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Check the progress of a National Police Check

Check the progress of a National Police Check

You can check the status of your National Police Certificate (NPC) through our AFP Status Portal. You can also validate any newly completed checks.

Before you check please remember:

  • We complete and post most NPCs within 48 hours of receiving your application. This may vary if we need to get information from multiple states or territories.
  • Digital certificates are sent directly to your email address. Don't forget to check your junk mail.
  • For hard-copy certificates, allow for postage time. Wait at least 15 business days before contacting us about the status of your check.
  • Name and fingerprint NPCs may take 15 to 30 business days.

We'll send you an email to let you know when we've:

  • received your application
  • finalised your application and mailed your certificate.

Get in touch

National Police Checks

Australian Federal Police
Criminal Records
Locked Bag 8550

Need help with a police check?

Get help submitting your application or tell us about a problem with your police check.