United Kingdom Criminal Records & Background Checks

Find information, forms and turn-around times to check criminal records.

Average turn-around time (National Search): 14 to 15 days

Application Checklist

For a National criminal record check in the United Kingdom, you must submit the following information:

  • Completed Application form Download
  • Completed and signed Authorization form Download
  • Passport Scan (or other supporting documentation as listed in the UK Required Personal Details form)
  • UK Declaration Form
    (All pages must be filled out) Download

What You Need To Know

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