Police Clearance Certificate
The Central Repository of Criminal Records Information ("Strafregister") is managed and updated by
Vienna Police Department - Criminal Records Information Services ("Strafregisteramt")
Wasagasse 22, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Fax: 01143 1 313 10 79209
Phone: 01143 1 313 100
Application: An application for a Criminal Records Check may be filed either in Austria (at the Police Departments in the main cities or at the mayor's office in the smaller towns/villages) or abroad (at an Austrian Embassy or Consulate).
The applicant has to show up at least once in person (either when filing the application or when picking up the certificate). It usually takes one to several weeks to receive the certificate.
Please bring with you:
- a) Criminal record application form (available only in German)
- b) ID (e.g. passport)
- c) birth certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce certificate [if needed]
- d) consular fee (please confirm exact fee with the Embassy)
Since 1 January 2014 a special "criminal record certificate - child and youth care" can also be applied for and issued, if this is needed to verify the suitability for employment for professional or organized volunteer activities, which involve direct and regular contact with children, and if a corresponding confirmation(available only in German) of the (future or current) employer or organization is submitted.
The "criminal record certificate - child and youth care" provides information about whether convictions against sexual integrity and self-determination and related records such as a judical suspension from duty are registered in the criminal record and marked as such or not.