Fingerprint Form - Police Clearance Certificate

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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).

 Our process to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate.

 The applicant must provide a full set of their fingerprints, preferable 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.

 Forward the completed form together with our completed order form by express mail:

Louwrens Koen Attorneys
(For attention: Anika Rudman - Document Legalisation Division)
Po Box 108, Postnet, Eastwood Village

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

                        Louwrens Koen Attorneys
                        Park Street 755
                        Arcadia
                        Gauteng 
                        South-Africa
                        For Attention: Anika Rudman - 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.

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 with us.

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