Police clearances

These are required by permanent visa applicants covering all countries in which each adult person included in the application has lived for 12+ months in the last 10 years.  

The requirement has recently been extended to applicants for temporary work visas.

As these clearances can sometimes take many weeks/months to obtain, it is important to start the process of obtaining such clearances quickly once a decision has been made to apply for either a permanent or long term temporary visa.

Instructions relating to obtaining clearances are on the website of the Department of Home Affairs.