If you’re a South African living in New Zealand that needs to submit a PCC from SAPS, you’ve probably heard that obtaining South African Police Clearances from New Zealand can take months. There is also a risk that your application might get lost and, even worse, receive a PCC (police clearance certificate) with incorrect details.
It is a mission to obtain official documents from within South Africa. However, the problem’s severance gets much worse when you apply from outside of the republic.
But did you know that there’s a convenient solution t the problem? Apostil.co.za, together with Forensic Insight, is helping thousands of SA expats in New Zealand obtain their police clearances as soon as possible.
How can I get South African Police Clearances from New Zealand?
Apostil.co.za is a registered courier with the Criminal Records Center (CRC). The CRC is a division of the South African Police Services. And they are in charge of issuing Police Clearance Certificates. A large number of our clients are based outside of the country. Yet we are still able to apply for their certificates on their behalf. After obtaining them, we then simply courier the certificates to our clients.
You can apply for your PCC by completing the online application form. After completing the forms, you can digitally send us copies of the accompanying documents we need to complete your application. We can help speed up the process at the CRC if needed and also obtain reprints in record time should any errors occur on your certificate.
How do I apply for a PCC from New Zealand?
The first step is to have your fingerprints taken in ink. As stipulated by SAPS, this is the only acceptable form in which prints can be submitted as digital copies of your fingerprints are not accepted.
Once your application arrives at the CRC, the ink fingerprints are scanned and converted into images. Along with your fingerprints, it is also essential to submit a copy of your South African Identity Document along with the completed application form.
There are specific scenarios where you might need to obtain a police clearance certificate urgently. If this is your scenario, you can submit an expedited application for your PCC. In this event, you must supply written confirmation of why you need the process to be expedited.
Need help with South African Police Clearances from New Zealand?
Get in touch with Apostil.co.za today. We lodge applications on behalf of our clients and handle everything on their behalf. This significantly speeds up the time it takes to obtain your PCC from New Zealand.