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Overseas Checks

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!

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

  1. Create an overseas check account on behalf of your organisation here.
  2. Create a New Order, choosing the country and level of check. The level of overseas check is subject to what is available for each country.
  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.
  4. Once you have filled in the applicant’s details, scan the form back to [email protected]. APCS accept payment via card or invoice.
  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 [email protected].

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 same as UK DBS checks. They are still a criminal record check, and the information they may contain can vary depending on the level of check and the country. You can select the level of check on our APCS order form. You can order the checks from the ‘Order now’ button below.

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