Applying for Certificate of Good Conduct (Police Clearance Certificate - PCC)

Based on data registered in Criminal Records the Criminal Records Authority issues the Official Certificate of Good Conduct (Police Clearance Certificate) for applicants upon request to establish or maintain a legal relationship as well as to certify conditions defined by the law. The Official Certificate of Good Conduct is issued exclusively on the basis of data registered in the Criminal Records Register, the certificate excludes data related to the Offence Register.

The application for the certificate can be submitted in Hungary

  • by mail (the application form is available at post offices)
  • In person orally in the Customer Service Centre (1133 Budapest, Visegrádi utca 110–112.)
  • Electronically.


Abroad the application can be submitted in person exclusively through the Hungarian diplomatic and Consular representations out of Hungary.

An Official Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested by filling the appropriate form at this end. Original passport is required at the time of filling for this kind of service.

Submission can be arranged through e-mail to

If you would like to apply for the certificate, the official data sheet for the “certificate of good conduct” has to be filled and signed. Please complete the form in Hungarian and in block letters, in accordance with the rules of the Hungarian language.

The Official Certificate of Good Conduct is a public document issued only in Hungarian in a form of electronic public document. Should you request a legalised translation of the Hungarian document to English, an additional fee is applicable. Certificate of good character issued by Hungary is valid for 90 days.

The consular services fee of this service consists: Consular fee, certified translation to foreign language, Certificate copy.

For information about the fees please visit: “Consular fees”.


The procedure takes about a week. Please enclose a self-addressed envelope.


Datasheet Official Certificate of Good Conduct

Instructions for completing application form (english)