View your criminal record

If you want to know whether you have a criminal record, or what is on your record, please submit a request to view your criminal record. Officially, a criminal record is called an ‘uittreksel justitiële documentatie’ (extract from the judicial records).

Last updated on 10 August 2021

Who can have a criminal record?

Persons 12 years of age and older always receive a criminal record (in Dutch) in the event of a criminal offence.  Some examples are:

  • drug trafficking
  • theft
  • murder

For minor offences, it depends on the type of offence, and on the penalty you receive. For instance, you do not need to appear in court for traffic offences. So you will not receive a criminal record either. If you have a criminal record, you will be on file with the Ministry of Justice.

Submitting a request to view your criminal record

Submit your request (in Dutch) to the Judicial Information Service (Justitiële Informatiedienst). You will receive an invitation to view your criminal record. You can do this at the court in the area where you live. You are only permitted to view your own criminal record.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Judicial and Criminal Records Act

Decision on Judicial and Criminal Records

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