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57 Swarthout Street, Doringkloof, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, 0157
From within South Africa: (012) 6709010 or (012) 6709022
From outside South Africa: (0027) 12 6709010 or (0027) 12 6709022
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Vehicle Police Clearance
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Personal Police Clearance Certificate also known as Arrest Record, Behaviour Certificate, No Objection Certificate,Certificate of Good Conduct, Certificate of Character, Rap Sheet, Criminal Record Certificate is a certificate issued by government agencies. In South Africa a police clearance certificate is issued by the Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Services pertaining the criminal record of a individual in South Africa.
A Police Clearance Certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. The issue Police Clearance Certificates differs from country to country and may be called different names I.e. police clearance certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, rap sheet, arrest record etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by immigration authorities to asses the risk a individual poses for the specific country.
South African Police Clearance Certificates are issued by the The Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Service which is situated in Pretoria/Tswane, Gauteng is the only institution in South Africa that can issue the certificates.
These certificates of good conduct is usually needed when you want to immigrate, work or study in a foreign country , you and your dependants may have to provide police certificates when you submit your applications. Visa offices may also request certificates from students and temporary foreign workers. Etc. In general, you and everyone in your family from the age of 18 need a police clearance certificate from every country where you lived, worked or studied for more than six months. Police Clearance certificates may also be required for certain careers.
Police Clearance certificates are usually valid for 12 months but it is the prerogative of the institution who wants the certificate to state the required age of the certificate. In some instances not older than 3 months.
Police Clearance Certificates can be Legalised by Apostille and/or Authentication
Process to follow to obtain a Clearance Certificate.
• Obtain a set of fingerprints from our local police or a certified fingerprint taker. If you are abroad or from the South African Police if you are in South Africa.
• Go to the application page on this website and download the necessary forms
• Complete the authorisation and client sheet .
• Courier or post ( Registered post) the application which will include a set of fingerprints, authorisation, client sheet, copy of passport or id.
• Please note that a photo copy, scanned copy or faxed copy of fingerprints is not accepted.
• Courier Address: GMTM Consultants , 57 Swarthout Street, Doringkloof, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, 0157
• On receipt of the documents we will send you a invoice with banking details.
We will see to the processing of the application for a Police Clearance Certificate and on completion get it delivered, posted or courier ed to you.
Unfortunately it is very difficult to expidite the issue of Police Clearance Certificates and it takes between 15 and 21 working days . If the applicant has a prior conviction the issue time can take up to a few months.
Police Clearance certificates are issued in English and if the certificate is required in another language the services of a professional translator, registered at the High Court, must be obtained.
Duplicate police Clearance Certificates can be obtained within six months after the issue of the original certificate. There after a application must be done from scratch.
Fingerprints used for applications are only kept for 6 months , thereafter new fingerprints must be issued.
Copies of Police Clearance Certificates can be ordered with the original application.
Vehicle Police Clearance certificates. Under certain circumstances a Police Clearance must be obtained for Vehicles. The following can be classified as a vehicle: Mining Equipment, Construction Equipment, Motor Vehicles, Trucks, Quads, off road motorbikes, Motor Cycles, Tractors, Trailers etc:
Vehicle Police Clearances must be obtained for: • Stolen Recovered vehicle
• Engine Change of a vehicle
• VIN Updates
• Export of vehicle
• Cross Border Visits
Vehicle Export Police Clearance or a SARPCO Clearance is needed to export any vehicle from South Africa of which the following vehicles are included In the definition.
The Vehicle export clearance is issued by a appointed member of the SAPS.The vehicle to be exported must be presented at the designated SAPS office depending on the area where the vehicle is registered.
The vehicle must be presented with the necessary documents to obtain a Export police Clearance or a so called SARPCO clearance.
We assist in obtaining export Clearances -
We assist with Vehicle export clearances at the following documents:
• Johannesburg Lang Laagte
Vehicle Police Clearance for Cross Border Visit. When you cross country borders it is advisable to obtain a Police Clearance in your country of origin that the vehicle is not stolen. This clearance will assist in unhindered border crossings and road blocks.
Police Clearance for Stolen Recovered Vehicles. It is important that a Stolen Recovered Vehicle that is recovered must must be presented to the SAPS to be police cleared, Before the vehicle is presented for a police clearance the investigating officer must first remove the S mark.
If a Police Clearance is not obtained after a stolen vehicle is recovered then:
• Vehicle Licenses can not be renewed.
• Transfer of ownership cannot be effected.
• Driver of a vehicle shown as stolen can be arrested
Police Clearance for Engine Change It is important that when a engine has been changed which means a change in engine number to obtain a Police Clearance. With the Police Clearance process the engine number will be updated on the enatis system.
Police Clearance for a built up vehicles is required to confirm that none of the parts were stolen The SAPS will in this process also allocate unique identification numbers to the vehicle.
Vehicle Police Clearance for de-
Vehicle Engine Police Clearance can be obtained before the engine is installed into a vehicle.
Vehicle Export Permit is needed when a vehicle is exported from South Africa. The export permit can only be obtained after a Police Clearance for the vehicle has been obtained. The Export permit is obtained from ITAC in Pretoria. Although fax copies of Export permits are legally acceptable it seems that cross border agencies prefer the originals due to the high incidence of fraud and vehicle theft .
Police Clearances Certificates are also known as:
Absence of Police Record
Arrest Record certificate
Attesting to Presence of a Criminal Record
Attesting to Non-
Back ground check
Background History Clearance Certificate
Certificate of a Criminal Record
Certificate of No Objection
Certificate of a No Criminal Record
Certificate of Absence of a Criminal Record
Certified Criminal Records Check
Certificate of Existence of a Criminal Record.
Certificate Good Conduct
Certificate of Judicial and Police Records
Certificate of Non-
Certificate of Penal Registry
Certificate of Good Conduct
Certificate of Good Standing
Crime Verification certificate
Crime History Check
Crime History Certificate
Crime Background Check
Crime History Certificate
Criminal Background Check
Criminal Behaviour Background Check
Criminal Record Certificate
Criminal History Check
Fingerprint Back Ground Check
Good conduct Certificate
No Objection Certificate
Non Conviction Certificate
Penal Clearance certificate
Personal Police Clearance
Personal Police Clearance Certificate
Police Clearance Form
Police Clearance Certificate
Penal Registry Certificate
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• Complete application for Collection
• Make payment of R 180 into the supplied bank account
• Use your initials and surname as reference.
• Scan and email us the application for collection and proof of payment.
• We will arrange for collection the following working day.