If you move to the UK in the hope of finding a job, starting a new business venture or pursuing higher education, you may have to go through a UK criminal record check. This is a standard procedure that allows the UK authorities or an employer to assess your status as an individual that functions in society.
Who can perform a Criminal Record Check?
In the UK, criminal record checks are also known as a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and can be requested by employers, government authorities, and educational institutions. Depending on the situation, you may be requested to provide a basic DBS check or an enhanced check. To understand the main differences and why you may be requested different criminal records check, please visit www.gov.uk.
Do I need a translation of a Criminal Record Certificate?
If you’re an immigrant, yes. UK authorities can’t perform criminal background checks in your country. In order to have access to your foreign criminal history information, the authorities will request a certified translation of the standard criminal records certificate that’s issued by your country.
However, not everyone is conducting criminal background checks, so we recommend waiting until you are asked for one. These are the scenarios where there’s a high chance you’ll have to provide criminal records information:
- Employment opportunities
- Entrepreneurship ventures
- Applying to a university or educational programme
- Visas and Immigration
How do I translate my Criminal Record?
We provide Certified translations of Certificates of Criminal Record (also Police Clearance, Police Certificates, Basic Disclosure) in English but also from English to other languages so that they can be used for employment, voluntary work, and wherever else needed.
Our highly-trained translators have lots of experience working with various types of criminal record information certificates so we can also offer guidance if various authorities have special requirements. Plus, since we handle such documents on a regular basis, we can provide discounted prices.
How long does it take to translate criminal record checks?
Translation of this type of documents can be completed within 24 hours.
All you need to do is send us a copy of your original criminal record via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Get a Quote form. Or you could just call us at 07549043558 and let us know your needs.
We provide both scanned copies of the certified translation of the criminal record certificate emailed as PDF and hard copies posted to any UK addresses.