Vetting

The New Zealand Police Vetting Service provides criminal history checks and other relevant information on potential and current employees, volunteers and vocational trainees to Approved Agencies that provide care to children and vulnerable members of society. We also provide criminal history checks for overseas visas and work permits.

We are experiencing high demand

Police Vetting Service wish to advise that due to the current demand on their services and other operational requirements they are currently working outside of our 20 Working Day processing time. We would like to apologise for any delays this may be causing in your employment processes and we kindly ask that you hold off requesting updates on any outstanding applications until they have exceeded 20 business days.

Any enquiries or concerns can be forwarded to queryme@police.govt.nz

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

 

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* 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.

 

Things we do

  • We process vetting requests submitted by approved agencies.
  • We process vetting requests that are required as part of a Children’s Worker Safety Check under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
  • We process vetting requests for visas to selected countries
  • We release information to an approved agency that is relevant to the purpose of the vetting request and has a degree of substantiation.
  • We help approved agencies submit Australian Criminal History Check. (Australian criminal checks will incur a fee.)

Things we don't do

  • We don’t process vetting requests from individuals.
  • We don’t issue ‘Police Clearance certificates’. We do not have Police Certificate Clearance in New Zealand.
  • We don’t make recommendations on the suitability of an individual for employment.
    (Our role is to provide relevant information to an agency to allow them to make an informed decision.)
  • We don’t provide legal advice or guidance on interpreting the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
  • We don’t accept paper copies of forms. Vetting requests must be done online.