persons in that country.

Site means the website located at;

Subject means the person on whom the criminal records check is conducted;

Target Country means the country from which the CRC is gathered.

Intermediate Country means the country through which the CRC is obtained at our discretion;

Business day means any day, which is a business day in the United Kingdom, in the Intermediate Country and in the Target Country at the same time.

Turnaround time (TAT) means a number of business days taken to fulfil our service.

  1. Our Service

We provide CRCs for all countries listed on our Site. Where all required information is made available, we will initiate the process to obtain CRCs the same or the following Business Day the Application Form completed by the Subject is received in hard copy. We return a complete Report via email same Business Day the results are collected from the NCRB of the Intermediate Country.

Although the reply from the NCRB consists of the Application Form and the reply from the Target Country, the Report contains only the reply from the Target Country. You may request to obtain the full documentation released by the NCRB of the Intermediate Country after further arrangements.

As part of our standard service we provide translations of the CRCs into English. Should you request us to perform tasks or services, which are outside the scope of our standard service, a separate fee shall be agreed in advance.

We do not obtain any information on the Subject under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1988 (United Kingdom) or under Section 4(1) of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (Republic of Ireland).

  1. Terms of Service

You acknowledge that:

  1. The CRC and its translations may have diacritical marks replaced with plain letters.
  2. Template format of the Report we provide depends on the document received from the NCRB of the Target Country.
  3. Our services are provided on the basis of power of attorney granted by the Subject. We are acting as your agent, therefore we are not liable as a data controller under the data protection legislation.
  4. Some fields of the CRCs may include descriptions of offences and penalties in the native tongue of the Target Country, which are not translated into English as a standard service.
  5. Convictions revealed in the CRCs may contain naming, description or legal qualification specific to the law of the Target Country. ECRIS does not provide explanation of the meaning of such description of the convictions.
  6. In the event your request includes criminal records from multiple Target Countries, the complete Report is released after CRCs from all the Target Countries are returned to the NCRB.
  7. If the CRC obtained from the Target Country contains errors in Subject’s personal details, the faulty CRC is returned to the NCRB for correction. We shall not release the faulty CRCs.
  8. We provide our Reports in Portable Document Format (PDF) and that you have technical means to view such files.
  9. In the event the Target Country decides not to carry out the search or we believe that the CRC does not represent the actual state of the matter, we will contact you and advise you accordingly.
  10. NCRB in the Target Country may in some cases provide a comment in the CRC implying that the check has not been carried out or that the application has been rejected, even though the check was actually carried out and represents informative value. You acknowledge that these comments do not represent the actual state of the matter and appear due to technical purposes and that the service is deemed completed, thus these comments do not constitute any grounds for claiming refund of our service charges. Description and sample reports including examples of such misleading comments in the CRCs are available on our Site.
  11. In the event you decide to resubmit the application you agree to provide us with a new Application Form as set forth in Section 4.
  12. CRCs may contain spent convictions and other information, which do not have legal significance or do not have it any longer. It is your sole responsibility to determine which information may be used in the process, for which the CRC was requested.
  13. Average TATs are based on our experience and that average TATs are updated at least once a month. Current average TATs are available on our Site.
  14. In the event the Subject provided the birth name and the assumed named, CRCs from certain Target Countries may contain only the birth name. In such cases Application Form submitted to the NCRB including the assumed named is provided as a proof the search included all available Subject’s personal details.
  15. There are certain limitations of the service pertinent to the CRCs from particular countries, as outlined on the Site. These may change from time to time, therefore we encourage you to review description of the service in each country before placing an order.
  16. We provide customer support in English only.
  17. ECRIS is not affiliated with the European Criminal Records Information System project.
  1. Application Form

The Application Form should be completed in full and hand signed by the Subject and sent as a hard copy, original to the postal address we specify, which may differ from the business registered address.

In order to initiate our service, you shall provide all requested personal details of the Subject as required on the Site.

In the event the Application Form is not completed in full, you shall provide the missing details no later than 6 months after the initial submission of the Application Form, before the Application Form is considered as abandoned. Abandoned Application Form is subject to a full charge.

You declare that through third party agents or clients in each specific case, you have verified identity of signatories of written Application Forms and consent forms, which give authorisation to ECRIS to perform checks outlined in the abovementioned consents. You confirm that Subject’s signatures as provided on consent forms have been verified as matching signatures on relevant proof of ID made available by the Subject.

If you provide the application form to the Subject in an electronic format, you agree to provide it in an uneditable file format only.

Any changes to the content of the application form without our authorisation render it useless.

Application form should contain a legible signature of the Subject’s made with a pen, ballpoint pen or a permanent marker (handwritten signature). Cross outs and other correction of errors are not allowed and a new application form shall be completed if an error was made. The application form may not contain any comments. Overwriting a signature with handwriting on a photocopy or a print out of a scan of a completed form already containing a signature renders the application form useless.

Information made available to us by you, will not be made available to any third parties, not directly involved in the background screening process and will be used only for the intended purpose of our services.

  1. Special Provision for the „Job Seekers”

You authorise us to pass the Report on to the appointed party and to exclude us from any responsibility for the use of the data of the Report by the appointed party.

You authorise us to confirm the genuineness of the details contained in the Report to the party indicated by you.

