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.
Existing vetting user?
* 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.
Vetting processing times back within service levels
The Police Vetting Service is now operating back within the 20 working days service level agreement for vetting. The previously reported backlog of vetting requests has been cleared, and the service is managing the current demand. A small number of requests are delayed for legitimate reasons, e.g., where more information is required, or information held requires review by the Police Vetting Panel before release. This has always been is a standard process for vetting requests.
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.