Australia Police Certificate for Immigration Purposes

On this page you will find details on how you can apply for a police check from Australia.

Find out how you can get a PCC for Australia for INZ

For citizens residing outside the country
Australia Police Certificate Sample
Sample Australia police check

What to request

Police Certificate and Fingerprint Check

How to apply

Apply to Australian Federal Police Criminal Records.

Australian Federal Police Criminal Records
National Police Check AFP Criminal Records
Locked Bag 8550
Canberra ACT 2601


What to provide

A completed application form, which you can download from the Australian Federal Police website.

Fees to pay

You may need to pay a fee. Contact the issuing authority for fee and payment information.

Processing time

You should allow enough time to obtain this document before it is required for your visa application. Contact the issuing authority to find out how long your request for a police certificate will take.

Further information

Your certificate or document must be less than 6 months old when you submit your visa application to Immigration New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions

You will need to get a Name and Fingerprint Check from the Australian Federal Police.
New Zealand Police used to provide this service but not any more. There are private businesses providing the service, please search on Google for 'New Zealand fingerprinting.

Remember, New Zealand immigration laws and policies change constantly, without warning.

Take action now so you don't miss out. Contact Immigration Lawyer NZ to discuss your situation today.

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