If you’re planning to emigrate, study or work overseas, the very first, and most important document you’ll need to begin the process, will be a Police Clearance Certificate.

If you’ve never had to jump through the hoops you may be facing in getting all your bits and pieces together to begin the process, you’ll definitely ask how do you get a Police Clearance Certificate in South Africa?

There is a hard way to do it, and there’s a much easier way to do it, but we’ll get into that a little later!

How do you get a Police Clearance Certificate in South Africa?

Let’s look at the two ways in which you can get a Police Clearance Certificate in South Africa:

The long & winding road!

If you’re going to choose to go it alone, you’ll be facing the same level of frustration you do when trying to get any form of official documentation! 

It’ll include waiting in queues of course, and, you could be looking at being sent from one person to another, or one department to another, at the end of which, you’ll probably wish you didn’t need a Police Clearance Certificate!

You’ll have to visit your nearest police station to let them know you want to apply for a PCC. 

Then you’ll be sent to the person responsible for processing the PCC. You will then be informed that the department responsible for the investigation into your background, the CR and CSM (Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management), is experiencing severe backlogs. 

This means you could be looking at the process taking up to a month or more to complete.

All this frustration is going to cost you around R 150.00, and, you’ll have to hope your application doesn’t get lost in the backlog, just to add to the stress!

The short & sweet route!

If you want to take the frustration out of obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate, let a PCC service provider like Doc Assist take over the whole process for you, from start to finish.

This team submits applications for Police Clearance Certificates on a daily basis, making them real professionals at getting things going a lot faster! 

Doc Assist will also do all the follow-ups, cutting out that frustration for you with no effort, and they’ll get your Police Clearance Certificate to you in half the time!

Should there be any problems due to the current backlogs at the CR and CSM, the team at Doc Assist will keep you informed of progress every step of the way.

This leaves you free to do everything else you need to do to get things underway to emigrate or work overseas! 

Doc Assist will also make it so much easier for you to get your PCC in good time, especially if a potential employer has requested one before considering hiring you.

A few simple steps & Doc Assist takes over!

All you need to do, to start the easy process to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate, is to have your fingerprints taken, have a certified copy of your ID or passport done at your local police station, attach this to your request for a quote from Doc Assist, and Bob’s your uncle!

Doc Assist takes over from there and takes all the frustration out of the process for you, with pleasure!

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