United Kingdom
  • Updated on 21 Nov 2019
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United Kingdom

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Average Turnaround Time

The Average Turnaround Time for United Kingdom is 14 to 15 days

Application Checklist

For an International Criminal Record Check in United Kingdom, you must submit the following:

Completed Candidate Information Form
Completed and Signed Authorization Form
United Kingdom Instructions and Forms
Passport Scan*

*A copy of the applicant's National ID card will also suffice in lieu of the passport scan if the applicant still resides in-country.

The process for how a Criminal Search request is submitted varies depending on where the applicant is applying for work or where the applicant is living. The specific details are listed within the Instructional packet, please review the requirements carefully to ensure that the appropriate documentation is included for the specific search you are requesting. Please contact GoodHire if you have any additional questions.

Please provide the location where the applicant will be working or living. This information is required to determine which source will be used to conduct the search.

For status requests on searches submitted in England or Wales, the candidate must contact DBS using the DBS helpline at +44 (0) 3000 200 190 (option 1 then option 2).

Additional Information

The search is conducted at a Nationwide level. The search returns all criminal offenses that have met the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

Disclosure Scotland is used for applicants working or living in Scotland or Northern Ireland, or any applicants that live or work outside of the UK. Disclosure and Barring Service is used to conduct searches for applicants that reside or work in England.

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