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Certificate from the National Criminal Register

Do you need a certificate of lack of criminal record from the National Criminal Register (KRK)? Such a certificate may be required from you when you participate in a tender or in other situations where the law requires that members of the company's governing bodies (e.g. when obtaining a licence) are not criminally prosecuted. This certificate may also be useful if you want to work in a position where the law requires no criminal record, or if you want to hire an employee for whom there is a statutory requirement of no criminal record. Check below how you can obtain a certificate from the National Court Register.

How to proceed

This procedure can be completed:

  • by post
  • electronically
  • w sądzie (osobiście lub przez pełnomocnika)

Complete the procedure online If you want to apply for a certificate from the National Court Register electronically, you must have a qualified electronic signature or Trusted Profile and have an account in the e-KRK system.

What you should know and who can use this service

Every natural person and every collective entity shall have the right to obtain information on whether or not data on them have been collected in the register. A collective entity (company) may also obtain information on the members of its bodies (management) or its employees. When submitting the application, the company must provide the legal basis for obtaining such a certificate from the National Court Register.

When you should complete this procedure

At any time

Where you can complete this procedure

What to do step by step

  1. Submit a request for information


  1. Employee of the court or the Information Office of the National Criminal Register

The employee of the information office (point) will put a stamp on your application (or enquiry form), e.g. that you are not listed in the National Criminal Register file. The application together with the stamp has the power of a certificate.

If you applied for a certificate electronically, you will receive a document in the form of an XML file to your account in the e-KRK system, which can be saved on an IT data carrier (e.g. USB stick, CD, DVD). The certificate can be visualized using the e-KRK functionality. A printout is not a document.


You will receive a document as:
Oryginał, Dokument elektroniczny

How much you will have to pay

The cost of obtaining the certificate using the traditional method (in person or by post) is - PLN 30.

The fee can be paid by means of court fee signs, in cash at the cash desk of the Ministry of Justice, in cash at the cash desk of the court or to the bank account of the Ministry of Justice.

The cost of obtaining a certificate using the e-KRK system is PLN 20.

You can only pay for a certificate obtained electronically by means of payment mechanisms available in the e-KRK system.

How long you will have to wait

How long you have to wait for a certificate depends on how you submit your application: 1. by letter - the office will send the certificate within 7 days of receiving the application at the latest. 2. in person - you will be informed as soon as you submit your application. In exceptional cases, you may receive the information later, but within 7 days of submitting the application at the latest. 3. online - the certificate is usually sent the same day, but no later than 7 days after submitting the application. The certificate will be sent to your account in the KRK system.

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