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National Police Check SA

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How do you get a police check SA online?

Obtaining a national police check in Adelaide or in other areas of South Australia is relatively easy.

In the past, the main way in which someone could obtain a police check was to go directly to thelocal South Australia police station. Generally, this process was slow and inefficient, and would often take longer than 14 days to obtain.

Applicants can now easily obtain a national police check SA online through the Australian National Character Check Website.

If applicants require a check that is issued by the SA Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the SA Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the SA Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This may require you to have your identification documents certified and may not be completed using a procedure that is entirely online. Applicants should allow a minimum of 15 business days for a check by the SA Police Force to be issued.


How long does it take to get a National Police Check SA?

The vast majority of national police certificates are returned to applicants in Adelaide and South Australia within 24 to 48 hours. The results are instantly emailed when they are ready.

In the event it takes longer than this, it will likely have been forwarded to Australian police agencies for manual processing.

A police check application may be referred for manual processing if the applicant has a commonname, or a name that is a potential match with a person of interest on police systems.


What type of results does a National Police Check SA return?

There are generally two types of results that applicants can expect when receiving the results of their National Police Check SA via email or in a hardcopy certificate:


Should I run National Police Checks on my existing employees in South Australia?

A National Criminal History Check is a point-in-time check only, many companies in Adelaide and other parts of South Australia decide to conduct regular checks on all employees and staff.

These can be done at three-month or six-month intervals, or at any other time the employer deems it necessary.


How can employers and decision makers order National Police Checks in SA?

Employers and business customers in South Australia (SA) can order, lodge, track and sort police checks online for their employees and staff.

Australian National Character Check’s business customer portal enables employers to keep track of all police checks in a convenient, secure and organised manner.

Contact us today to find out how Australian National Character Check helps businesses in Adelaide and South Australia and can help make your organisation safer and compliant.

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