You can now request your own criminal record check online.
Before you begin you must have the following documents ready:
When completing the authority to release information form please ensure:
The above documents will be uploaded as part of your online application and should be saved as either a .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, or .PDF file format. Documents must be no larger than 6MB for each document
To ensure compatibility, please use Adobe Acrobat when saving documents as a PDF.
You can’t ask for your record over the phone or without the form.
If you’re unable to apply online, you can still complete a paper form.
We use the copy of your ID to check that the right person has filled in the form. Your ID must:
You must use one of the following:
If you don't have any of these, you'll need to ask someone to confirm your identity or you will need to complete a statutory declaration.
It’s free to request a copy of your own criminal record.
We aim to process your request within three working days.
If you’re eligible for a clean slate, your record will automatically be concealed under the Clean Slate scheme. However, sometimes you need to give your full record, including convictions that have been concealed. For example, you might need a full record when you’re:
In most cases it is against the law for anyone to ask or make you reveal your full record.
If you need your full record, tick the full record of convictions box on the form.
Some countries may ask for your record to be authenticated or Apostille-certified (confirmed as genuine). In this case you should send the record you get from us to the Department of Internal Affairs Apostille service.
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