MIE has found that there has been a significant increase for requests to conduct criminal checks. According to MIE statistics 10.5% of candidates screened since January 2015 had a criminal record.
MIE’s criminal background screening is done through the South African Police Service (SAPS) Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). This is the most up to date criminal record database.
The use of advanced technology has enabled Afiswitch to launch the Afiswitch Premium Service. The premium service will return a result between 4 to 5 hours after receipt of a successful submission to Afiswitch, as opposed to the current 24 – 48 hour turnaround time of the Criminal by AFIS – Standard Search option.
Should you wish to make use of the Premium Search you can select it on the MIE portal. At a slightly increased price you can obtain quick and accurate criminal results in less than a day by selecting the AFIS Premium Search.