South Africa Police Certificate for Immigration Purposes

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

Find out how you can get a PCC for South Africa for INZ

For citizens residing outside the country
South Africa Police Certificate Sample
Sample South Africa police check

What to request

Police certificate

How to apply

Apply to the Commissioner, South African Police.

If you live in the United Kingdom, write to the Consul-General, South African Embassy.

The Consul-General
South African Embassy
Trafalagar Square
London WC2N 5DP

The Commissioner
Criminal Bureau
Security Branch
South African Police
Private Bag 308
Pretoria 0001
Republic of South Africa

What to provide

You will need to provide:

  • your full name 
  • the date and place of your birth
  • a certified and complete set of fingerprints.

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.

It may take up to 3-4 months to obtain this document. 

For current issing times 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.

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