[Regulation 2(1) - Form A]
APPLICATION FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF A CRIMINAL RECORD
[SECTION 271B (1) OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT, 1977 (ACT NO. 51 OF 1977)]
(To be completed by a person who has a criminal record older than 10 years and upon whom a fine of not more than R20
000 was imposed and has not been sentenced to a period of imprisonment)
Who may apply for the expungement of a criminal record:
A person may apply if:
10 Years has lapsed after the date of the conviction for that offence.
The person has not been convicted of any other offence and sentenced to a period of
imprisonment without the option of a fine during those 10 years.
The person was sentenced to any of the sentences set out in Part II of this Form.
A person will not qualify if:
He or she was convicted of a sexual offence against a child or a person who is mentally
disabled or of an offence, where he or she was found to be unsuitable to work with children.
His or her name is included in the National Register for Sex Offenders or the National Child
Protection Register but may qualify if his or her name has been removed from the National
Register for Sex Offenders or the National Child Protection Register.
Before submitting the application for expungement of a conviction, a clearance certificate showing that a
period of 10 years has lapsed after the conviction(s) and sentence(s), must be obtained from the
Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Service. The clearance certificate must be attached
to the application.
If the person’s name has been included in the National Register for Sex Offenders, a confirmation must
be obtained from the Registrar that his or her name has been removed from the Register. The
confirmation or a certified true copy of the confirmation must be attached to the application.
If the person’s name has been included in the National Child Protection Register, a confirmation must be
obtained from the Director- General: Social Development that his or her name has been removed from
the Register. The confirmation or a certified true copy of the confirmation must be attached to the
The completed application form (Part II and Part III), together with the attachments must be posted or
delivered by hand to the Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development:
Postal Address: Private Bag X 81 Pretoria 0001
Street Address: Momentum Centre, 329 Pretorius Street (corner of Pretorius and Prinsloo
streets), Pretoria 0001
If the Director-General is satisfied that a person meets the requirements set out in section 271B(1) of the
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT