With ECRIS it is:


For any European country it's only 3 simple and quick steps to complete a criminal record check.


All certificates come from state governed central criminal record bureaus of EU member states.


We ensure certificates comply with all relevant EU and local regulations.

Criminal record check in 3 simple steps

Provide our simple form
to your applicant for completion.

Begin check by providing ECRIS
with a scan or a picture of the form.

Post the signed, hard copy application form to the ECRIS office.

That's it!
Receive your report
via email or post.

How we obtain criminal record certificates

Application with subject’s details is submitted to the National Criminal Register (NCR).

NCR request information on the subject from their counterparts in the country where the criminal record check is required.
The target country provides the NCR with information on any criminal records found.
NCR release the information on all revealed criminal convictions (or lack of such) in a form of a standardised ECRIS certificate.


How can I use the ECRIS certificate?

Depending on regulations in your country you can use the certificate for employment or for any other purpose allowed by the law. This could mean running a criminal background check on:
– Job candidate
– Employee
– Vendor
– Nanny
– Tenant …
or more.
If you are a job applicant show your employer that you are proactive by taking out your own ECRIS report.
Find out more.

What are the benefits of using ECRIS?

– The application process and reports are standardised making it very simple.
– Easy and transparent process.
– Short and predictable turnaround times.
– Information is official and sourced from public records. No third parties or private databases are involved.
– Guaranteed authenticity of information.
– Fully legal and compliant ECRIS certificates.
– Flat and competitive pricing for all target countries.

How do we obtain the criminal records certificates?

All certificates are obtained from central criminal registers of different EU member states in an official and transparent manner. What makes our service unique is that instead of approaching countries directly we initiate all criminal records checks through the inspectorate of just one country, which requests criminal information from its European counterparts on our behalf. As a result you benefit from much quicker turnaround times and will receive a standarised certificate. All this thanks to utilising a recently introduced pan – European system of criminal information exchange (European Criminal Records Information System).
The application is made with the applicant’s full awareness and explicit consent. The certificate you obtain is state issued and authenticated by relevant seals.

What is the difference between a criminal record check and a criminal record certificate?

Criminal record check is a general term with a broad meaning. It is commonly used as a name of the service offered by various vendors. It is hard to define without a thorough insight into the service description. Among all possible manners it can be completed by obtaining a criminal record certificate, which is an official document providing exhaustive information on the following:

-name of the source of information

-complete subject’s identification details

-details of the information request (inquiry time and date, inquiring party indication)

-document protection measures (e.g. seals, stamps or headed paper in case of hard copy documents and digital signature or online verification facility for electronic documents).

How long will it take to get a criminal record check completed?

Most of the criminal records certificates are obtain within just a couple of days. Some countries take it longer to issue a certificate. Please see a full list of countries for current average turnaround times. The process is extended by the postal delivery of the completed application forms (We can initiate the check only upon receipt of the hard copy, original forms).


About us

We are a specialist provider of European criminal records certificates .

Legislation varies across the EU which means that obtaining criminal record certificates in a compliant manner can be complicated, time consuming or even sometimes impossible. We discovered, that by utilising an EU program called European Criminal Records Information System, we can address all of those concerns and offer easy yet compliant access to state-issued certificates.

We’re here to make obtaining criminal record checks quick and easy.