Extract from another EU country’s criminal records registry

You can apply for an extract from another EU country’s criminal records registry from the police. It is the national law of the country that determines whether you may be given the information.

To request a police record extract:

1. Fill in the form

EU criminal records registry extract for individual. Request extract, in Swedish. (Form to fill in digitally and then print out)
EU criminal records registry extracts for individual persons. Request extract, in Swedish. (Form to print out and then fill in by hand)

Please note:

  • It is only possible to request a police record extract about yourself. Power of attorney for another person does not apply.
  • If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number (or a coordination number), you will need to state your date of birth (year, month and day) and your full name (all given names and surnames) on the application

Fill in the application clearly and sign it personally

Keep in mind that a properly prepared and completely filled in application that is personally signed with a pen facilitates your obtaining a police record extract faster.

2. Send in the form

Scan or photograph the signed form and then send the form by e-mail or post to the police.

E-post: ecris@polisen.se

Polismyndigheten
ECRIS
981 81 Kiruna

3. You will receive a criminal records registry extract

You will receive a criminal records registry extract from us by post. The extract will be sent to the address you have specified on the application. The police are not permitted to send extracts directly to an employer.

The processing time is up to six weeks from the time we have received your complete application until we send the extract. The processing time may vary, depending on how many people request extracts at a given time. We cannot prioritize a certain application.

The following applies for the extract

EU extracts for individuals mean that you can request an extract about yourself from the criminal records register of another EU country where you are (or have been) resident, or where you are (or have been) a citizen. It is the EU country’s national legislation that determines which information is shown in the extract.

Please note that the EU extract does not contain information from the Swedish criminal records register.

What you can do if the EU country denies issuing an extract

You can apply for an extract directly from the EU country. Contact the relevant public authority in that country for more information.