A criminal record is also known as a criminal conviction history.
Your criminal record covers criminal and traffic convictions.
It doesn't include:
If you’re eligible for a clean slate, your criminal record will be concealed under the Clean Slate scheme.
In most cases, no-one can see your record unless you give your signed permission.
If you think your record is wrong, write to us at Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice. Tell us why you think it’s wrong and what should be fixed.
You can write to us at:
You have the right to ask us to correct the information we hold about you if you think it’s wrong. Where your correction request is covered by the Privacy Act 2020, we’ll respond in accordance with your rights under principle 7 of the Privacy Act.
If your correction request isn’t covered by the Privacy Act 2020 and we’re unable to make the change(s) you’ve asked for, we’ll let you know. For example, we can change the information on your criminal conviction history if we’ve processed it incorrectly, but we can’t alter a court record.
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