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APPLICATION FOR NRSO CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES

Please take note that the NRSO is now fully operational and people can apply for certificates in respect of particulars in the following manner:

A.    FOR PERSONS APPLYING FOR A CERTIFICATE BY PERSON IN RESPECT OF OWN PARTICULARS ON A J738 FORM [FORM 7 – REGULATION 17 (1)], PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A fully completed and signed J738 form.
  2. Reasons for applying for a certificate must be fully articulated.
  3. Ensure that a form is signed by the applicant.
  4. Attach a set of original fingerprints (obtainable from any SAPS police station) as per note 2 of the form.
  5. Attach a certified copy of an identity document / passport.
  6. Provide a full forwarding or postal address / contact numbers.

B.    FOR PERSONS SUBMITTING  AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE BY PERSON/ LICENCING AUTHORITY/ RELEVANT AUTHORITY IN RESPECT OF PARTICULARS OF ANOTHER ON A J739 FORM IN TERMS OF SECTION 44 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (SEXUAL OFFENCES AND RELATED MATTERS) AMENDMENT ACT,2007 (ACT NO.32 OF 2007). THESE INCLUDE PEOPLE WHO SEEK TO APPLY FOR ADOPTION, FOSTER–CARE, KINSHIP CAREGIVING ETC. FROM THE CHILDREN’S COURTS. PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A fully completed J739 form by person/ licencing authority/ relevant authority in respect of particulars of another.
  2. Please ensure that page 2 is fully completed and signed by the applicant on whose behalf a certificate is sought.
  3. Attach a set of original fingerprints (obtainable from any SAPS police station) as per note 2 of the form.
  4. Attach a certified copy of an identity document / passport.
  5. Provide a full forwarding or postal address / contact numbers of a person who is applying on behalf of another.

C.    FOR PERSONS APPLYING TO FOR THE REMOVAL OF PARTICULARS FROM THE NATIONAL REGISTER FOR SEX OFFENDERS ON A J741 IN TERMS OF SECTION 51 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (SEXUAL OFFENCES AND RELATED MATTERS) AMENDMENT ACT,2007 (ACT NO.32 OF 2007)

  1. A fully completed and signed J741 form.
  2. Reasons for applying for the removal of particulars from the register must be fully articulated (expungement or purely removal purposes).
  3. Ensure that a form is signed by the applicant.
  4. Attach a set of original fingerprints (obtainable from any SAPS police station) as per note 2 of the form.
  5. Attach a clearance certificate SAPS 365 (obtainable from SAPS CRC).
  6. Apply for a new fingerprint clearance using SAPS 91(A) at your nearest police station. The reasons for applying for a fingerprint clearance should be reflected as “to obtain fingerprint clearance” and once a fingerprint clearance report is received.
  7. Attach a fingerprint clearance report to the application form.
  8. Attach a sexual offence affidavit.

Following the receipt of the above, please hand deliver or courier it to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, 329 Momentum centre, Cnr Pretorius and Sisulu streets, PRETORIA.

If you are unable to had deliver the documents to us using the method above, you can post them to us by Registered Post to: Private Bag X 81, PRETORIA, 0001.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in an original Format and marked for the attention of the Registrar: NRSO

FORMS

You are kindly requested to forward the duly completed forms to: The Registrar, NRSO, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001 through registered post please.

Enquiries: NRSO
The Registrar: Ms Ntombizodwa Matjila
Tel: 012 315 1656, Fax: 086 677 5264, E-mail: nrso@justice.gov.za

Also view the: Act (PDF eFormEnglish / PDF eForm Afrikaans ) and the Regulations (PDF eForm English (Annexure A & Annexure B) / PDF eForm Afrikaans (Annex A & Anex B))

NOTE ON THE NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION REGISTER:
All enquiries in regard to clearance certificates (Form 29 & From 30) on names which may be registered on the National Child Protection Register, administered by the Department of Social Development, must please be directed to the Department of Social Development, for attention Mr Selema Mashiane (SelemaM@dsd.gov.za). These forms must be obtained from the offices of the Department of Social Development.

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