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 days*. 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

$73.15 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 4 days *

6 reasons to choose CVCheck

1. Efficiency​ – We provide a click-and-flick process. No lengthy manual data input required.

2. Security – We are ISO accredited and completely secure, with results sent directly to your recruitment team.

3. Customisation – We create a bespoke solution for each customer – no two businesses have the same needs.

4. Centralisation – We’re a centralised platform – whatever check you need, you’ll find it here.

5. Integration – We integrate with leading HRIS/ATS systems to ensure that your workflow is as smooth as possible.

6. Time saving – We send automated reminders for outstanding information, saving you the time spent following up.

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
  • Criminal Background Check

You can order a Criminal Record Check in New Zealand online through CVCheck. The ordering process is fast and 100% paperless, with your check certificate returned in as little as 4 days*.

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 and Traffic Check costs $73.15 including GST.

The majority of our New Zealand Criminal Record and Traffic Checks are processed, with the results returned within 4 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.

In New Zealand, Criminal Record Checks do not go back a defined period when it comes to disclosing convictions on your certificate. The convictions that are disclosed in your criminal background check in New Zealand are released in accordance with the Clean Slate scheme.

In New Zealand, you can check your criminal history through CVCheck by ordering a Criminal Record Check online here. The ordering process is 100% paperless and fast, with your check certificate returned in as little as 4 days*.

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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.