To obtain an overseas police check from Australia, you can follow these steps:
Determine the country where you need the police check for: Different countries have different requirements for obtaining a police check, so it’s important to know the specific requirements for the country you need the check for.
Choose a provider: There are several companies in Australia that offer overseas police check services, including Worker Checks.
Gather necessary information: You’ll need to provide personal details, such as your full name, date of birth, and current address, as well as passport details and any other relevant information required by the specific provider. You will also need a credit card to pay for an online international police check.
Submit the application. Worker Checks International Police Checks are completed 100% online and paid using a credit card.
Wait for the results: The processing time for overseas police checks can vary, but it generally takes between 10 to 12 working days.
Receive the results: Once the check is complete, you will receive an SMS and an email – your International Police check will then be available in your personal portal for printing or e-sharing.
It’s important to note that not all countries accept overseas police checks, so it’s a good idea to check with the relevant authorities in the country you need the check for to ensure it will be accepted. For example South Korea will not provide checks using external providers and you must apply through an embassy.
Note – not suitable for visa and immigration purposes
- Worker Checks international police checks are suitable for background screening, for example employment and rental checks, not for visa and immigration purposes. Some organisations have specific requirements for international police check certificates, so we recommend checking these requirements before you proceed.