A National Police Check (NPC) is often completed within the hour, however, it can also take days to complete depending on any complications. We advise you submit your request for a NPC as soon as possible to avoid any potential delays.


The National Police Checking Service aims to process 95 per cent of police checks in 10 business days, noting that:

  • Around 70 per cent of police checks are completed in real–time and the results are returned to the organisation that requested the check within minutes.
  • Around 30 per cent of police checks are referred to one or more police agency due to similarities in the name of an individual.
  • Sometimes this process takes longer than 10 business days due to the complexity of the check.


To ensure the police check is processed quickly, please complete the required forms in detail and provide as much accurate personal information as possible.


Tikforce will keep you up to date on how your process is going and contact you quickly if there is any issue with it being completed.


If you are still having issues after reading this article, our TikForce Support Team is here to help:


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