How long will it take to process my National Police Certificate application?

National Police Certificate

For online applications that require no further investigation, a National Police Certificate can be delivered in minutes. You will be notified if your application is referred for investigation.

For in person applications or those which require postage, a National Police Certificate is delivered within 5-10 working days depending on postage times.

If any application requires further investigation; confirmation of identity, common names, licenses or permits or other information from contact with police, it may take up to 15 working days to produce a National Police Certificate.If your application was made more than 15 working days ago and you would like to enquire as to the progress, please contact us.

Please Note: WA Police cannot reissue a National Police Certificate over 3 months old. If you haven’t received your National Police Certificate after 15 days contact us immediately.

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