UKSV National Security Vetting: vetting information leaflets

Information about the vetting clearance process produced by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV).


Referees information leaflet


Information leaflets relating to the vetting clearance process for those being vetted and those providing a character reference.

Vetting applicants please follow this link for current guidance.

The UKSV Helpdesk replaced the former Enquiry Centre service in December 2023. How to contact the UKSV Helpdesk

How to submit a Change of Personal Circumstances

Vetting Explained and our Vetting Charter page - includes further guidance leaflets and videos to help applicants and sponsors to avoid common errors.

Published 1 October 2011
Last updated 17 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Referee guidance leaflet updated in line with current policy and links added to page to aid navigation.

  2. Outdated information removed and replaced with link to current guidance.

  3. Guidance leaflets updated to include new UKSV Helpdesk contacts

  4. Subkects and Referees information leaflet updated with the latest version

  5. Replaced the subject and referee leaflets

  6. Published 2 new information leaflets

  7. Forms updated with latest UKSV versions

  8. Updated both leaflets.

  9. New versions of documents

  10. First published.