Overseas Criminal Record Checks

When a DBS check is undertaken, the police authorities in the UK check all records going back to childhood for an individual. Where an applicant was born outside the UK and/or has lived or worked outside the UK for a period of more than three months, then it is expected that an application will be made by you to the appropriate authorities in the relevant country or countries to establish clearance.

You need to be aware that this can be a lengthy process and that this needs to be started as soon as possible. Please note the Edge Hill University is not able to make these applications on your behalf. You must do this yourself. We appreciate this can be a daunting process but please keep us updated on your progress.

Not all countries have a centralised police record and are not able to produce a statement of your conduct. In these circumstances, we will work with you to help you obtain as much supporting evidence as possible.

How do I obtain the check?

First of all, you need to inform us that you have lived in a country other than the UK for a period of more than three months. You can do so by clicking here. We will then contact you with further information.

Each country will have its own process to obtain a criminal record check. The UK Government offers advice for many countries on its website. However we also recommend that you contact the relevant embassy in London to seek advice on how to obtain the check.

I’m struggling to obtain the check

Not all countries have a centralised police record and are not able to produce a statement of your conduct. In these circumstances, we will work with you to help you obtain as much supporting evidence as possible.

Support available

If you are experiencing problems with any stage of the DBS application, the Admissions Team can be contacted by:

Email: DBSAdmin@edgehill.ac.uk

Phone: 01695 650950

Overseas Residence Declaration

If you have lived in a country other than the UK for more than three months, please complete the form below:

Personal Details


Date of Birth

Contact Details



Course Details


Overseas Residence - please list all countries with more than three months residence including dates

You confirm that the information given on this form is true, complete and accurate and no information or other material information has been omitted.

 

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