Need a fast online NZ Police Check ?
If you’re new to Australia, or have spent more than six months abroad, a potential employer may request an international police check as part of their pre-employment screening. Worker Checks is the right place for your NZ Police Check.
Our checking process meets the highest international standards often required of international students, teachers, Aged Care & Disability workers and health practitioners, and is performed 100% online.
Get your International Police Check 100% online with Worker Checks
If you’re new to Australia, or have spent more than six months abroad, a potential employer may request an International Police check as part of their pre-employment screening.
Also known as overseas police clearance or criminal history check, completing your check with Worker Checks makes the task of getting your criminal history checked from an overseas country easy !
Our checking process meets the highest international standards often required of international students, teachers and health practitioners, and is performed 100% online using digital document upload and secure online document delivery via your Worker Checks personal portal.
Note: Our checks are suitable for background screening, for example employment, recruitment and rental checks. Some organisations have specific requirements for overseas police check certificates, so we recommend checking these requirements before you proceed.
Please check with the relevant authorities if you require an international police clearance for VISA and immigration purposes. We do not guarantee that our checks are suitable for VISA and immigration purposes.
Why get an International Police Check?
If you’re an international student, a teacher, practice medicine or nursing, work in childcare or have spent more than six-months living or working abroad, you may need overseas criminal history screening.
ID required for a Police Check
You need an Australian or foreign passport to apply for your Worker Checks International criminal history check.
All documents must be original and current (not expired).
Be sure to check that all of your details across your identity documents match what you’ve provided in your application. If your maiden name or previous name doesn’t match, you’ll need to provide change of name documentation
How much is an International Police Check ?
- $170 per international check
- $70 per New Zealand check
How do I apply for a NZ Police Check in Australia?
To complete your Police Check from Australia 100% online:
- Select International Police Check from Workerchecks product page and follow the instructions to create a Workerchecks account and then complete the application.
- Simply complete the data entry and consent. Upload your IDs and take a selfie (with your passport legible) for proving your identity.
- Pay via credit card and submit your order for processing.
- You will receive an email and a text to notify you when your check is available in your Worker Checks portal.
- When available your Police Check can be printed or electronically shared from your personal portal.
Your Kiwi police check is usually ready within 10 to 12 working days.
Note: Our international police checks are suitable for background screening, for example employment and rental checks. Some organisations have specific requirements for international police check certificates, so we recommend checking these requirements before you proceed.
A Worker Checks International Police Check will usually be ready within 5 to 15 working days. In some cases, it will take longer, depending on the processing times of government agencies coordinating checks in each country.
Police checks for the New Zealand are typically turned around within 5 days.
You will be able to print or e-share your Worker Checks International Police certificate from your personal account page.
You will be notified via email when your Worker Checks International Police Check results are available in your personal portal.
You can share your international police check from your personal Worker Checks portal at the touch of a button simply by entering the recipients email address and giving you permission to share your international police check result.
There are no expiry dates on the Worker Checks International Police Checks. But they are a point-in-time check. Policies vary between employers as to how recently they require the screening to have been done.
If you haven’t received your Worker Checks International Police Check after 15 business days, please contact Worker Checks:
- phone: 1300 609 970
- email: [email protected]