To get a criminal record (criminal conviction history) for someone else, you’ll need the other person’s signed agreement. To do this, both you (the third party) and the other person must fill in different parts of this form:
You’ll also need to send a copy of the person’s valid identification (ID).
You can also read our guide to help you fill out the form:
You can either:
In both cases you must sign a printed copy.
We use the copy of the person’s ID to check that the right person has filled in the form. Their ID must:
You must use one of the following:
If the person doesn’t have any of these, they’ll need to ask someone to confirm their identity. They do this by filling in step 5 on the form.
You can mail the form and ID to:
Criminal Records Unit
Ministry of Justice
Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)
We aim to process your request within 20 working days (about 4 weeks). This is from the date we receive your form. It doesn’t include mail delivery time.
Please wait until 20 working days after you have sent the request to call us if you have not received it.
If you asked us to return your record by post, you should include mail delivery time.
Current proacessing delays
Because of high current demand you may not get your report within 20 working days (about 4 weeks). We're working hard to process requests as fast as possible. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
This calculates the maximum time limit within which a response must be sent.
If your completed form is dated 6 months ago or earlier we won’t process it. You will need to fill in a new form. This is also the case if you change the date after you first fill in the form.
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