What are the Procedures in getting National Police Certificate in Australia?
National Police Check is the process to get a National Police Certificate in Australia. If you are applying for a visa while you are here in Australia, you might probably ask to provide a National Police Certificate in Australia. It was easier than I expected because I thought I need to go to police station to get it, instead you can apply it online. I am currently holding a subclass 801-802 visa and since I am eligible for a permanent visa I need to provide additional requirements.
* To get a National Police Certificate, you need to apply a National Police Check (NPC) online then after the application they will mail to you the National Police Certificate in your home mailing address.
- Prepare documents needed such as
(Primary Documents: must provide one or both)
- Current passport
Australian Driver Licence/Learner’s Permit
- Full Birth Certificate
(Secondary Documents: must provide any of the following)
Change of name certificate (Registry issue only)
Credit card or account card
Australian Marriage Certificate (Registry issue only)
Utility Bill – electricity, gas, telephone (less than 12 months old)
- Open the Online Application Form in Australian Federal Police Website. https://afpnationalpolicechecks.converga.com.au/
- Scan your documents on your computer to get it ready.
- Fill up the application form and follow the next steps as you go on the form.
- Payment is $42 AUD and be paid at the end part of the application.
Once finished, and paid and you have submitted your application they will send you an email notification that your application has been received. Another email will be sent once your application is successful and approved and assessed. Processing time is within 15 working days. National Police Certificate will be sent to your mailing address provided in the application.
Fingerprinting is optional and depends on every type of applications asked.
Note* Make sure all the details you fill is correct specially spellings of your name because once you paid it it cannot be amended and cannot be refunded too. So always double check before clicking submit button.