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Police Clearance Certificate


A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is an official document issued by the Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (CR & CSM) stating whether or not any criminal convictions have been recorded against an individual. It's a document which provides confirmation of a person’s criminal status.

Who needs to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate

There is no hard and fast rule determining when you need a PCC, but here are scenarios that might leave you rushing to obtain your Police Clearance:

  • Want to Emigrate, Working or Studying Abroad.
  • Foreign Work Permit Applications or Certain Visa Applications.

How long does it take to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate?

The processing time at the Criminal Record Centre takes approximately 10 - 15 working days from the day that the completed application is received, until the Police Clearance Certificate is issued and If you have any prior convictions or criminal background, it can take longer.

How can we help you?

We can help you obtain your South African Police Clearance Certificate within 10 to 15 working days. In order to apply for a SAPS Police Clearance certificate on your behalf we require the following:

  • Full set of your fingerprints on a SAPS 91(a) form, Certified copy of your ID/passport, Marriage certificate if you require your maiden and married surname on the PCC, SAPS Application form and Proof of R150 payment made at the police station (SAPS Fee).

How does it Work?

  • Applicants must hand deliver or courier all above documents to our Head Office in Midrand.
  • Once we have received all your documents, we submit the next working day at the Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria.
  • Follow up to ensure that the application gets registered and processed accordingly.
  • Once the application is finalized and issued, we collect the Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Depending on the delivery method chosen (we will either keep for collection or Courier to your home or work address).

How much does it cost?

Only R350.00 (This fee excludes any courier fees). Should you require your PCC to be couriered to your home or work address, please pay in addition the following fee:

  • Courier back to South African Address - R150.00
  • Courier back to International Address - R695.00

"For your peace of mind" Payment is only required once you receive proof of submission of your application!

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