Certificate of Good Conduct/ Criminal Record

Important! Please schedule an appointment before coming to the embassy.


An application for a Certificate of Good Conduct 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 appear in person (either when filing the application or when picking up the certificate) at the Embassy or at one of the Honorary Consulates within the Embassy's jurisdiction. It usually takes between one and three weeks to issue the certificate.

Documents required:

  • Criminal record application form (available only in German)

  • Identification (e.g. passport)

  • Consular fees: payment must be made in US$ per postal money order or cashier's check (payable to Embassy of Austria) or cash (exact change only, please).

  • Self-addressed, prepaid envelope

Embassy of Austria
Consular Section
3524 International Court, NW
Washington, D.C., 20008

Consulate Office Hours:
Monday through Friday,10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(except on Austrian and U.S. holidays )

E-mail: washington-ka@bmeia.gv.at