Most applicants for Australian citizenship are assessed against the good character requirement. To assist with this assessment, you may need to complete a National Police Checking Service (NPCS) Application/Consent Form, sometimes called a CrimTrac form.
You need to complete an NPCS or CrimTrac form if you are applying on a paper application form and the form lists this as a requirement, or if you are requested to do so by a departmental officer.
If you are required to complete an NPCS form, you only need to complete:
- page 1 (Section 1 – Personal information), and
- page 6 (Section 7 – Consent to Obtain Personal Information).
Your completed NPCS or CrimTrac form must be sent to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection with your citizenship application.
Important: Do not send your NPCS form to the CrimTrac agency or obtain a police history check directly from the police.
You do not need to pay a lodgement fee for the NPCS form.
See: National Police Checking Service (NPCS) Application/Consent Form (416KB PDF file)