Police Check Guide.
Revised March 2020
Your complete guide to getting a valid police check in your country.
United Kingdom Disclosure and Barring Service Check:
Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’. It costs £23. It’s available for people working in England and Wales.
German Police Check:
The issuing of certificates of good conduct and the issuing of information from the central trade register are generally subject to a fee. The fee is 13 euros each and must be paid online.
Spanish Police Check:
You can apply for a police background check in Spain either in person or online.
French Police Check:
You can obtain a criminal record check online in France.
Australian Police Check:
Australian citizens can undergo a working with children check in their state of residence. The process of application for a working with children check varies on a state by state basis.
New Zealand Police Check:
There is no such thing as a ‘police clearance certificate’ in New Zealand. If you are convicted of a crime, a criminal record is created and held in a database by the Ministry of Justice. If you are asked for a ‘police clearance certificate’, ‘police record’, ‘police file’, ‘police check’, or ‘criminal check’, a copy of your criminal record from the Ministry of Justice should meet the requirements. If you have no convictions, you will receive a letter stating that is the case.
United States Police Check:
In the United States one can apply for a local police record check at their local police department where they reside or last resided in the United States.
Portugal Police Check:
In Portugal you need to request a copy of your criminal record.