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Under Law No 37/2015 of 5 May 2015, in addition to the data subject and any person demonstrating that they are lodging a request on the data subject’s behalf or in their interest, the following entities may access the information contained in criminal records, but solely for the purposes designated for each of them:
Data subjects requesting certificates must prove that they are the actual data subject, confirm their identity by presenting a citizenship or identity card or any identification document suitable for the purpose, and state the end to which the certificate is intended. Where the request is made via the electronic platform, the data subject proves their identity through authentication by means of the citizenship card or a digital mobile key (Law No 37/2015 of 5 May 2015).
Requests for a criminal record certificate may be made by the following on behalf of the data subject:
Relatives or guardians submitting a request as referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) must demonstrate the capacity in which they are lodging the request, confirm their identity by presenting their citizenship or identity card or any other identification document suitable for that purpose, and state the end to which the certificate is intended.
A third party authorised to submit a request for a certificate by the data subject must present a declaration from the latter, duly signed and stating:
In addition to the above-mentioned declaration, the authorised third party must present his/her identification document as referred to in the authorisation declaration, and also the identification document of the data subject validating their signature and identification data, or a certified copy thereof.
The information contained in the criminal record or absence thereof is disclosed by means of issuing an (electronic) criminal record certificate identifying the person to whom it refers and confirming the contents of the record relating to that person, or absence thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the law on criminal identification and in view of the purpose for which it is intended. Certificates are valid for three months from the date of issue and solely for the purpose indicated in the request and mentioned on the certificate (Law No 37/2015 of 5 May 2015 and Decree-Law No 171/2015 of 25 August 2015).ºº
You can submit a request for a criminal record certificate via the website, at the premises of the Directorate-General for Justice Administration, via the network of Citizens’ Advice Bureaux (Lojas do Cidadão) or Citizens’ Centres (Espaços do Cidadão) that provide this service, to the central units or local magistrates at the Registrar of the District Courts, or at the bureaux of the Integrated Network of Support to Citizens (Rede Integrada de Apoio ao Cidadão) in the Azores.
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