SAPS 91A Fingerprints




The implementation of AFIS in certain regions/offices might not be viable as the requirement for criminal verifications is merely required on an adhoc basis.

SAPS 91A Form Verification Process

  1. On a Company Letterhead:
    The letter must contain the following information:
    • The company name requesting a Criminal by AFIS Check to be performed on the candidate;
    • The reason for the request, e.g. Employment Purposes;
    • The candidate details (Full Names and Surnames, Maiden Names, ID number, Passport Number, Date of Birth.)
  2. If order numbers are required for processing, please also add it to the letter.
  3. Set of Original Fingerprints on a SAPS 91(a) form (available from all Police Stations.)
    Please make sure that the SAPS 91(a) form contains the following information:
    • Details of Police Officer who took the fingerprints;
    • SAPS Date Stamp.
  4. Clear copy of ID/Passport document.
  5. Signed MIE Indemnity form.
  6. Original Fingerprints, documentation and information are couriered to MIE.
  7. Once all requirements are met, the criminal check is submitted to Afiswitch and feedback will be supplied within three to five business days.

Alternative SAPS 91A Form Verification Process

  • Alternatively the manual fingerprints/SAPS 91A process can now be done via EPCV/SmartScreen® by selecting the specific request namely; Criminal by AFIS- Manual, where you are required to attach the indemnity form and copy of the person’s ID to the request before submitting it to MIE.
  • Please note that the original set of fingerprints SAPS 91A will still need to be couriered to MIE 252 Jean Avenue Jean Park Chambers Building 1 Centurion 0157, as we cannot use a scanned copy.