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Overview

The police clearance certificate confirms whether you have a criminal record or not. Police Clearance Certificate is a document that is issued by the (Criminal Records Centre) South African Police Service (SAPS) in Pretoria, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the South African Police, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in South Africa. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy).It is issued to any individual who reside more than 6 months in South Africa.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

You need to provide a filled completed application from for a Police Clearance Certificate. Full set of fingerprints of both the hands obtained from the applicant’s at our Organization on South African Police fingerprint form SAPS 91(a), certified by our Organization. The completed application form with other supporting documents are directly forwarded to South African Police Service (Criminal Records Centre), in Pretoria. The SAPS (Criminal Records Centre) take 3-4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found and after that they send the certified criminal record check (hard copy) via regular mail.

Documents required for PCC

  1. Completed application form
  2. Full set of fingerprints impressions on SAPS 91(a)
  3. Four recent passport size photographs (without spectacles & Cap)
  4. Self-Attested colored scanned/photocopies of your passports (current & old) and another Identity document (email: realscanbiometric@gmail.com)
  5. Documentary proof of last residential address in South Africa
  6. Copy of your Residence Permit/Work Permit/Appointment Letter/Dependent Pass etc.
  7. Purpose for PCC (Immigration Authority Letter) or Letter stating the reasons for PCC

Processing Time

We will give the original certificate in 40 working days at the mentioned address. The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police. For security and privacy reasons this process is unable to enquire on the progress of applications with the South African Police Service.

Processing Fee

All Applicable Fee with Processing Charges
Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.

Police Certificate Issuing Authority

The Head of the South African Criminal Record Centre

South Africa

Address of Embassy in India

B-18, Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi, DELHI-110057

Check-list of Documents

Before leaving our office please verify the check-list that documents in order-

  1. Completed application form
  2. Full set of fingerprints impressions on SAPS 91(a)
  3. Four recent passport size photographs (without spectacles & Cap)
  4. Self-Attested colored scanned/photocopies of your passports (current & old) and another Identity document
  5. Documentary proof of last residential address in South Africa
  6. Copy of your Residence Permit/Work Permit/Appointment Letter/Dependent Pass etc.
  7. Purpose for PCC (Immigration Authority Letter) or Letter stating the reasons for PCC