The Ministry of Justice can provide a copy of your criminal record to you and/or a person or agency that you authorise.
Your record lists criminal and traffic convictions and sentencing from court appearances. It does not include Youth Court charges.
HOW TO APPLY
- For individuals requesting a copy of their own criminal record.
- For third parties (eg an employer or insurance agency) seeking a person’s authorisation to view their criminal record.
Important: “Clean slate” records
If you meet all criteria under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act your convictions will not be shown on your record, unless:
- your record is for your own personal use, AND
- you tick the box on the form requesting a full record.
It is against the law for most third parties to request or require that you disclose your full criminal record.
In specific circumstances, approved users can ask a person to provide a complete copy of their criminal record – for example, if that person is applying to be a foster parent or a Justice of the Peace. See Exceptions under Section 19 of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act.