PO Box 601 - Ladysmith 3370
AFIS Automated Fingerprint Identification System
WHY DO YOU NEED AFIS?
The current means of checking if a person has a criminal record, using their name and ID number, is no longer accurate and reliable and will be turned off by the SAPS CRC’s. A criminal check will now require a full set of candidate’s fingerprints captured electronically using the new AFIS system.
WHO CAN USE AFIS?
Any company that uses or wants to do criminal checks as part of pre-employment or periodic criminal checking.
HOW DOES AFIS WORK?
The AFISwitch technology is software that interfaces with the SAPS AFIS for the purpose of criminal background enquiries. Part of this technology is an electronic fingerprint reader used to capture an applicant’s fingerprints.
Once ten fingerprints have been captured successfully they are submitted electronically, by means of an internet connection. On completion of a fingerprint search, the SAPS AFIS returns a Possible Hit or No-hit result within 24-48 hours. In the case of a "Possible HIT" report, SAPS will further process the search and supply the details regarding the record.
2012 ANNUAL BACKGROUND RESULTS