Restricted posts for Law Enforcement

You can find the contact information for your ENU on the page listing the addresses of the ENUs.

Applying for a restricted post (as a Temporary Agent)

If you are applying for a post that is open only to staff from competent authorities in the Member States — such posts are marked with a ‘Restricted’ label — you must submit the form (Application form for Restricted Temporary Agents) through your Europol National Unit (ENU), which will forward it on to us for you.

Before you go through the trouble of applying for such a post, you must ensure that being posted at Europol is in line with, and can be accommodated by, your administrative situation with your current employer. Should your application be successful, you will be required to provide evidence to that effect before you can take up the post.

You must confirm in your application that you are employed by a competent authority, and have that confirmation signed by an official of that authority who is authorised to do so (see ENU confirmation).

In some cases, certain details of a vacancy notice will not be published for security reasons. In such cases, you should get in touch with your ENU to learn those details.

Seconded National Experts

If you are applying for a post that is open only to staff from competent authorities in the Member States — such posts are marked with a ‘Restricted’ label — you must submit the form (Application form for Seconded National Experts) through your Europol National Unit (ENU), which will forward it on to us for you.

You must confirm in your application that your application is supported by a competent authority, and have that confirmation signed by an official of that authority who is authorised to do so.

Getting started: the application form

Once you have seen a job you want to apply for, the first step is to complete the application form, which is in English.

Please note that you may not print the blank application form and complete it by hand. You must complete the form, and then print and sign it. We cannot accept handwritten applications.

Naturally, before putting the form in the envelope, you should check to make sure you have provided all the of information required. We cannot accept incomplete forms.

Sending in your application

If you are applying for a position as a Temporary Agent, you must submit the original form plus three copies, so four in total.

For a position as a Seconded National Expert, you must submit the original form plus two copies, so three in total.

Once you have completed the form, you can send it by regular post or by courier.

Here’s the address for regular post:

Europol
Human Resources
Recruitment & Selection
PO Box 90850
2509 LW The Hague
The Netherlands

For deliveries by courier, the address is:

Europol
Human Resources
Recruitment & Selection
Eisenhowerlaan 73
2517 KK The Hague
The Netherlands

Making sure you meet the deadline

You must send your application to us no later than the deadline indicated on the vacancy notice.

  • For delivery by post, the date of the postmark on the envelope indicates when it was sent.
  • For delivery by courier, the shipment date that appears on the form accompanying the envelope, and that is also recorded electronically, indicates when it was sent.

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted only if it can be shown they were sent no later than the deadline.

Next steps

When we have received your application, and if you sent it on time and everything is otherwise in order, we will send you an acknowledgement of receipt.

Because we receive so many applications, we will contact you further only if we shortlist you for the position you have applied for. If we do not contact you, you can assume that we will not be proceeding with your application.