Police Clearance Certificate Application

Police Clearance Certificates

Track your Existing Police Clearance Application

Police Clearance Certificate Tracking

We know how stressful it can be when one does not know the status of their police clearance application. At One Visa World we are able to assist you by tracking your police clearance application as well as making sure your application gets expedited. Whether you are in South Africa or living abroad, we will be able to assist you. Max ETA 2 working days.

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    Why is tracking your police clearance certificate so important?

    Your police clearance certificate is a vital document and needs to be processed and delivered in time to avoid complications. Due to delays which can happen at anytime, it is essential to make sure that your application is being tracked and expedited if necessary.

    How long does it take to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate?

    If you have not already applied for your police clearance certificate, we can start a new expedited application get it for you within 8 to 10 working days.  If you have any prior convictions or criminal background, it can take 30 working days and longer.

    • We collect, deliver and expedite Police Clearance certificates.
    • Progress report on request, with unlimited feedback
    • Can be done sooner at an added cost

    If you have already applied for your police clearance at your local SAPS we can get your application status within 2 working days.

    How can we help you?

    We assist by expediting and reporting back on the status of your application, on your behalf.

    If your application is not on the system, we can assist by making a new expedited application, on your behalf.
    Once the application is finalized and the PPC issued, we collect the Police Clearance Certificate and courier it directly to you. We facilitate in having the clearances processed in an expedited time frame.

    How to get your application status

    • Call, WhatsApp, e-mail
      or fill in our online form.
    • Copy of ID.
    • Consultation & Admin Fee: R350

    Please be aware: Due to regular changes in SAPS PCC requirements we recommend that you email or call our consultants who will provide you with all the necessary up to date information and document requirements.


    A Police Clearance Certificate or PPC is a certificate issued by SAPS confirming your criminal status i.e. if you had any criminal convictions, or lack thereof.

    Any offence you were charged with and found guilty irrespective of the charge. It can even be for a minor offence like drunk and disorderly. This also includes admissions of guilt for example reckless driving.

    Minor traffic offences and bad debt.

    When a person is endorsed as wanted a clearance certificate will not be issued until the wanted status is removed from a person’s name.

    South African police clearances certificates are processed only at South African Police Services in Pretoria. Application can no longer be done directly at the Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria, only by handing in the application at your local Police Station.

    A set of fingerprints on SAPS Form 91(a), a copy of ID or passport and proof of payment. The following information must be recorded on the fingerprints, name, surname, date of birth and Identity number.

    In South Africa the fingerprint fee in cash, your ID or passport and something to clean your hands with after your prints has been taken.

    The certificate can be legalised for use outside of South Africa.

    It is valid for 6 months.

    No, re-prints can no longer be obtained.

    Yes, we do offer a local and international courier service to you once your application has been completed at an added fee.

    No, every new application will require a fresh set of finger prints.

    Yes, if certain criteria are met the criminal offence can be expunged or removed.

    Clients are usually required to have a PCC when applying for residency in foreign countries and when employers request it

    You will need:

    • Original finger prints
    • Completed application form
    • Copy of I.D or Passport (and residence permit for foreign nationals)

    Clients outside of South Africa need to do their finger prints at an SA embassy or their nearest police station and have it couriered with a copy of their ID or passport

    PCC’S will take approximately 8-10 working days. Only in rare occasions will this process take longer

    Yes, they can. this however will be determined by the requirements of specific embassies

    Applicants who want records to be expunged or removed have to be reviewed in order to ascertain whether or not the service can be rendered

    PCC’s are issued in English

    Payment methods include; creadit and debit cards, cash, eft, payment link or direct deposit.