To Obtain Criminal Record Certificate in Turkey

February 1, 2020 Gökhan Cindemir 0 Comments

Obtain Criminal Record Certificate in Turkey
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Under Turkish Law, after five years later convicted person can request expunge his/her criminal record. The right against self-incrimination arises as an inherent right of a person pursuant to Article 76 of Turkish Constitution. Accordingly, criminal records can be saved for 5 years. Only Attorney General’s Office or convicted person has right to access that private personal data.

Criminal record can be obtained via power of attorney issued by convicted person. Legal attorney who is registered to Union of Turkish Bar Associations (https://www.barobirlik.org.tr/en) . Registered attorneys at law in Istanbul can be found at the link : https://www.istanbulbarosu.org.tr/AttorneySearch.aspx

Turkish lawyer can apply to Attorney General’s Office in order to get the document . Criminal record document requires apostille stamp, if it is requested from a foreigner. Please note that it is very important to provide Turkish Residence Id Card or at least ID number. Sometimes problem arises generally with Arabic names due length of the name. In that regard, sometimes digital system is not able to search correct name. Therefore, ID number during residence of a foreigner is very beneficial.

Document can be only given in Turkish. If foreigners country is part of an apostille agreement , it will be valid in their country and they can translate the document to apostille country’s language in case it is needed. In case that country of a foreigner does not have apostille agreement, they need to get approval from Turkish Consulate of their country to prove it is a document given by Republic of Turkey.

Getting criminal record from a Attorney General’s Court department takes maximum few hours.

To Obtain Criminal Record Certificate in Turkey was last modified: March 1st, 2020 by Gökhan Cindemir