Obtaining police clearances when you need to use it for official use abroad can be a lengthy process, but if you understand the process and work with document experts, it does not have to be. The information on this page will help you better understand what a police clearance certificate is and how we can help you obtain yours in the quickest time possible.
What are police clearances?
A police clearance certificate is a document that is issued after a background check has been run to enumerate any criminal record that an individual might have. If a person has any criminal record, the certificate states such records.
Police clearances can be requested from any person that has lived in any country, even if they are not currently residing in that specific country. The certificate is a database check to confirm whether or not a person has any criminal record.
In most cases, these certificates are issued by a country’s Criminal Records Centre. Working through intermediaries like embassies or consulates can add the burden of cost and time to the process, but at Evergration, we work directly with the CRC of each country, applying for and collecting documents directly from the source.
Applying for a police clearance certificate
In order to apply for a police certificate, you will need to supply us with proof of your identity (such as your passport) and a full set of fingerprints. You will also have to complete the application form.
A lot of articles on the internet claim that individuals can apply for and obtain their clearance certificates online, but this is by far the longest route to take, and at times, you just do not have the luxury of time to wait for your certificate. Here at Evergration, we take pride in the fact that we always provide our clients with the fastest turnaround time on their documents since we don’t use a middleman to obtain documents.
The validity of police clearances
A police clearance certificate is valid for differing time periods, depending on the country or authority that requested it. Depending on which country you want to use the certificate in, it might also have to be apostilled or attested at an embassy for legalisation purposes. It is wise to keep in mind that some countries only consider a police certificate as valid for three months, even after it has been apostilled.
How we can help
We can help you obtain your expedited police clearance certificate, regardless of which country. Our services offer a quicker, safer, and more secure solution than trying to obtain your certificate on your own. To start the process, simply fill in the contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.