Police Clearance Certificate - South-Africa - Apostille, Authentication for use outside the borders of South-Africa

A police clearance certificate is in essence your criminal record or to be more precise the declaration of the absence of  a criminal record in South-Africa. The certificate is issued by the Criminal Record Center of the South African Police Services This certificate is widely known as a Police Clearance Certificate, Police Clearance, Criminal Record, Arrest Record, Criminal Record, Certificate of Good Conduct (Click Here for a list).

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The applicant must provide a full set of their fingerprints, preferably taken at their nearest Police Station. The applicant's full name, surname, date of birth, place of birth and identity number (if available) must also be recorded on the fingerprint form. A copy of the applicant's ID document/passport must accompany the application. The applicant must present their Identity Document at the police station as proof of identity will be required.

South African citizens living outside the Republic, may apply at any Police Station in that country or at the South African Embassy. Fingerprints should be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the specific country or if not available the SAPS fingerprint form. The fingerprint form must be signed by the person who took the fingerprints. The application must be accompanied by a completed set of fingerprints and a copy of the applicants Identity Document or Passport.

If the applicant provide his/her cell phone number (currently only South African) on the application for a Police Clearance Certificate he/she will be provided with an sms indicating that application was received and the reference number that will be allocated to his/her certificate. The applicant can then determine, by making use of the reference number provided, when his/her Police Clearance Certificate has been finalized at the Police Clearance office by making use of the facility on the SAPS web site.

 The application together with may also be delivered in person or couriered to: 

                        Louwrens Koen Attorneys
                        Loftus Versveld Northern Pavillion (Gate12), 2nd Floor Office 4, 416 Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
                        Tel: 087 001 0733
                        Cell: 084 316 3765
                        For Attention: Hanelie de Beer - Document Legalisation Services

We will then lodge the application on your behalf and pick same up in person. After receipt we then legalise the police clearance certificate by means of apostille certificate or authentication depending on the destination country for an additional fee.

The cost of the service is R450.00, which costs, excludes SAPS, embassy and courier fees.

Should you need any further in formation, need an cost quote or want to get started please contact us.





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