Guidance

Criminal records checks for overseas applicants

Who can apply, how to apply, contact details.

Documents

Countries A to F - Applying for a criminal records check for someone from overseas

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Countries G to P - Applying for a criminal records check for someone from overseas

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Countries Q to Z - Applying for a criminal records check for someone from overseas

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Guidance on the application process for criminal records checks overseas

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Detail

The application process for criminal records checks or ‘Certificates of Good Character’ for someone from overseas varies from country to country. You’ll have to apply in the country or to the relevant embassy in the UK.

Please read the guidance document if you have any queries. If you have any questions on applying for a criminal record check in the UK, please contact the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you have any comments about the information contained in the main documents, or spot any errors, please contact ICIT@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.