How do I order overseas criminal record checks for my employees?

If your employees have previously lived or worked abroad, you might want to check out their criminal record overseas. APCS carry out checks for over 250 countries worldwide!
Overseas Checks - Step 1

Step 1

Create an overseas check account on behalf of your organisation here.
Overseas Checks - Step 2

Step 2

Create a New Order, choosing the country and level of check. The level of overseas check can be a local, national, federal or state-wide. The level of overseas check is subject to what is available for each country.
Overseas Checks - Step 3

Step 3

Choose whether you would like to use our faster overseas online form, or if you would like the applicant to fill in a paper form.
Overseas Checks - Step 4

Step 4

Once you have filled in the applicants details, scan the form back to [email protected]. APCS accept payment via card or invoice.
Overseas Checks - Step 5

Step 5

APCS will then carry out the overseas check on your behalf. When the check has been completed, you will receive the result certificate via email.

How much are overseas criminal record checks?

Prices and turnaround times vary from country to country, so if you would like to find out more, please contact us on 0845 643 1145 or email us here.

Are the overseas checks the same as a DBS check?

No, the checks are not carried out by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), so they are not the equivalent of the UK DBS checks. They can be local or national level checks depending on your business requirements. You can select the level of check on our APCS order form. You can order the checks from the ‘Order now’ button below.

Types of checks

Scotland - Basic Criminal Record Checks

Basic Criminal Record Check

A basic criminal record check for individuals living in Scotland or overseas only.
Overseas Basic

Overseas Basic Apostille

An Apostille will allow authorities in other countries to accept your UK basic check.
Overseas Basic Attestation

Overseas Basic Attestation