LexisNexis is a registered reseller of the AFISwitch Criminal Illicit Activity Check, the only criminal verification check available to the South African corporate market since the discontinuation of the SAPS Name Clearance Criminal Check in mid 2011.

The AFISwitch Criminal Illicit Activity Check requires a candidate's fingerprints in order to conduct the verification against the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. The fingerprints can be obtained by capturing the ten fingerprints of a potential candidate electronically using a SAGEM MSO300 scanner. The fingerprint package is then submitted online for verification to AFISwitch; the interface between the AFIS database and the public.

In order to capture the fingerprints, a representative would need to be trained as a biometric office and would need to purchase a scanner from an accredited reseller of AFISwitch.

LexisNexis is a accredited reseller of AFISwitch; and of the MSO300 scanners, required for conducting AFISwitch Criminal Illicit Activity Checks. We have registered biometric trainers around the country and conduct training at our offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. On site training is also available and our trainers will travel to outer lying regions where necessary.

If you are interested in purchasing your own scanner and becoming a biometric officer, complete the document request form alongside or contact us on 011 245 6602.

Alternative Methods of Conducting Criminal Checks


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