G M T M Consultants since 1999 South African Home Affairs Documents.

Situated near most relevant Government Departments, Institutions, Embassy's and the Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Service.

Tel: 0027 126709010 or 012 670 9010

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South Africa


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012 6709010/22

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Police Clearance Certificate

What is a Police Clearance Certificate?

It is a certificate confirming your criminal status i.e. if you had any criminal convictions.

What shows on a Police Clearance certificate?

Any offence you were charged with and found guilty irrespective of the charge. It can even be for a minor offence like drunk and disorderly. This also includes admissions of guilt for example reckless driving.

What does not show on a Police Clearance Certificate?

Minor traffic offences and bad debt.

When will a Police Clearance Certificate not be issued?

When a person is endorsed as wanted a clearance certificate will not be issued until the wanted status is removed from a persons name.

Where does one apply for a Police Clearance?

In South Africa the Criminal Record Centre which is part of the South African Police Service issues the certificate.

Application can be done through two avenues namely by handing in the application at the local Police or direct at the Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria..

What is needed to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate?

A set of fingerprints on a official form, copy of ID or passport and proof of payment, The following information must be recorded on the fingerprints. Name, surname, date of birth and Identity number. The designation of the finger print taker must be shown.

What is needed for a Police Clearance?

The applicant must provide a full set of his/her fingerprints, preferably taken at their nearest police station. The applicant’s full name, surname, date of birth, place of birth and identity number must also be recorded on the fingerprint form. A copy of the applicant’s identity document or passport must accompany the application. The applicant must present their identity document at the police station, as proof of identity will be required.

What must you take with for your fingerprints?

In South Africa the fingerprint fee in cash, your ID or passport and something to clean your hands with after your prints has been taken.

Is electronic prints accepted?

Electronic prints are only accepted if the prints originate outside of South Africa.

How long does it take to obtain a Police Clearance?

There any many factors involved bit the clearance generation side takes approximately 15 working days but unfortunately delays occur which makes a turn around time of 6 weeks plus not uncommon.

This delay can be avoided by using specialists like GMTM Consultants.\

Can a Police Clearance be Attested or Legalised for use out side of South Africa?

The certificate can be legalised for use outside of South Africa.

How long is a Police clearance Valid for?

It depends on the target country or organisation but usually between 3 and 12 months with 6 months being the norm.

Can you get more than one copy?

Re-prints can be obtained within the first six months from the original issue.

Can the same finger prints used more than once?

No except for a re-print within the first six months from issue new finger prints must be used for a new application.

From what age can a person get a Police Clearance Certificate?

There is no age restriction but as Records for minors, under the age of 16 ,  is closed no information of offences that happened under the age of 16 will be made public and thus there is no use for clearances for people under 16.

Can a criminal Conviction be removed from a persons name?

Yes if certain criteria is met the criminal offence can be expunged or removed. Please read more here

Are a Police Clearance known by other names or definitions?

Yes here are a few examples: Absence of Police Record, Arrest Record, Arrest Record Certificate, Arrest record check, Arrest record search, Attesting to Presence of a Criminal Record, Attesting to Non-Presence of a Criminal Record

Behaviour Check, Back ground check, Behaviour certificate, Background History Clearance Certificate, Behaviour report

Basic disclosure certificate, Certificate of a Criminal Record, Certified Criminal Records Check, Certificate of Absence of a Criminal Record, Certificate of Clearance, Certificate of Criminal Conduct, Certificate of Criminal Conviction, Certificate of no Criminal conviction,Certificate of No Objection, Certificate of a No Criminal Record, Certificate of Police Record,

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Police Clearance, Police Clearance Letter, Police Clearance Application, Police Clearance Check, Police Clearance Form, Police Record, Police Record Check, Police Record Search, Police Clearance Certificate

Public Arrest Record/s, Penal Registry Certificate, SAPS Criminal Clearance Certificate, Warrant of Arrest Record

What is a Police Clearance Certificate used for?

Visa Applications, Job Applications, Work Application,  Immigration, Marriage, Adoption, Criminal Record Expungement, Liqueur License, Professional Drivers Permit, Special licenses like liqueur, arms and ammunition and explosives license.

Either call us on (+27) 012 670 9010/20 or email us at info@gmtm.co.za for the full information package.

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Regards Gawie Maritz

Owner and Managing Director