An NZ Criminal Record Check or MoJ Check allows employers to make a more informed recruitment decisions in order to protect their employees and customers.
While Police Vetting Checks are mandatory for certain roles such as those involving contact with children there is a strong business case for employers to make Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Checks or Criminal Record Checks on all employees. These reasons include a duty of care to their current employees by avoiding employing violent or dangerous individuals and ensuring that individuals with specific convictions are not recruited to roles where they would pose a high risk e.g. a convicted fraudster being employed within the finance department.
NZ Criminal Record Check Products
An NZ Criminal Record Check covers criminal and traffic convictions.
It does not include:
- infringements (such as parking tickets)
- charges that have not gone to court
- charges where you were not convicted
- times where you have gone to court and were found not guilty
- demerit points and driver licence suspensions. Please see our driver license check for this
If you are eligible for a clean slate, your criminal record will be concealed under the Clean Slate scheme.
This is a very general question and you should read more here
The clean slate scheme allows some people the right, in some circumstances, to withhold information about their criminal convictions. It means that when an eligible person is asked about their criminal record, they can say they have no criminal record.
A digital copy of your Criminal Record will be sent via email. You will also be able to download from your account.
NZ Criminal Records are point in time checks and are current as of the date of issue. A Criminal Convictions Check / Moj Check has no period of validity; it is up to employers and organisations discretion to determine the period of time for which they will accept an MoJ Check.
Currently Verified NZ can carry out Conviction History Checks for New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the USA.