To curb identity fraud, the South African Police Service is introducing a new process for obtaining a police clearance certificate (PCC).

Members of the public are no longer expected to deliver their documentation to the Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria, as was previously the practice.

It is now the sole responsibility of the SAPS to compile and deliver the form to the Criminal Record Centre (CRC) on behalf of the applicant.

Any costs involved?

This service is rendered at R114 per application. The required tariff is payable in cash at the nearest police station, by bank-guaranteed cheque, banker’s draft or electronic payment in the SAPS account in favour of the National Commissioner (see bank details below).

In the case of an electronic payment, the letters ‘PCC’ followed by the initials and surname of the applicant must be indicated as the reference.

The letters ‘PCC’ will indicate that the payment is for a police clearance certificate. Proof of payment must be attached to the application (SAPS 91[a]), which will be provided to the applicant at his/her nearest police station.

What the process entails?

  • Visit your nearest police station
  • Supply a full set of fingerprints on the police clearance certificate form (SAPS 91a).
  • Make sure to have your South African identity document or passport as well as a copy there of with you. This will be certified at the police station and attached to the application.
  • The applicant must provide a statement regarding his/her previous convictions and indemnify the SAPS against any liability which may result from furnishing information in this regard.
  • Finalised police clearance certificates will be returned to the station of origin and the applicant will be contacted for collection.
  • Upon collection, the applicant must again present the original Identity document or passport as confirmation of identity.


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Bank details
ABSA cheque account number 4054522787
Branch code 632005
Swift code ABSA ZAJJ