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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a National Police Check?

    A 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 Police Check cost?

    The price for a National Police Check issued by the Australian Federal Police through Veritas Check is $ 98.00.

    We accept Visa and MasterCard payments.

    We accept Visa and Mastercard payments

  • How old do you have to be to apply for a National Police Check issued by the Australian Federal Police?

    In order to apply for an 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 Police Check?

    To apply for a 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.

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  • 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

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    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/Martime 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 Police Check applications take to process?

    Processing time for a 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 Police Check to be processed and return by post before making enquiries regarding your 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 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?

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