As part of the criminal record check requirement in the regulated aviation industry only, overseas criminal record
certificates are required for each country the applicant has been continuously resident in for 6 months or more,
covering the previous 5 year period.
Applications in overseas countries vary and detailed advice for most countries can be found at:
If the country in which the applicant was based is not listed on either of the two websites, please contact that
country’s Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in the UK for advice. Contact details can be found at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
In exceptional case cases such as official sources do not exist or they are unable to supply the individual with a
certificate, the individual should be requested to provide:
The information provided should be checked for accuracy and authenticity.
Employers may wish to consider taking into account the following factors:
If you have served overseas with HM Armed Forces in the last 5 years you will need to provide an extract from your
service records. The extract must expressly disclose any convictions you may have, and should cover periods spent
overseas of 6 months or more.
More information is available from the security industry authority
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