Police vetting is only available to approved agencies, not for individual or personal use. The NZ Police Vetting Service provides criminal history checks and other relevant information on potential and current employees or volunteers to Approved Agencies that provide care to children, older people and vulnerable members of society in New Zealand. The Vetting Service also provides criminal history checks for overseas visas and work permits.

To check if your agency is eligible to use the NZ Police Vetting Service, please see the NZ Police Vetting Service Approval Criteria.

Police Vetting Service Xmas hours

Closing: 1200 on Friday the 23rd of December 2016
Opening: 0800 on Wednesday the 4th of January 2017

Note: For agencies that have access to urgent Police Vetting these applications will be processed 8am-3pm on 28-30 December.


Existing vetting user?

Login with RealMe

* If this is your first time accessing the Vetting service, you will need to login with RealMe, then enter a Police ID and Activation code which was emailed to you by the Police Vetting team.


New vetting agency?

If you wish to register for NZ Police Vetting, simply follow Steps 1 and 2 under 'New Vetting Agency' seen above. Please see the Registration page for more details.

Safety checking the children's workforce

New rules mean people who work with children must undergo a safety check. There are 4 different categories of worker and 4 years in which to get your workforce safety checked.

Download the Check 4 - Safety checking the children's workforce poster (PDF, 154KB).

Troubleshooting and FAQs

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about key processes of the vetting system, or find out about how to troubleshoot when you are having problems while trying to vet someone.