SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES

The application for a police clearance certificate is a personal matter that the applicant must attend to. The issuing of a clearance certificate is the sole responsibility of the SAPS Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria.

This service is available to people who require confirmation of their criminal status for emigration purposes or for working abroad. A certificate stating whether any criminal offences are recorded against the applicant, will be issued. Fingerprints are taken at the nearest police station, whereafter they will be analysed and the certificate will be issued. Only the SAPSís Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria may issue police clearance certificates.

Please see the following website for details: www.saps.gov.za click on FAQs.; and select "How to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)".