Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

If you want to emigrate or work abroad, you must apply for police clearance certificate at your nearest South African police station.

The certificate confirms whether you have a criminal record or not.

You must provide your full name, surname, date of birth and identity document or passport to the police at the police station where your finger prints will be taken.

If you are outside the country, you may apply at any police station in that country or at the South African Embassy.

Find out more about how to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate.


South African Criminal Record Centre
Tel 012 393 3928
Physical address Sanlam Plaza West, CRC Client Service Centre, 1st Floor, 271 Schoeman Street, Pretoria
Postal address South African Criminal Record Centre, Private Bag X308, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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