Fingerprint / Criminal Clearances
In 2006 the SAPS outsourced the issuing of Fingerprint Clearances and therefore SCF can issue anyone that requires a South African Electronic Fingerprint Clearance Certificate, with one within 48hrs. IDECO AFISwitch signed a 15yr contract with the SAPS in November 2006, as published in the Government Gazette (Vol. 496 dated 27 October 2006 No. 29319 Notice 1502).
IDECO AFISwitch, interfaces with the SAPS AFIS to validate the criminal record status of an individual within 48hrs. The system provides electronic fingerprint criminal clearance checks, based on fingerprints, using live scan or FBI-approved flatbed scanner fingerprint data.
The fingerprint clearance certificate is primarily used for pre-employment purposes in South Africa as well as a quick form of checking a criminal status.