South African Police Clearance status check

South African Police Clearance status check

A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is an official document issued by the Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (CR & CSM) that states whether or not any criminal convictions have been recorded against an individual. This service is available to people who need to confirm their criminal status for immigration purposes or for travel or work abroad.

South African Police Clearance status check
South African Police Clearance status check

South African Police Clearance status check

Issuance of a Police Clearance Certificate is the sole responsibility of Pretoria’s criminal record and crime scene management. The applicant must submit the following documents:

  • A full set of his/her fingerprints on a SAPS 91(a) when living in South Africa.
  • The fingerprints must be taken by the South African Police Service.
  • Persons living outside South Africa, may apply at the any police station in that country or at the South African Embassy.
  • Fingerprints must be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the applicable country or, if available, on the SAPS 91(a) fingerprint enquiry form.
  • An application form must be duly completed.
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s identity document/passport. The applicant must present his/her identity document/passport at the police station, as proof of identity will be required.
  • Should a maiden surname and/or other surnames be required on a Police Clearance Certificate, mention must be made thereof in the application and documentary proof of the maiden surname and/or other surnames (for example a certified copy of marriage certificate) must be attached to the application.
  • Proof of payment. The prescribed fee is R150,00 per application. The required non-refundable tariff is payable in cash at the nearest police station or electronically into the South Africa Police Service’s account in favour of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service. The banking details are as follow: ABSA cheque account number 4054522787; branch code 632005; Swift code ABSAZAJJXXX. In the case of an electronic payment, the letters “PCC” followed by the initials and surname of the applicant must be indicated as reference.

Applicants living abroad may submit the application and required documents directly to the CR & CSM for processing. Applications received from abroad will not be returned to the applicant. The applicant must monitor progress via the SAPS website and upon completion arrange for collection as indicated on the application form.

Applicants who live in South Africa may not, at no additional cost to the applicant, require a police station to send applications to the CR&CSM in Pretoria. The applicant may also deliver the application in person to the CR & CSM in Pretoria or use the courier or courier service at their own expense.

. Note that certificates not collected within three months after finalisation will be destroyed.

. Note that certificates not collected within three months after finalisation will be destroyed.

POSTAL ADDRESS

The Head: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (For attention: Police Clearance Certificates)
South African Police Service
Private Bag X308
PRETORIA
South Africa
0001

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

The Head: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (For attention: Police Clearance Certificates)
South African Police Service
Bothongo Plaza West
CRC Client Service Centre
1st Floor, Room 14
271 Francis Baard Street
PRETORIA

If you could not trace your application or would like more information regarding your Police Clearance Certificate please contact The followings

Tel: +27 (0) 12 393 3928
Fax: +27 (0) 12 393 3909
E-mail: [email protected]

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