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Police Check in Northern Territory (NT)

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Australian National Character Check makes obtaining a National Criminal History Check Certificate simple in the Northern Territory. The police check application can be completed securely from your computer, mobile or tablet.

Most police checks for applicants in the Northern Territory (NT) are returned within 24 to 48 hours.

Applicants can pay securely via credit card, debit card or PayPal.

Our service can fast-track your police check application process in Northern Territory through an easy and comprehensive online service. Usually, when you apply for your Police Check in the Northern Territory, it may take weeks before you get a response using the conventional paper based application forms. When you apply online through Australia National Character Check, the application can be completed in under 15 minutes and a certificate issued within one to three days for the majority of applicants.

If applicants require a check that is issued by the NT Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the NT Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the NT Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This may also require you to have your identification documents certified via approved personnel that can certify ID documents. Applicants should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a check by the NT Police Force to be issued.

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What is a Police Check in the Northern Territory?

The Police Check certificate for applicants in the NT is a record that contains all the releasable court outcomes including pending charges sourced from the database of all the Australian Police Agencies. Your National Police Check in the NT is valid as a criminal clearance certificate in all states and territories of Australia.

What shows up on a Police Check in the Northern Territory (NT)?

When you apply for a Police Check in NT , you can expect records of all your disclosable court outcomes (DCOs) like; convictions, sentences, penalties, and pending charges sourced from all Australian police databases. Such convictions may include:

What is not disclosed in my Police Check in NT?

Most applicants are usually worried about which criminal records are shown on their Police Check in NT. Findings for which you are not convicted for will not appear on your police check certificate. Other similar reports that do not show on the Police Check for applicants in the NT are:

Spent Findings

Spent convictions will not show up on your National Police Check record and varies from state to state. Spent findings are generally:

How do I get a Police Check in NT?

Most corporate establishments and organisations require a police clearance certificate before admittance or employment is offered to a person. If you have been requested to tender your police criminal history or clearance certificate, there are multiple ways to obtain it.

Applicants that apply through Australian National Character Check do experience the substantial difference in speed and efficiency when obtaining their police check online. Majority of Police Checks for applicants based in NT are returned to applicants within 24 to 48 hours. Results are emailed on the same day they are received. Overall, applicants save time and cost when applying for their police check online.

Applicants should note that the check on this website is formally referred to as a nationally coordinated criminal history check and is not issued by a state or territory police force. If you would like a check that is issued by a state or territory police force, please contact the criminal records section of your state or territory police force.

How long is my Police Check in NT valid?

Your police check in the NT is valid up until the day of issue, and most organisations or institutions will not accept Police Check certificates older than 3 months. A Police Check is a “point in time check” which means that it does not have a set expiry date. The requesting party should tell you how old your Police Check certificate can be and how often they will need an updated one. The time frame depends according to the requesting organisation’s risk mitigation plan.

Can my National Police Check certificate take longer than 24 hours?

Applicants will normally be issued with their Police clearance certificates between 1 and 3 days of application. However, it can only take longer if the application has to undergo a 'manual review' by the Australian police authorities. Manual review occurs if part/all of an applicant's/application data matches information on the criminal history database.

If your application is flagged for manual review, it can delay your Police Check application by a further 1 to 15+ days.

Why institutions request for a Police Check in Northern Territory?

The duty to secure the life and properties of an organisation or institution is paramount to the state. The NT National Criminal History Check report will give employers and decision makers a summary of the releasable police history of an individual. It helps decision makers make informed decisions.

Accredited Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check for Northern Territory applicants

Australian National Character Check is an accredited service approved by the Australian Federal Government to conduct nationally coordinated criminal history checks.

The national criminal history check issued by Australian National Character Check is valid nationwide and hence within Northern Territory (NT).

A police check Northern Territory is actually a National Police Check. When you apply for a police check Northern Territory, in essence you are also applying for the following:

Police Check in NSW
Police Check in QLD
Police Check in Victoria
Police Check in SA
Police Check in Tasmania
Police Check in WA
Police Check in ACT

National Police Check in the NT for business and workplaces

We provide a 100% online solution for workplaces to streamline police checks. Contact our customer support team today to find out how Australian National Character Check streamline police checks at your workplace. Australian National Character Check is the only online agency that provides customer support seven days a week.

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