Police Check UK
United Kingdom Police Checks & Police Clearance Certificates (PCC)
CVCheck’s UK Criminal Verification Checks can be ordered on behalf of current UK passport holders for the purpose of obtaining a UK Police Clearance Certificate prior to employment. Ordering a UK Police Check has never been easier than with CVCheck. We’ve streamlined the process so you can receive your clearance certificate 100% online and on demand, bypassing unnecessary post office queues and paper forms.
A comprehensive criminal record search, also known as a Basic DBS Check or Basic Disclosure Check, is conducted through the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Please note that DBS will not provide criminal record details to any person other than the candidate who is the subject of the search. This policy is intended to allow the candidate the opportunity to review and correct as required any information before it is reported to the employer. CVCheck will liaise with the candidate directly to obtain this information.
A UK Police Check from CVCheck may only be used for employment purposes.
Police Checks from the United Kingdom – the smarter way
CVCheck’s International Criminal Verification Checks have revolutionised the way individuals and organisations obtain a police check or clearance internationally. We’ve streamlined the process online so you can bypass unnecessary post office queues, tedious paper forms and untraceable snail mail. There’s no smarter way to get a UK Police Check.
100% online and on demand
At CVCheck, we’re connected directly to international databases, so your UK Police Check could be completed in as little as 14 business days*. Order on the go via our website by simply submitting your personal details and providing copies of your identification. We’ll then run your check and notify you as soon as your completed UK Police Check Certificate is ready to be downloaded.
Trusted and Secure
Our UK Criminal Record Checks are sourced directly from the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), so you know that when you’re obtaining a UK Police Check from CVCheck, you are getting a complete and accurate history. Our UK police clearances are trusted by government departments, licensing authorities and employers in Australia and around the world.
You’re in good company
As Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 1 million businesses and individuals get the checks they need for work, study or licensing approval. We can help you skip the queues, too.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a UK Police Check?
A UK Police Check is a document that includes reportable criminal record convictions for an individual in the United Kingdom.
The check is conducted, and information is sourced, directly from the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
What documents do I need to apply for a UK Police Check?
To apply for a UK Police Check for the purpose of employment in Australia, applicants need to supply a copy of their passport and provide 5 years of address history.
How do I order a UK Police Check?
With CVCheck, a UK Police Check has never been easier to order. Simply create a free account with us and order on the go, straight from our website. After submitting copies of your identification and paying for your check, you could receive your clearance certificate in as little as 14 days*.
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What shows up on a UK Police Check?
A UK Police Check will provide authenticated details on any disclosable convictions, reprimands, warnings and conditional discharges an applicant may have.
Pending prosecutions and offences still under investigation may also be disclosed when a UK police clearance is undertaken. And there may also be details of foreign criminal history information where it has been disclosed to the UK.
A smarter way to get a check
* All turnaround times are estimated working times for Australian checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, CVCheck is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, CVCheck does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is CVCheck’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Read more about our delivery times here.