United Kingdom

Please see some helpful hints below for conducting employment background checks in United Kingdom.


Scope of Criminal Record Check

Police National Computer


  • ESIQ International Criminal Order History Form
  • ESIQ Authorization and Release of Information
  • Basic Disclosure Application
    • Complete all sections (Sections 1 – 7)
  • Color Copy of a form of Identification document (scanned)
  • Accepted IDs: Passport, national identity card, driver’s license and visa
  • Proof of current address.
    • This document must be dated within the past 3 months and list the name and address of the applicant. A list of the required documents is provided on the Basic Disclosure Application in Section 6
  • 5 year address history – if additional space is needed, please list the address (es) on an extra sheet of paper and attach to the application

Turnaround Time

Estimated Turnaround Time: 10-15 business days

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.