National Police Checks
This service allows NSW residents aged 14 years and above to apply online for:

  • Visa to travel overseas
  • Adoption
  • Employment (including authorisation as an authorised carer),
  • Approval as a household member of an authorised carer,
  • Some occupational licensing purposes,
  • Student placements
  • Volunteers working in Commonwealth supported aged-care facilities.  


Payments: can be made online via credit card at the time of lodging your application or at a police station.


Once the form is complete:

  • write down the Document ID number
  • present in person with identification as recorded on your application at your nearest NSW Police Station.
  • All applicants need to attend a Police Station to have your identification verified.


Processing times commence after your application is verified.

Name and Date of Birth – Minimum of ten (10) business days - cost $58.60
Name, Date of Birth and Fingerprint - Minimum of fifteen (15) business days - cost $197.20


  • Checks for: Australian citizenship, residency, spouse visa, guardianship of a child from another country, working visa or whilst travelling or living abroad should contact the Australian Federal Police (AFP)  www.afp.gov.au  


If you have any queries contact Criminal Records on 02 8835 7888 option 4 between 7.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays or by email to
crs@police.nsw.gov.au 


To apply for a National Police Certificate, complete the online application form by clicking the Next button below.