Guidance

HMG personnel security controls

This booklet describes the government’s personnel security and national security vetting policies and how the processes work.

Documents

HMG Personnel Security Controls - May 2018

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This booklet describes the government’s personnel security and national security vetting policies and how the processes work including:

  • why and in what circumstances personnel security and national security vetting controls may be applied
  • the information you may be asked to provide about yourself, your partner, your family and other third parties, and the checks that may be made against it
  • decision making criteria and avenues of appeal

A statement of HMG’s personnel security and vetting policy and set of frequently asked questions and answers can be found at the back of this booklet.

Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 11 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. PDF updated due to new GDPR regulations of May 2018.
  2. Updated HMG Personnel Security Controls - April 2014
  3. New version of document - previous edition from October 2013.
  4. Updated guidance with October 2013 version
  5. First published.