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South African Police Clearance Certificate Application Service

South African Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Express Application Service

A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) in South Africa  refer to the official documentation of a person’s criminal history, including information on arrests, charges, convictions, and sentences. This information is maintained and issued  by the Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (CR & CSM) of the South African Police Service (SAPS) located in Pretoria.

Police clearance certificates serve as a means of tracking a person’s criminal history, and may be used for various purposes, including background checks for employment, immigration, and security purposes.

Global Apostille PCC Express Application service includes:

  • Checking your application documents for the PCC to ensure they have been properly completed as required.
  • Submission of application documents to the Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (CR & CSM)
  • Fast-track your application & receipt of your Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
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Required Documents for the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Express Application service:

  1. Completed Application Form: Completing the application form is an essential step in obtaining your Police Clearance Certificate. This document serves as the formal request for your background check and requires accurate and truthful information. Verify information provided to minimise processing delays.
  1. Copy of Your certified ID card or Passport: It is mandatory to provide a certified copy of your ID card or passport. This serves as your primary means of identification and is essential for the verification process.
  1. Full Set of ink Fingerprints on a SAPS 91a Form: If you live in South Africa, you can have your fingerprints taken by the South African Police Service. This can be done at your local police station or, if you are overseas, at any local police station or the South African Embassy. The SAPS 91a form is the designated document for recording these fingerprints, ensuring accuracy and compliance with official procedures.

How to order your Police Clearance Certificate Express Application service?

Step 1:

Send us a formal request via email at  Ensure your email includes:

  • Your full contact information (phone number and email address)
  • Attached certified copies of your South African ID document
  • Full Set of ink Fingerprints on a SAPS 91a Form
  • A fully completed Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) FORM. Download here


Step 2:

On receipt of your application documents for the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), our team will assess your documents for compliance and send you a quotation for the service. Our payment terms are 50% on quotation approval and 50% on collection.

Step 3:

We will proceed with the service upon receipt of the payment and will notify you of the receipt of the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) r, ready for collection, after seven (7) working days.


Processing Time:

Seven (7) working days




In-Person: Once processed, you can collect your Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from our offices in Pretoria.

By Courier: If you’re located outside Pretoria or South Africa, we can arrange a reliable courier service to deliver the document on to your doorstep. Fees apply.


Apostille for international use: If you plan to use the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) in another country, you may need an additional legalisation step called an apostille. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) normally handles apostille applications, but for an express service we can streamline the process through DIRCO.

Document Translation

At Global Apostille we can provide high quality Driving Licence Confirmation Letter and Apostille translations from English to French, Portuguese, Spanish, German ready for official use abroad. Translations are often required by authorities outside of South Africa when submitting documents for official use. Global Apostille’s team consists of the most experienced and certified translators in the country.

Important Tips:

  • Consider using a reputable courier service for faster document delivery, especially if applying from abroad.
  • Kindly ensure to bring a proof of payment (quotation or invoice) upon collection for identification purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Application

Also known as a PCC, Police Clearance, Certificate of Good Conduct and Criminal Record, a Police Clearance Certificate is an A4 certificate issued by the Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Service (SAPS). These certificates are official documents issued by the SAPS only as a result of a background check carried out by the SAPS, declaring the absence or presence of a criminal record. These records may include arrests, convictions and possibly criminal proceedings.

In South Africa, a police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date it is issued.

Normal processing with SAPS can take up to 6-8 weeks however they are currently experiencing a backlog of 52000 applications resulting in a wait of between 3 and 6 months.

Use express services like Global Apostille 7 working days processing time.

A PCC will reflect any criminal convictions you may have. The receiving authority will then make a decision based on the nature of the offense(s).

If your fingerprints are unsuitable for capturing electronically, traditional ink fingerprints are required.

Yes, the good news is that anyone can apply for a PCC if you lived in South Africa, irrespective of their nationality. However, the application procedure differs slightly depending on your current location.

When a person is declared wanted by the SAPS.  A PCC will not be issued by the SAPS until the wanted status is removed from the person’s name.

Yes, you can apply for a duplicate PCC by following the same application process.

Yes. You will need a new PCC for each new application (visa, employment, etc.)

We offer one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry so that you can get PCC application quickly and without any stress. if you cannot find the answers to your questions from our Q&A, simply contact us and we will provide you with feedback.

Global-Apostille offer fast, efficient and seamless service to meet your expectation. Client confidentiality as paramount and endeavour to provide a first class service to our clients. To find out more about our fast and reliable document legalisation service. Contact us at:


+27 12 348 3134


+27 81 347 6060


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