What is a AFP National Police Check?
A AFP National Police Check lists your outstanding charges, warrant information and criminal convictions / findings / plea of guilt recorded against you that may be disclosed according to the laws of the relevant jurisdiction and, in the absence of any laws governing the release of that information, according to the relevant jurisdiction information release policy.
How much does a National Police Check cost?
The price for an AFP National Police Check issued by the Australian Federal Police through Veritas Check is $98.00.
We accept Visa and MasterCard payments.
How old do you have to be to apply for a AFP National Police Check issued by the Australian Federal Police?
In order to apply for an AFP National Police Check you must be at least 11 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must have consent of a parent, guardian or legal representative.
How do I apply for a National Police Check?
To apply for a National Police Check you will need to complete the application form online.
Before you start, make sure you have:
- a valid credit/debit card for payment
- access to a printer to print your consent form
- access to a scanner or a mobile device with a camera (only for an AFP Check)
- 100 points of Identification Documents
The online application takes 10 - 15 minutes to complete.
What is this National Police Check for?As a broker for the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Veritas Check can provide AFP National Police Checks for:
- Immigration, Visa, Overseas Employment, Citizenship
- People living or working in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jervis Bay Territory and external Commonwealth territories
- People seeking employment with the Commonwealth Government or requiring a check under Commonwealth legislation
- Applicants who live outside of Australia
- Overseas adoption
If you need a National Police Check for general employment or volunteer purposes, you can apply through Veritas Check.
As our service is completely online, we cannot accept applications where fingerprints are required.
What ID documents do I need?
A minimum of 100 points of identification has to be provided with the application.
Note: Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official translation. Documents do not need to be certified unless a translation is being provided or you are supplying a power of attorney.
You must supply at least ONE Primary ID Document
Primary Document Required on document
N = Name, P = Photo
A = Address, S = Signature
Points Foreign Passport (Current) N - P 70 Australian Passport (current or expired last 2 years but not cancelled) N - P 70 Australian Citizenship Certificate N 70 Full Birth Certificate (not Extract) N 70 Certificate of Identity issued by the Australian Government to refugees and non Australian citizens for entry to Australia N 70 Australian Driver Licence/Learner's Permit N - A - P 40 Current (Australian) Tertiary Student Identification Card N - P 40 Photo identification card issued for Australian regulatory purposes (e.g. Aviation/Maritime Security identification, security industry etc) N - P 40 Government employee ID (Australian Federal/State/Territory) N - P 40 Defence Force Identity Card (with photo or signature) N - P 40 Secondary Document Required on document Points Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Card N - A 40 Centrelink card (with reference number) N - A 40 Birth Certificate Extract N 25 Birth card (NSW BDM only) N 25 Medicare card N 25 Credit card or account card N 25 Australian Marriage Certificate (Registry issue only) N - S 25 Decree Nisi / Decree Absolute (Registry issue only) N - S 70 Change of name certificate (Registry issue only) N - S 25 Bank statement N - A 25 Property lease agreement - current address N - A 25 Taxation assessment notice N - A 25 Australian Mortgage Documents N - A 25 Rating Authority - eg Land Rates N - A 25 Utility Bill - electricity, gas, telephone (less than 12 months old) N - A 20 Reference from Indigenous Organisation N - P 20 Documents issued outside Australia (equivalent to Australian documents). Must have official translation attached N - P 20 Other foreign documents (equivalent to Australian documents). Must be accompanied by an official translation if document is not in English. - Single document N - P 20 Other foreign documents (equivalent to Australian documents). Must be accompanied by an official translation if document is not in English. - Two or more documents N - P 40
How long do National Police Check applications take to process?
Processing time for a AFP National Police Check issued by the Australian Federal Police is approximately 15 - 20 business days.
Please be aware that the Australian Federal Police may need to seek information from other police jurisdictions, resulting in a longer processing time.
Please allow sufficient time for your National Police Check to be processed and return by post before making enquiries regarding your application.
Once your application has been finalised by the AFP, for an Australian postal address, please allow 5-7 business days to receive your certificate in the mail. For international addresses, please allow 15-20 business days.
Can you email me a copy of my certificate?No. Results are posted directly from the AFP to the nominated postal address in your application.
Can I arrange for an alternative postage method such as express post?No. Results will be sent via standard post only.
I've lost my certificate. Can I get a copy or a reprint?If you need a reprint of your certificate, please contact us. The AFP will only issue reprints of certificates for a period of three (3) months from the original date of issue. After this time you will have to submit a new application.
What offences are released?
Code Working in the ACT Offences recorded in the A.C.T. that will be released (Spent Convictions Act 2000) 10 Aged Care provider/worker All offences 11 Brothel or Escort Agency Owner/Operator/Interested party All offences 12 Child Care provider/worker All offences 13 Disabled Care provider/worker or Hospital Employment All offences 15 Fire fighting/prevention Unspent offences and Arson or Attempted Arson offences 16 Firearms Licence/permit All offences 17 Interactive Gambling Licence/Casino Employee All offences 18 Judge/Magistrate/Justice of the Peace/ Police Officer/Prison Officer All offences 19 Child/Aged/Disabled Care provider/worker All offences 20 Working in a School All offences 21 Teacher/teacher's aide All offences 30 Pre-employment/standard disclosure - ACT Purpose ONLY Unspent offences Code Commonwealth Employment / Purpose Offences Recorded in the Commonwealth that will be released (Part VIIC Crimes Act 1914) 22 Aged Care staff/volunteers Unspent offences and offences against the person 23 Aged Care Key Personnel Unspent offences 25 Australian Securities & Investments Commission Financial Licensing Unspent offences 27 Care of intellectually disabled persons Unspent offences and offences against the person 28 Care, instruction or supervision of children Unspent offences (a) a sexual offence; or (b) any other offence against the person if the victim of the offence was under 18 at the time the offence was committed 29 CASA ASSC Unspent offences 31 Employee with access to secret or top secret information All offences 32 Immigration detention centre employment Unspent offences and offences involving violence 33 Immigration/Citizenship - for supply to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection All offences 35 Overseas employment/visa - for supply to a country other than Australia Unspent offences 36 Superannuation Trustee/Custodian/Investment manager Unspent offences and offences in respect of dishonest conduct 37 Care of children/Intellectually disabled/Aged Care staff/volunteers Unspent offences, offences against the person and (i) a sexual offence; or (ii) any other offence against the person if the victim of the offence was under 18 at the time the offence was committed 40 Other Commonwealth purpose ONLY Unspent offences
How do I dispute my results?
If you believe the information provided on your AFP National Police Check Certificate is incorrect or inaccurate in any detail please contact us. The AFP may require comparison fingerprints to resolve some disputes. In such instances applicants will be notified.
Do you provide Fingerprint Checks?
No. As our service is completely online, we cannot accept applications where fingerprints are required.
What other services do you offer?
Since 2006, Veritas Group has served as a Commonwealth authorised MSIC issuing body for the offshore and maritime industries.
In 2014, Veritas Group gained Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accreditation to provide National Police Checks for employment and volunteer purposes.
In 2017, Veritas Group launched Veritas Check New Zealand to provide a fast and simple way to apply for Criminal Conviction History online.
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