Basic Disclosure Certificate.

A Basic Disclosure is a criminal record check (termed as a "criminal conviction certificate" in Part V of the Police Act 1997) and it is the lowest level of Disclosure. It is available to anyone for any purpose, on payment of the appropriate fee. It contains details of convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or state that there are no such convictions. This type of Disclosure is only issued to the applicant. It is not job-specific or job related and may be used more than once.

Order basic disclosure for:

  • GBP 49 Regular Delivery

Pre-Apply for Basic Disclosure Certificate

You can complete the full application process online if you have been living at the same UK address for the last 12 months.

Apply for Basic Disclosure Certificate

Basic Disclosure Certificate - Details

The Disclosure Scotland requires applicants to provide information that confirms their identity. Copies of two ID forms (driving licence, valid passport, birth certificate or EU nationality card) and a copy of one document as a proof of address (utility bill, bank statement - dated within last three months) need to be provide. In 90% of all cases, the Basic Disclosure Certificate will be sent to you within 2 weeks after we have received the completed application form.

You can use either your home address or Global Choices’ address as the return address. Global Choices will comply with the Data Protect law and will take every precaution to protect your data.

The disclosure contains information valid only on the day of issue. You may be asked by your employer to renew it when required. You can apply for it as many times as needed.

Disqualifying Criteria

The Basic Disclosure Certificate is an official document that shows all convictions held under a list of disqualifying criteria. This document may be required by some employers to hold a restricted zone pass or to work under special conditions.

The disqualifying criteria to be checked are the following:

  • Aviation
  • Bomb threats and bomb hoaxes
  • Channel Tunnel
  • Criminal damage
  • Evasion of liability
  • Firearms
  • Harmful or dangerous drugs
  • Immigration
  • Maritime
  • Offences against the person
  • Offensive weapons
  • Railways
  • Sex offences
  • Terrorism
  • Theft


For the purpose of obtaining a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America, you need to apply with the ACPO

ACRO Police Certificate – immigration related purposes

ACPO Criminal Record Office provides police certificates for individuals wishing to immigrate to countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and United States of America. If you have been living in the UK regardless of your length of stay or nationality, then you are able to apply for ACRO. This certificate is NOT valid for employment purposes.

ACPO and ACRO were founded in 2006 as a policing organisation that has been working on enhancing Criminal Record Management within the UK; the organisation operates on behalf of 45 police forces in Wales and England so as to provide a reliable service of accessing historic information.

You might consider ACPO since:

  • ACPO runs criminal records check on non UK nationals on behalf of UK police officers.
  • ACPO examines notifications of UK citizens who have been convicted whilst overseas.
  • ACPO allocated a special team to promote opportunities for overseas criminal record exchange.

Order ACPO for only:

  • Standard Service£59.00 (15 working days, Not including dates of receipt or dispatch)
  • Premium Service£99.00 (5 working days, Not including dates of receipt or dispatch)
  • What it includes

    Certificates include whether or not the applicant has a UK convictions, all convictions, warnings, reprimands and cautions recorded on the UK Police Systems, the certificate might also contain information about foreign criminal history that has been disclosed to the UK. Please notice that ACPO guidelines are not compatible with ‘Scottish and Military convictions. In order for your photograph to be accepted must be countersigned by one person that is not your partner and who is employed in one of the following jobs. Contact us to receive an application form.

Global Choices. Contact information

Global Choices, 146 Omega Works, 4 Roach Road, London E3 2GY, United Kingdom
Tel: (+ 44) 208 533 2777 (UK)
Tel.: (+1) 646 929 4656 (USA)
Fax: (+ 44) 870 330 5955

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