Standard service includes up to three cases of passing the Report and up to three cases of confirming genuineness of the details of the Report to the third party, within three months of the Report issue date. These limits can be increased to our discretion.

  1. Payment Terms
  2. Billing Policies. 

If you elect to order our services, you agree to the pricing and payment listed on the Site which we may update from time to time. We may add new services for additional fees and charges, or amend fees and charges for existing services, at any time in our sole discretion. Charges for any services exceeding the limits of the standard service shall be agreed on an individual basis.

  1. General Payment Terms.

All payments of our services are subject to the following conditions:

  1. We accept bank transfer payment.
  2. We will send you account details and payment instructions once the order is made.
  3. Due to the way transactions are processed, there may be delays in updating your payment in our records.
  4. Orders will be automatically cancelled if your payment is not received within 15 calendar days of the date the orders are placed.
  5. Payments are to be transferred to: European Criminal Records Services, 35-37 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7JN, United Kingdom bank account.
  6. We will confirm your payment details via email.
  7. Alternative methods of payment can be arranged on an individual basis. You agree to cover any additional fees and charges resulting from the use of such alternative payment methods.           
  1. Refunds Policy.
  1. In the event you do not provide us with all required details or provide us with erroneous details within six months from placing the order, you understand and agree that the service is deemed initiated and that you shall receive no refund.
  2. In the event the Target Country did not provide the requested CRC, you are entitled to a refund for our services.
  3. In the event the requested CRC is conducted based on the incorrect data provided by you, you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund.


  1. Cancelation Policy

In order to be eligible for a refund, you are required to submit the cancellation notice prior to the submission of the Application Form to the NCRB of the Intermediate Country by ECRIS. No refund shall be given based on cancellation notices submitted after ECRIS’ submission of the Application Form to the NCRB of the Intermediate Country.


  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our Site services, and to stop publishing our Site, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our Site and our services.

  1. Limitation of Liability

You acknowledge that CRCs we obtain from the Target Country in some cases may not be used in lieu of the criminal records checks required by special laws (for specific regulated professions or business areas) in the respective country/countries which obligate the employers to have themselves or their employees undergo a criminal records check. You acknowledge that we shall not be held responsible for any use of our Reports in such a manner and that we do not provide legal counselling in this matter.

You acknowledge that TATs largely depend on the response time of NCRBs involved in the process of obtaining CRCs, which is beyond our control, therefore, despite our best effort, we cannot guarantee the TATs.

You acknowledge that you shall be solely responsible for consequences of unlawful processing of Application Forms you provide you us, which were not signed by the Subject.

You acknowledge that we prepare our Reports from information supplied by various NCRBs, and though we make every effort to insure the accuracy of the information, the information is provided “AS IS” and we in no way warrant or assume any liability whether directly or indirectly for the accuracy and/or completeness of the information and the turnaround time of the NCRBs.

We shall not be held liable for any loss or damage including any indirect or consequential losses or damages sustained by you or any third parties directly or indirectly as a result of the services and/or from making use of the information including but not limited to any loss or damage resulting from any inaccuracies or omissions in the information or for any delays in providing the information.

We shall not be held liable for the consequences of the decisions of any third parties made based on the Report or lack of thereof.

If you order delivery of the hard copy CRCs by mail, you agree that we shall not be held liable for any undelivered, lost or damaged mail.

  1. Confidential Information
  2. General Confidentiality

Each party agrees to maintain the confidentiality of all documents and information that the other party consider to be confidential, secret, and/or proprietary (the „Confidential Information”) received or arising during the term of or in connection with this Agreement. Your Confidential Information shall be used by ECRIS only in connection with services rendered under this Agreement. Confidential Information does not include information that (1) is in or becomes in the public domain without violation of this Agreement, (2) is already rightfully in the possession of the party, as evidenced by written documents, prior to the disclosure thereof by the other party, or (3) is rightfully received from a third entity having no obligation to the party and without violation of this Agreement. Confidential Information shall include, but not be limited to, all financial information and personal information. The parties agree not to disclose the content or the existence of this Agreement except by mutual consent. This provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.

  1. Information contained in the Report

Unless required by law, you shall keep the information contained in the Report strictly confidential and shall only give this information to your officers or employees who need to know or use it.

You shall not publish the information contained in the Report, give this information to third parties and copy, distribute or commercially exploit this information unless expressly authorised by the Subject.

  1. Retention of the information

All information is removed from our databases and the physical documentation is destroyed after three months from the end of the month in which the CRCs were provided to you.

  1. Severability

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

  1. Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any delay in performance or failure to perform its obligations in accordance with these Terms and Conditions where such delay or failure is due to circumstances beyond its control and unknown to it at the date of these Terms and Conditions, such circumstances including but not restricted to fire, flood, government act, and legislative constraints.

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the United Kingdom and any dispute arising shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the United Kingdom.

  1. Third Party Rights

The agreement under these Terms and Conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

  1. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your access to and/or use of this Site and our services.

Questions or comments regarding these Terms and Conditions should be directed to info(at)

European Criminal Records Information Services CONTACT INFORMATION:

 Office 7

35-37 Ludgate Hill

London EC4M 7JN

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 845 557 1082

Fax: +44 (0) 845 557 1083