Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice (the Ministry) will soon be launching an online, secure and accessible criminal conviction history check service.
The Ministry provides a criminal conviction history check service to individuals and third parties. The service provides a person’s criminal conviction history subject to the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004.
The annual number of requests processed through the service has increased from 11,000 when the service first began, to now over 500,000. This growth is largely due to the increased use of criminal conviction history checks for pre-employment, training and licensing purposes.
The current service is paper-based and is a time-consuming, manual process. The new online service will mean:
The new online service is scheduled to launch in May 2021.
Service customers will have the following two options:
Request your own criminal record under the Privacy Act
Request someone else’s criminal record (third party)
More detailed information about the new online service will be available early February 2021.