Apply for SA Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

Why do you need SA Police Clearance Certificate, PPC?

If you want to emigrate or work abroad, you must apply for a police clearance certificate at your nearest South African police station.

The issuing of a Police Clearance Certificate is the sole responsibility of Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management in Pretoria.

SA PCC Requirements

The following Documents are required for verification at the police station where your fingerprints will be taken;


  • A full set of his/her fingerprints on SAPS 91(a) when living in South Africa.
  • The fingerprints must be taken by the South African Police Service.


Persons living outside South Africa may apply at any police station in that country or at the South African Embassy. Fingerprints must be taken on the official fingerprint forms of the applicable country or, if available, on the SAPS 91(a) fingerprint enquiry form.

Identity Document/Passport

  • A certified copy of the applicant’s identity document/passport.
  • The applicant must present his/her identity document/passport at the police station, as proof of identity will be required.


  • Should a maiden surname and/or other surnames be required on a  Police Clearance Certificate, mention must be made thereof in the application and documentary proof of the maiden surname and/or other surnames (for example a certified copy of the marriage certificate) must be attached to the application.


The prescribed fee is R160,00 per application. 

The required non-refundable tariff is payable in cash at the nearest police station or electronically into the South Africa Police Service’s account in favour of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service.

SA PCC Banking Details

The banking details are as follows:

  • ABSA Cheque Account Number: 4054522787
  • Branch Code: 632005
  • Swift Code: ABSAZAJJXXX.

NOTE: In the case of electronic payment, the letters “PCC” followed by the initials and surname of the applicant must be indicated as a reference.


Proof of payment will be required, therefore applicants are advised to keep all debited slips safe.

How to Apply to SA PCC

Download and carefully read to fill in the required information.

➡ NOTE: An SA PCC application form must be duly completed.

Find out more about how to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate.

Tel 012 393 3928
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Physical address Sanlam Plaza West, CRC Client Service Centre, 1st Floor, 271 Schoeman Street, Pretoria
Postal address South African Criminal Record Centre, Private Bag X308, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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  1. Good day

    I’m Lulu Nkosi looking forward to trained as south African police

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