SAPS Police Clearance Certificates

Applying for a visa? Moving abroad? New Job?

There are many reasons why you may need to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).

A Police Clearance Certificate is a vital document required for a visa and immigration or emigration applications, whether you are in South Africa or living abroad.

This official document or “certificate of good conduct” is used to verify your current criminal status for immigration purposes or for working abroad and serves to prove the you are of sound character, and not deemed undesirable.

At govdocsmadesimple we are able to provide your South African Police Clearance Certificates within 15 – 20 working days, at an Affordable Cost that even the competition cannot match.  We can help anyone get their clearance, in South Africa or anywhere in the world they find themselves.

How can we help?

Getting a police clearance certificate (PCC) when you need one can be a time-consuming process.

Even though submitting your PCC application in person at the Criminal Record Centre in Pretoria may seem Quick and Easy, it is not and can take months.

With years of  experience and over 7,000 successful applications gov docs made simple is able to expedite the process and guarantee you the result you need.

Every time!

How long does it take, and what do we need?

Within 15 to 20 working days once the application is submitted at the criminal record centre.

In order to apply for a SAPS Police Clearance certificate on your behalf we require the following:

  • Your fingerprints
  • x2 colour copies of the Bio Page of each person’s ID or Passport
  • The country that the PCC will be used in
  • Marriage certificate if you require your maiden and married surname on the PCC.


If you live overseas: You can go to your nearest SA embassy for the fingerprints and copy of your ID.

How does the Process work?​

Once we have received all your documents, we submit the applications in person at the SAPS, and we follow-up to ensure that the application gets registered on the SAPS system and collect it when ready.

On completion:

  • We will email you a scanned copy so that you can ensure that all the details on the PCC are correct.
  • We also send the original via courier.

Please note: We can arrange our courier company to collect the documents at your address, if it is not an outlying or rural area.

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