Applications for expungement of criminal records in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, are to be submitted to the Director General: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as prescribed in Part I of the relevant application form. (Postal address: Director General: Dept of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X 81, Pretoria 0001. Physical address: Pretmed Building, 319 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.)
All applications received in this regard will be referred to the Directorate: Legal Process.
FORM: J744 Eng / Afr - Form A: Application for expungement of a criminal record (Section 271B(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
(To be completed by a person who has a criminal record older than 10 years and whose sentences are listed in section 271B(1)). Follow this link to view additional information relating to the form and the regulations.
Please note the process takes 3 months to complete once the complete application is received.
ENQUIRIES BEFORE 3 MONTHS HAVE LAPSED UNFORTUNATELY HAVE A TREMENDOUS DELAYING EFFECT ON THE COMPLETION OF APPLICATIONS.
Enquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or you can contact any of the following officials for more information:
Also please note due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Expungement Unit is working at reduced capacity and may not be able to answer calls due to not being in the office. We apologise for the inconvenience.
ENQUIRIES BY WAY OF ELECTRONIC MAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF CORRESPONDENCE. ALL SUCH ENQUIRIES WILL BE ATTENDED TO WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS.
87 Expungement of records of certain convictions and diversion orders
(1) (a) Where a court has convicted a child of an offence referred to in Schedule 1 or 2, the conviction and sentence in question fall away as a previous conviction and the criminal record of that child must, subject to subsections (2), (3) and (5), on the written application of the child, his or her parent, appropriate adult or guardian (hereafter referred to as the applicant), in the prescribed form, be expunged after a period of...read more
Form 13 (J763) - Application for Expungement of Records of Conviction and Sentence by the Director–General or Cabinet Member - Sections 87(1) and 87(3) of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of 2008), Regulations relating to Child Justice [Regulation 49]
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for expungement of diversions in terms of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act No 75 of 2008), should be submitted to the Department of Social Development.
For further information please contact:
Mr Steven Maselesele
Director for Social Crime Prevention, Tel: 012 312 7065, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS EXPUNGEMENT OF A CRIMINAL RECORD?
WHEN CAN A PERSON APPLY FOR AN EXPUNGEMENT OF A CRIMINAL RECORD?
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION
STEPS DURING AN APPLICATION