Automated Fingerprinting Identification System (AFIS)
Its official the SAPS will be discontinuing the Criminal Name/ID check, historically used to check applicants criminal records.
A check will now require a full set of fingerprints.
The only way to criminal check is by submitting physical paper-prints (takes 3-8 weeks).
You can use AFISwitch Fingerprint checking.
This system interfaces with the SAPS AFIS for the purpose of criminal background enquirers.
Part of this technology is an electronic fingerprint reader used to capture an applicant’s fingerprints. This is submitted electronically by means of authorised accredited agents and software.
Result in 24 – 48 hours – clear/not cleared
If a possible “HIT” the police service will process this further and details regarding the record will be supplied later.
Accredited user in Northwest
AFIS ICHECK – A Network of agents in major centres in SA to facilitate Criminal AFIS Checks