Apostille French Criminal Records

Certify French Criminal Record Extracts (Extrait de Casier Judiciaire) for use in Europe and abroad

Apostille French Criminal Record Extracts for use abroad

Isarey provides specialist Apostille and attestation services to certify documents in France. We authenticate French Criminal Record Extracts required for submission to authorities in other countries or in support of visa and residency applications.

Criminal record certificates issued in the France can be authenticated for official use in countries which are signatories to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab) by obtaining an Apostille stamp from the Court of Appeal in Rennes (Cour d'appel de Rennes). This normally takes 1 - 2 weeks.

Extracts required for other countries must be legalized by the Legalization Office of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères). Non-Apostille countries include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Isarey will take care of the entire process for you. We offer individual assistance certifying your documents and a dedicated project manager to ensure that each process is carried out efficiently and securely.

We'll arrange an insured courier to collect your original certificate and then obtain all necessary apostilles, legalizations and certifications. We also provide notarized and certified translations into Spanish, French, Portuguese and other languages, so that your certificate is properly legalized and ready to submit in the country where you need to present it.

We arrange secure delivery by courier worldwide.

European Union

Submission within the European Union
French certificates of no criminal record do not require Apostilles when being submitted to other states of the European Union where the certificate is for a citizen of France and where the criminal record is clean. Non-French nationals may still require an Apostille. For further information, see:
Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

How to obtain a French criminal record certificate

French Criminal Background Checks can be obtained online. Certificates cannot be lawfully obtained by third parties. The certificate needed for submitting proof of no criminal record to authorities abroad and in visa applications is the Extrait de casier judiciaire (bulletin n°3).

Most authorities requiring criminal record certificates ask for a recent certificate (usually issued within the last three months). French certificates must have been issued within the last six months to be valid for legalization.

For further information about our French Apostille and legalization service for Criminal Record Extracts, use our online quotation form or send us an email. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)