The Criminal Records Database is a state database holding data about punished persons and their punishments. Since year 2012 the Criminal Records Database is a part of the state-wide e-File.
Queries to the Criminal Records Database
In order to get a notice from the Criminal Records Database a query must be made. The valid records of the Criminal Records Database are public – except misdemeanour cases where the person has only one valid misdemeanour record with the main punishment being less than 200 € (50 fine units) and with no additional punishment. The Criminal Records Database also does not publish the data about punishments of minors.
It is mandatory to use the application form to make queries to the Criminal Records Database, both on paper and electronically.
Making a query about someone else requires the forename, surname and personal ID code of that natural person or the name and Business Registry code of that legal person.
Registry data is issued in Estonian language only. In order to obtain a notice from criminal records database in any other language it must be taken to a sworn translator. Information about sworn translators in Estonia can be found on the website of Ministry of Justice.
Notices from the Criminal Records Database are released within two working days after the date of receipt of the query.
Payment data for state fees:
SEB Pank - IBAN EE891010220034796011
Swedbank - IBAN EE932200221023778606
Danske Bank A/S Estonia - IBAN EE403300333416110002
Nordea Bank Finland PLC Estonia - IBAN EE701700017001577198
Reference number: 2900082388
(Ministry of Finances)