Criminal History Checks

To obtain a copy of your NZ record of criminal convictions please contact the Ministry of Justice .  You should allow at least 25 working days for this.

  • NZ and Australian graduates registering in the intern pharmacist scope of practice must provide a criminal conviction record.
  • If you have resided in another country, prior to initial registration with the Pharmacy Council, you will be required to provide a criminal convictions record from each country you have resided in.  There may be exceptions where this has already been checked by Immigration New Zealand.
  • Pharmacists or intern pharmacists who are applying for reinstatement to the Register must provide a criminal history check from NZ and any other country they have resided in.

The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 applies.