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GET Police Clearance Certificate South-Africa GET Police Clearance Certificate South-Africa 
We can assist you in obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate from the SAPS Criminal Record Centre and if necessary, Legalise the Police Clearance Certificate for international use by means of Apostille, Authentication or Embassy Legalisation (process used is dependent on the destination country where the Police clearance Certificate will be used)

To render an efficient service we request that you read this document thoroughly and follow the process in sequence as stated below.

How to get started with obtaining your Police Clearance Certificate

Complete our online quotation and order form. We will give a no obligation quotation with current estimated time frames and detailed information how to proceed. As part of the process you will be required to:

a) Obtain a full set of original fingerprints from your local police station on either the SAPS official fingerprint form or the fingerprint form supplied by the Police Station, RSA Embassy.
b) Make a copy of your ID or Passport 
c) Make a copy of your marriage certificate, if a married female, to have your maiden name included on the SAPS Clearance Certificate in compliance with international legislation.

Courier or hand deliver the complete set of documents to:
Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Office4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, Gate 12
Loftus Versveld
416 Kirkness Street, Pretoria, 0007
Tel: 0870010733
For Attention: Hanelie de Beer


POSTNET OPTION - You can also send the document via Postnet to:
Postnet Loftus Park
Attention: Hanelie de Beer, Louwrens Koen Attorneys.

On receipt we will immediately lodge the application on your behalf and pick up the completed SAPS Police Clearance Certificate.

SAPS Clearance Certificates are normally finalised within 10 to 21 working days from submitting your application to the Criminal Record Centre. If necessary we will the further legalise the certificate for international use. Due to Covid regulations we may experience backlogs. It is thus best to order well beforehand.

For further information or assistance please contact:
Hanelie de Beer, Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Office 4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, Loftus Versveld, 416 Kirkness Street, Pretoria.
Tel 0870010733

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A Record of any South-African criminal record that a person might have or more importantly for future employers, a record that a person do not have an criminal record.

What is a SAPS Police Clearance Certificate? Why do I need one?  
A SAPS Police Clearance is a certificate that is issued after a fingerprints and background check has been conducted pertaining to an individual to disclose any criminal records that a person might have ore more importantly for future employers a certificate stating that a person does not have any criminal record.

If, however, the person does have a criminal record, the certificate will state that such records are displayed on the second page of the document. Even if the person has a record, the document is still valid, legal and can be used in applications requiring it. The authority (e.g. a country’s government/consulate) viewing the police clearance certificate will decide if it has any relevancy for them pertaining to the application for a visa or overseas employment.

A police clearance (South Africa) is available to anyone, whether they have been in the country or not. It simply is a database check, by using names, other details and especially fingerprints, to see whether these details correlate with anyone on the South African criminal records database. Therefore, anyone, from any country, with any details, can apply for and obtain a South African police clearance.

The SAPS Criminal Record Centre (CRC), located in Pretoria, is where South Africans (and any other nationality as well) get their clearance certificates processed. Louwrens Koen Attorneys deals directly with the SAPS Criminal Record Centre. It is possible to apply for a South African police clearance from abroad.