National security vetting: advice for people who are being vetted

This advice explains national security vetting and how the process works.



This document gives advice to people applying for national security vetting. It includes an overview of the process and what to expect, including the types of information requested. It also provides answers to the most commonly asked questions.

The advice is intended for people applying for government posts that require national security vetting, as well as current staff in these posts.

Published 26 June 2015
Last updated 25 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Vetting clearance guidance updated with the latest version

  2. First published.