This check establishes if an individual has a criminal record.

What does it check?

This check establishes if an individual has a criminal record.

This check provides what is referred to as a Model 595 Criminal Record Extract or Modèle 595 Extrait du Casier Judiciaire / Uittreksel Uit Het Strafregister. In Belgium, as long as the individual is still registered with a local municipality, the Criminal Record Certificate can be requested only by the individual and not by a third party (Subject Access Request). We'll guide and assist the individual in making a Subject Access Request (SAR) for the certificate and validate it. There are three types of extracts in Belgium:
  • Model 595 which is available for any purpose
  • Model 596-1 which is available only for regulated roles (see below)
  • Model 596-2 which is available only for those working with children (minors)
The certificate will contain the following personal information:
  • Full name
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Profession
  • Nationality
  • Commune
  • Address
  • National number (not the same as ID-card number)
The certificate is valid for three months.
Categories of criminal conviction in Belgium include (in English, Dutch and French):
  • Violence against the person (NL: geweld tegen personen FR: violence contre les personnes)
  • Sexual offences (NL: sexuele delicten FR: les infractionssexuelles)
  • Burglary (NL: inbraak FR: cambriolage)
  • Robbery (NL: diefstal FR: vol)
  • Theft and handling stolen goods (NL: heling FR: recel)
  • Fraud and forgery (NL: namaak/vervalsing FR: contrefaçon de biens/ falsification)
  • Criminal damage (NL: vandalisme FR: vandalisme)
  • Drug offences (NL: drugsdelicten FR: les infractions desdrogue)
  • Motoring offences (NL: verkeersdelicten FR: les infractions de traffic)
Convictions are removed automatically when they become “spent”

Est. turnaround time

3-10 working days

Supported in





Identity document

Data Sources

Ministry of Justice

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