How to obtain a police certificate - Greece

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Penal Certificate for General Purposes

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you were born in Greece:

If you live in Greece:

You (or a representative designated to act on your behalf) should apply

  1. in person at the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Court of First Instance in the area where you live or where you were born
  2. at the local KEP (Citizens’ Service Centers)

If you live outside of Greece:

You must go to the nearest Greek embassy or consulate. It is at the discretion of the Consul to accept or refuse your application. In the event the request is not accepted, you should designate a representative in Greece in order to act on your behalf. 

If you were born outside of Greece:

If you live in Greece:

You or your nominated representative designated to act on your behalf can apply

  1. in person at the Ministry of Justice, Division of Criminal Records (see Special notes and considerations for complete address)
  2. at the local KEP (Citizens’ Service Centers)
  3. by phone : tel. 1502

If you live outside of Greece:

You must go to the nearest Greek embassy or consulate. It is at the discretion of the Consul to accept or refuse your application. In the event the request is not accepted, you should designate a representative in Greece in order to act on your behalf. 

Information and documents you need:

Applicable fees: criminal records in Greece are provided free of charge. It is not known if there are consular fees for the applications that are accepted by the Greek consulates abroad.

Special notes and considerations

Ministry of Justice
Division of Criminal Records
Mesogion 96
11527 Athens
Greece

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