We can assist you in facilitating South African Police Clearance Certificates at SAPS. Whether you are in South Africa or living abroad, we will be able to assist you. We are committed to taking on all the admin on and stress on your behalf. We aim to get your Police Clearance Certificate within 10 -20 working days.
All you must do is contact us with the following:
- A duly completed SAPS 91(a) fingerprint application for
- A certified copy of the applicant’s ID / Passport
- Should a maiden surname and/or other surnames be required on the requested Police Clearance Certificate, this will need to be mentioned in the application and proof of the maiden surname and/or other surnames will need to be provided and attached to the PCC application. (eg. a certified copy of marriage certificate).
- Send us the documents via courier or POSTNET.
Once we have received your payment and all your required documents, we proceed to submit the applications in person at the Criminal Records Center (CRC) in Pretoria where we will ensure that your application gets registered and processed accordingly. As soon as your application has been successfully completed, we will: Email you a scanned copy of your Police Clearance Certificate for you to have a look if all the details on the document are correct. Courier the original document to you via DHL (International) or Courier Guy (SA.
Detailed description of the Process
- A full set of his/her fingerprints on a SAPS 91(a) when living in South Africa. The fingerprints must be taken by the South African Police Service.
- Persons living outside South Africa, may apply at the any police station in that country or at the South African Embassy. Fingerprints must be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the applicable country or download the SAPS 91(a) fingerprint inquiry form.
- An application form must be duly completed.
- A certified copy of the applicant's identity document/passport. The applicant must present his/her identity document/passport at the police station, as proof of identity will be required.
- Should a maiden surname and/or other surnames be required on a Police Clearance Certificate, mention must be made thereof in the application and documentary proof of the maiden surname and/or other surnames (for example a certified copy of marriage certificate) must be attached to the application.
- Proof of payment. The prescribed fee is R150,00 per application. The required non-refundable tariff is payable in cash at the nearest police station or electronically into the South Africa Police Service’s account in favour of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service. The banking details are as follow: ABSA cheque account number 4054522787; branch code 632005; Swift code ABSAZAJJXXX. In the case of an electronic payment, the letters “PCC” followed by the initials and surname of the applicant must be indicated as reference.
- Applicants living abroad may forward the application and required documents directly to CR & CSM for processing. Applications received from abroad will not be returned to the applicant. The applicant must monitor progress via the SAPS website and upon completion arrange for collection as indicated on the application form. For security purposes the certificate will only be handed over to the person nominated by the applicant or chosen courier service. Note that certificates not collected within three months after finalisation will be destroyed.
- Applicants living in South Africa may, at no additional costs to the applicant, request the police station to forward the applications to CR & CSM in Pretoria. The applicant may also in person deliver the application to CR & CSM in Pretoria or use the service of a postal or courier service at his/her own cost. For security purposes the certificate will upon completion only be handed over to the applicant or person nominated by the applicant or chosen courier service as indicated on the application form. Where the applicant requested the certificate to be returned to the police station, the responsible person at the police station must ensure that the certificate is handed over to the applicant in person. Proof of identity must be presented when the certificate is collected.
- If the applicant provides his/her cell number (currently only available in South Africa) on the application for a Police Clearance Certificate, he/she will be provided with a sms acknowledging receipt of the application and the reference number allocated to his/her certificate. A follow-up sms will be sent upon completion of the application. While the application is being processed, the applicant can establish the progress on the status of the application by enquiring on the SAPS’s website.
Are you in need of a South African Police Clearance Certificate? We Can Assist. Avoid standing in queues and. Let us handle this for you. Within 10-20 working days, your original PCC will be in your hands.
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Complete the online form and we will get right back to you with a no obligation cost quotation and period estimate. Use the integrated encrypted facility to upload your document you want us to check.
We take care of the entire process. Send us your documents and save yourself a lot of trouble and time.
- One simple to complete the order form to complete and post with your documents. Click for Online Quotation & Order Form
- On receipt, your documents are checked for suitability and to confirm the best way to process them. Click here for the list of commonly legalised documents.
- We then attend the various governmental departments, translator, High Court, Department of Foreign Affairs and the relevant embassy. It can take up to 10 attendances at various institutions to have your documents legalised up to embassy level.
- We add embassy fees onto our account. It is advisable to first get a quotation of costs especially if the documents are for corporate or business purposes. Some embassies charge substantial fees for these corporate legalisations.
We understand that legalising documents for use abroad can be complicated. We are here to make your life easier. Do not hesitate to contact us for help or advice. You are also welcomed to visit our offices to discuss your options, costs involved and estimated time frames for completion.
For further information please contact:
Hanelie de Beer / Zune Naude
Document Legalisation Services
Office 4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, Loftus Versveld, 416 Kirkness Street, Pretoria.