What are the options for obtaining a police check in SA?
Do you need a fast police check SA? Checked is a government accredited provider able to not only submit individual and corporate applications on behalf of applicants, but process your check quickly with a service known as express processing. We offer our clients a completely online application form that is designed to be completed in minutes. We use the secure provider VerifyID™ for all identity document processing and verification, which securely verifies your ID through the use of a scanner or camera. You can start and submit your application for a national criminal history check in a single sitting and even have it emailed back to you in as little as one business hour using Checked and our express service (assuming it is not required for manual review).
NB: If you require a certificate issue by SA Police known as a national police certificate, this can only be obtained through the SA Police Force. Checked Australia is not affiliated with the SA Police Force, and you must obtain one directly through their website. This may also require you to also visit a SA Police station, have your identity confirmed in person, and may not be able to be completed entirely online. You should allow a minimum of 15 business days for a SA Police Check to be issued.
Alternatively, we are able to provide a national police check, that comes with an 100% Acceptance Guarantee. This means, if you request a national police check (for a valid purpose), and it is still not accepted by your the requesting organisation, we will issue a full-refund.
This way you will also not need to visit a post office or police station, and the base cost for a check is often less as it is efficiently completed 100% online. You also have the option to request that your police check in SA be obtained online in as little as an hour through Checked Australia.
How do I get a police check SA?
If you have been asked to provide a copy of a police clearance certificate or national police clearance then you may have received a copy of a paper-based South Australia police national police check application form. This form cannot be submitted directly to the government, you may need to complete and return this form to your local SA police station. Given the extra steps involved, it is common to wait weeks for your application to be received, processed and your national police clearance mailed back to you. Checked offer you a similar service, via the issue of a national police check, which has a 100% acceptance guarantee (for eligible purposes), is processed entirely online and with a much faster turnaround.
Even when you request your police check SA, it is actually a nationally-based check, which means that it is essentially an Australian police check, regardless of which state you applying within, will include information taken from any criminal records across Australia. For information on what’s included on your national police check, please follow this link.
This also means that Checked can help you obtain your national police check for use in any state from the same simple and easy-to-use online form. Please see below some further information about obtaining a police check across the following states and territories:
How long does a police check SA take?
To have your criminal record check completed and returned in as little as one hour, all you need is your ID documentation and a few minutes online with either a scanner or a camera at hand. Our express service means that we can put your application at the head of our queue, with typical police check approvals received within just an hour of submitting your application.
In roughly 30% of cases, however, your national police check (or national police clearance issued by the police) can be delayed. This can happen even if you request our express processing option. If your police check SA has been delayed for what is known as a ‘manual review’ then we will refund you the express service fee. In these cases, it is typical for your check to be received between 1 and 15 business days later, as this requires an official to review and allocate any potential matches or disclosable history.
How much is a police check SA?
The cost of a police check SA for a standard application differs with volunteer checks, as these are slightly cheaper to obtain for unpaid work. Please ensure that you have applied for and purchased to correct type of check before you submit your application as you may need to apply and pay for a new one. Our express service fee is offered on top of the application.
Get your police check SA completed online in just a matter of minutes with Checked. Start your application now and submit it in a single online sitting.