Police Clearance Certificate
What is a Police Clearance Certificate?
A Police Clearance Certificate is the certificate issued by the Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Services which is a record of your convictions. This certificate is widely known as a Police Clearance Certificate, Police Clearance, Criminal Record, Arrest Record, Criminal Record, Certificate of Good Conduct etc.
A police certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police clearance certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, rap
sheet, arrest record etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments. In South Africa Police Clearance Certificates are issued by the Criminal Record centre of the SAPS.
Process to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate.
A) Obtain a set of official fingerprints
• In South Africa you must obtain the from your local Police Station. Important if you pay the R 96 at the
police Station in South Africa add the receipt to your documents.
• If you are out of South Africa you must obtain them from a official fingerprint taker in your host country
which can include the police services, post office or a appointed fingerprint taker.
• The fingerprints must be a full set taken on a official fingerprint form.
• If the host country does not want to use their fingerprints you can download the SAPS fingerprints from here.
C) Download and complete application for Police Clearance Certificate.