- You can only apply for a certificate for yourself.
- A police certificate of conduct is valid for three months only.
Make sure you have a confirmation of the purpose of the certificate
Normally, your employer or assignment provider will provide you with a completed confirmation of the purpose (98 kB pdf) which you have to attach to your application. The list of approved police certificate purposes (156 kB pdf) lists the purposes in alphabetical order.
Are you a college- or university student?
As a pilot project, it is from 1 August 2022 possible to apply for a police certificate directly from Studentweb for some studies. It is each individual study place that decides which study programs are relevant for this, and it may be that some studies are not relevant this year.
- We recommend that you wait to apply for a police certificate until you have gained access to Studentweb and see if your studies are there.
If the study you have been offered admission to, can be found in Studentweb:
Confirmation of the offer of admission and the correct purpose for the police certificate is sent automatically from Studentweb to the police application portal. You must log in to our application portal and confirm your application afterwards.
If you do not find the study in Studentweb, you must apply in the usual way:
The offer letter from Coordinated Admissions or the educational institution is your confirmation of purpose.
- The receipt from the campus or Studentweb is not valid as confirmation.
Requirement for a police certificate in connection with practical studies or clinical teaching
If the educational institution requires a police certificate during the study in connection with practical studies or clinical teaching, they fill in a separate purpose confirmation for you. The purpose confirmation must indicate that the educational institution requires a police certificate from you, and must contain
- your name
- information about which study program you are a student at
- information about why a police certificate is required of you (for example, clinical teaching or practical studies)
- legal authority for requirements for a police certificate
Are you an upper secondary school student planning a work practice period?
According to new guidelines, your school can no longer request a police certificate of conduct or issue a confirmation of its purpose on behalf of your employer.
Your employer is your work practice provider, and only they can request a police certificate of conduct, provided there is a legal basis for it. If there is a legal basis for requesting a police certificate of conduct, they must complete the confirmation of purpose form for you, which you must attach when you apply for a certificate.
Are you under 18?
If you are under 18, a guardian must also sign the confirmation. Only apply for a police certificate of conduct when you have found a work practice employer.