Legalising and obtaining South-African police clearance certificates

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. Also known as a Police Clearance Certificate, Police Clearance, Criminal Record, Arrest Record, Criminal Record, Certificate of Good Conduct (Click Here for a list).

 Our Police Clearance Certificate Application Process

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) is 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 that are living outside the Republic may apply at any Police Station in that country or the South African Embassy. Fingerprints should be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the country or if not available the SAPS fingerprint form.

 The application together with our completed order form 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
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                       For Attention: 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 using an apostille certificate or authentication depending on the destination country for an additional fee.

The cost of the service is R450.00, which costs, excludes embassy and courier fees (if applicable).

Should you need any further information, need a quotation or want to get started, please contact us.

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