Getting a Police Clearance South Africa, a Police Clearance Zimbabwe or a police record expunged can be time consuming and frustrating.
If you are looking for more information about the process of getting your police clearance, then here’s all you need to know.
This is an official document issued as a result of a background check done on an individual person to enumerate any criminal records he or she may have.
The CRC in Pretoria issues police clearances.
The most common reasons for needing to apply for a police clearance are when you are applying for a job or for immigration purposes.
All your details will be recorded on the fingerprint form. The form must also be signed by the person that took the fingerprints.
If you are going to arrange your own police clearance, you can submit your application at your closest police station, and they will forward it to the Pretoria CRC, this process can take up to 6 months. Alternatively, we can assist you with your application.
For New Applications:
You need to obtain a set of fingerprints from your local police station, you will also need to pay R170.00. They will take your fingerprints on this form. Please make sure to complete this form and sign it.
You will need to supply us with your completed and signed application form with your fingerprints.
A copy of your identity document or passport must accompany the application form.
We can arrange a courier to collect from you, or you can make arrangements to get these documents to us.
If you have lived in Zimbabwe you may need a Zimbabwean police clearance. We can make the process easier and faster for you.
What do we need from you?
1) A set of fingerprints obtained from a local police station
2) A completed and signed FORM 137 – Click here to download the FORM 137
3) A copy of your passport and/or identity document
4) Proof of payment
Turnaround time – 4 weeks from day of submission
If your application to have your police record expunged is successful you will no longer be considered convicted of that crime. Your criminal record will be removed permanently from the national criminal register.
Once you have your police record expunged you can honestly tell employers and any other interested parties that you have not been convicted of a crime. The expunged criminal record will no longer show on employer background checks.
You have a good chance of successfully getting your police record expunged if:
1 Ten years have passed since the date of the conviction of your offence.
2 You received a sentence of periodical imprisonment or correctional supervision as opposed to a direct prison sentence.
3 You were sentenced to the following sentences:
5 You were convicted of an offence based on race.
Please contact us to assist with getting your criminal record expunged.