The French criminal record: "Extrait de casier judiciaire" [fr]
How to obtain your "bulletin n° 3" :
You should personally contact the French ministry of Justice, "Service du casier judiciaire", which is the only relevant authority. The "Bulletin n° 3" (French certificate of good conduct) is issued free of charge to the person concerned only.
You can apply :
By Internet: www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr
By mail (Casier judiciaire national, 107 rue du Landreau, F-44317 NANTES CEDEX 3 FRANCE)
Please enclose a proof of identity (copy of your birth certificate, passport, etc.)
Application forms can be downloaded and printed from the website mentioned above. Below is an English translation.
If you were born outside of France, please attach a copy of proof of identity.
By fax (if your request is urgent) : On 01133 251 89 89 18
For further information, please contact directly the Service du casier judiciaire national :
CASIER JUDICIAIRE NATIONAL
107 rue du Landreau
F-44317 NANTES CEDEX 3
Tél. : 01133 251 89 89 51
Fax : 01133 251 89 89 18