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AccessNI: Criminal record checks

About AccessNI

AccessNI is a criminal record disclosure service in Northern Ireland

AccessNI checks

AccessNI provides basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks, also known as disclosures

AccessNI application forms

Application forms for basic, standard and enhanced checks and employer registration

AccessNI individuals

For certain jobs or voluntary roles you will require an AccessNI basic, standard or enhanced criminal records check

AccessNI turnaround times

Every week AccessNI updates turnaround times for processing checks

AccessNI employers

Certain employers and organisations can ask you for an AccessNI criminal records check if you apply to work or volunteer with them

AccessNI advice, complaints and disputes

AccessNI has a process for complaints or disputes if you disagree with information on your AccessNI certificate

AccessNI employers' obligations

When recruiting staff and volunteers, an employer is responsible for knowing when AccessNI criminal record checks are required

AccessNI fair treatment

Employers and organisations must follow rules about how they receive, use and store criminal record checks

AccessNI checking job applicants, employees and volunteers

When recruiting staff or volunteers, employers and organisations must treat fairly applicants with criminal convictions

Working overseas - criminal record checks

An employer overseas will tell you about the criminal record check they require

AccessNI registered bodies

AccessNI authorises registered bodies to request standard and enhanced criminal record checks for staff or volunteers

AccessNI umbrella bodies

Employers who aren’t registered bodies can ask an umbrella body to request standard and enhanced criminal record checks