How To Order A Certificate Of No Criminal Record In Ukraine. Obtaining A Certificate Of No Criminal Record Online

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A Certificate of No Criminal Record or an Extract from the Information-Analytical System “Accounting for Information on Bringing a Person to Criminal Responsibility and the Presence of a Criminal Record” is an official document, in paper or electronic form, issued by competent authorities. It confirms the absence or presence of a criminal record in individuals. The issuance and processing of the certificate of no criminal record in Ukraine are regulated by the Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine No. 207 dated March 30, 2022.

Currently, the certificate of no criminal record is a very important document for many aspects of public, professional, and personal life of any individual. The main key aspects associated with obtaining a certificate of no criminal record are:

  • Confirmation of an individual’s status: this certificate confirms that the person has no criminal record or provides information about the presence of criminal records, their nature, and status (extinguished, active criminal record);
  • Employment: In most cases, when hiring, in areas where employees have access to confidential information, finances, or work with vulnerable population groups;
  • Visa and immigration procedures: This certificate is necessary for applying for a visa, immigration, or obtaining citizenship both in Ukraine and in other countries;
  • Licensing and Certification: For some licenses and permits, submission of a certificate of no criminal record for employees is a necessity (for example, obtaining a license for security activities).

Procedure for obtaining a certificate of no criminal record.

Currently, the Certificate of No Criminal Record or an Extract from the Information-Analytical System can be obtained in both electronic and paper form.

Information from the IAS is provided to the Applicant in the form of an Extract, complying with the legislation on citizens’ appeals and protection of personal data, based on a request for an Extract on bringing to criminal responsibility, absence (presence) of a criminal record, or restrictions provided by the criminal procedural legislation of Ukraine.

Getting a certificate of no criminal record online:

A request in electronic form can be submitted and a certificate in the form of an extract can be obtained through the Ministry of Internal Affairs website, by logging into the Personal Account using a qualified electronic signature or through the “Diia” portal. This extract is generated automatically and immediately.

Submitting a request in paper form (this option is suitable if an individual applies for licenses, tender documentation, further legalization of the certificate):

A request for obtaining the Certificate (Extract) in paper form is submitted personally by the Applicant or by an authorized person in the prescribed manner, acting on the basis of a power of attorney or order, to the EIS MIA service, territorial service center, or a separate registration point of a qualified provider of electronic trust services of the accredited key certification center of the MIA, the employees of which, by the decision of the head of the legal entity ensuring the functioning of such a VPR ACCS MIA, are users of the remote access workplace to the IAS, regardless of the address of the declared/registered place of residence (stay) of the Applicant.

Do not forget to affix an apostille to the certificate of no criminal record.

To legalize such a certificate so that it is valid outside the territory of Ukraine, it is necessary to put an apostille on this certificate.

Obtaining a certificate of no criminal record in paper form online

If you need to obtain a certificate of no criminal record and affix an apostille to it, but you cannot personally apply to the MIA, you can contact the specialists of the “First Legal” Company.

To obtain a certificate (extract) of no criminal record, you need to submit:

  • A completed application-appeal;
  • A copy of the passport of the Applicant or the person regarding whom the Extract will be obtained;
  • The identification number of the Applicant or the person regarding whom the Extract will be obtained;
  • A power of attorney or order (in case of submission of the request by an authorized person).

If you do not have the time or energy to obtain a certificate of no criminal record, you can contact the “First Legal” Company. The company’s specialists will help you obtain this document with further legalization (apostille and consular legalization) so that this Certificate has legal force in any country in the world.


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