Criminal Record & Convictions Checks in NZ

New Zealand Criminal Record History & Traffic Checks – online and on demand

CVCheck’s New Zealand Criminal Record checks are the fastest, smartest and most efficient way to get your criminal background checks for employment online.

Smarter Criminal Record Checks NZ

CVCheck has revolutionised the way individuals and organisations obtain criminal conviction history. We know how important it is to get your criminal history check for employment purposes fast. Which is why we have streamlined the process online, so you can bypass the queues and snail mail. There’s no smarter way to get a New Zealand Police Criminal Record Check.

Fast and 100% online

We source our New Zealand Criminal Records directly from the Ministry of Justice. The results will be returned to you in 4, 11 or 16 days to suit your needs. Order from anywhere via our website and we’ll notify you as soon as your NZ criminal check is ready to be downloaded.

Trusted and secure

Our NZ Criminal Record Checks are sourced directly from the Ministry of Justice, so you can rest assured that you’re getting a complete and accurate report of your criminal history and prior convictions. Trusted by national government departments, including the police, licensing authorities and employers, our criminal history and background checks are an unrivalled solution.

You're in good company

As New Zealand’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 150,000 businesses and individuals get the checks they need for employment, study or licensing approval. We can help you skip the queues too.

Criminal Record Checks - New Zealand

New Zealand: Criminal Record and Traffic - Express Delivery

$70.50 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 11 days *

New Zealand: Criminal Record and Traffic - Priority Delivery

$83.50 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 4 days *

New Zealand: Criminal Record and Traffic - Standard Delivery

$60.50 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 16 days *

Frequently Asked Questions

A New Zealand Criminal Record Check (Criminal Record and Traffic Check) is a document that lists an individual’s disclosable criminal and traffic convictions resulting from court appearances recorded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice in compliance with the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004. A New Zealand Criminal Record Check is commonly used for employment purposes or appointing individuals to positions of trust.

New Zealand Criminal Record Checks may also be referred to as:

  • Police Check
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Criminal Conviction History
  • Police File
  • Police Record
  • Criminal Check

You can order a Criminal Record Check in New Zealand online. The ordering process is fast and 100% paperless. Applicants can choose from standard delivery, express delivery or priority delivery, depending on the urgency of their check.

New Zealand Criminal Record Checks are ‘point in time’ checks and are current as of the date of issue. A New Zealand Criminal Record Check has no formal period of validity. However, many employers and organisations will only accept a Criminal Record Check that has been issued in the past 12 months.

A New Zealand Criminal Record Check – Standard Delivery costs $60.50 including GST.

The majority of our New Zealand Criminal Record Checks are processed, with the results returned within 5 business days. However, if a check requires additional manual cross-referencing by police, it may take longer. It is therefore recommended that individuals order their check at least 10 business days before they require their result.

A New Zealand Criminal Record Check (Criminal Record and Traffic Check) is a document that lists an individual’s disclosable criminal and traffic convictions resulting from court appearances recorded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice in compliance with the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004. A New Zealand Criminal Record Check is commonly used for employment purposes or appointing individuals to positions of trust.

A New Zealand Police Vetting undertakes a criminal history check and also provides 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.

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* All turnaround times are estimated working times for New Zealand checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, CVCheck is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, CVCheck does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is CVCheck’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Should a Police Check be referred for further enquiries it may take several additional days to receive the result, and occasionally much longer. Read more about our delivery times here.