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Expungment South Africa


Certificates RSA will get your Expungement Certificate faster and easier than it will take you to do it on your own.

Continue reading for more information about how the process works. If you still have questions please contact us.

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Expungment South Africa is a legal process that allows individuals to clear their criminal records. Providing them with a fresh start and improved opportunities for employment, travel, and other aspects of life. Expungment  essentially removes certain criminal convictions from an individual's record, treating them as if they never occurred.

If your application to have your police record expunged is successful you will no longer be considered convicted of that crime.

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 gone 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. During the 10 years since your conviction you have not been convicted and imprisoned, without the option of a fine, for any other offence

4. Sentenced to the following sentences:

  • Conviction of lesser serious crimes (for example minor charges of theft, assault, fraud etc.)
  • Politically motivated crimes

5. Convicted of an offence based on race.

In order for us to assist you with the expungement we would need to know the following (please add this information when emailing us your documentation):

  • Date of record
  • Nature of record
  • Sentence

If you have already obtained an illicit report please let us know as the above would not be required.


How to apply

After completing your online order, please send an email to onlineorders@certificatesrsa.co.za:

Lead time

Lead times will depend on your chosen option:

  • Option 1: 6 to 8 weeks
  • Option 2: 16 - 20 weeks

Once the record has been cleared from your name, we can assist with a police clearance certificate, this will be a seperate process

Disclaimer: Certificates RSA does not guarantee lead times in any way and does not accept responsibility for any loss due to delays in issue of certificates and/or certificates issued with faulty information.

Variations in delivery times from the DHA fluctuate. We cannot and will not be held responsible or liable for any costs incurred due to late or non delivery.

Additional costs

Cash deposits: If you will be making a cash deposit please include R50.00 for banking charges, or a separate invoice will be issued.

International payments: If paying from an international account, please include bank charges of R250.00 per transaction, or a separate invoice will be issued.

Courier: Once the certificate/s are ready they will be sent to you via courier. Please select the correct courier option when placing your order. If you are unsure about which region to select, please choose "Please send me a separate quote" and we will send you a separate invoice. If you choose an incorrect region (eg. if you select "Courier South Africa - Main Centre" but reside in a remote/outlying area in South Africa), a separate invoice will be issued to cover any additional costs.

Once the parcel has been collected from us it is out of our control and any queries should be directed to the courier company directly.

Please note that from time to time the CRC and HA experiences backlogs and turnaround times listed on our website cannot be guaranteed. Loadshedding is putting a lot of pressure on the system and affecting applications and turnaround times. Kindly take this into consideration when making travelling plans or have deadlines.