Police Clearance Certificate

Jemand zeigt mit dem Finger auf ein erweitertes Führungszeugnis

Führungszeugnis, © Stephan Jansen/dpa

01.12.2017 - Article

The German Embassy in Kabul has been closed since 15 August 2021 until further notice. Consular support within Afghanistan cannot be guaranteed at present.

German nationals who are still in Afghanistan and want to leave are urgently requested to register at http://afg.diplo.de. This will allow us to communicate specifically with those of you who are still in Afghanistan and are seeking to leave the country.

All important information for German nationals, former local employees and other Afghans at particular risk can be found here.

Police Clearance Certificate

The Police Clearance Certificate, also called „Criminal Record (Führungszeugnis)“, is a German document that certifies whether or not the person in question has a criminal record.

If you wish to apply for a police clearance certificate („Führungszeugnis“), the issuing can be requested directly from the Federal Justice Office. More information can be found here on the website of the Federal Office of Justice (available in English).

Due to the closure of the Legal and Consular Section, the German Embassy in Afghanistan cannot assist you with the application. The signature certification that may be required can be obtained at all other foreign missions in the region, a foreign authority or at a notary.

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