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 Criminal Record Extract (Certificate no. 3) or Extrait du Casier Judiciaire (Bulletin nº 3).

In France, there are three types of criminal record certificates:
- bulletin n ° 1: issued only to the courts,
- bulletin n ° 2: issued only to administrations and certain authorized bodies,
- bulletin n ° 3: the only document issued to individuals.

This check covers France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin or Saint Pierre and Miquelon. For French the territories Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia or French Polynesia, there are separate local checks. 

The categories of criminal conviction listed on a Bulletin 3 are:
• Custodial sentences of longer than 2 years without suspension or where the suspension of a sentence was revoked
• Custodial sentences of less than 2 years where the tribunal has ordered its disclosure in the CJN
• Active bans and disqualifications on the individual (for example restraining orders, directorship
disqualifications, licence disqualifications)
• Judicial control orders or any bans on exercising a particular profession or activity involving regular
contact with minors

The types of criminal conviction in France are:
• Violence against the person (agression sur les personnes)
• Sexual offences (agression sexuelle)
• Burglary (vol avec effraction, cambriolage)
• Robbery (vol)
• Theft and handling stolen goods (vol et recel)
• Fraud and forgery (fraude et contrefaçon)
• Criminal damage (préjudice sur les biens matériels)
• Drug offences (infractions a la législation sur lesstupéfiants)
• Motoring offences (infractions au code de la route)

Criminal records are deleted when the rehabilitation period is ended.

Est. turnaround time

7-15 working days

Supported in

France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands




Application form, Proof of identity

Data Sources

Ministry of Justice

Relevant Industries