Need an International Police Check?
A Worker Checks International Police Check is 100% online and secure.Get police clearance from more than 190 overseas countries and territories.
Worker Checks International Police Checks
If you’re new to Australia, or have spent more than six months abroad, a potential employer may request an international police check as part of their pre-employment screening.
Also known as police clearance or an international criminal history check, your Worker Checks International Police Check makes the complex task of applying with multiple overseas police agencies simple.
Our checking process meets the highest international standards often required of international students, teachers and health practitioners, and is performed 100% online using digital document upload and secure document delivery.
Note: Our international police checks are suitable for background screening, for example employment and rental checks. Some organisations have specific requirements for international police check certificates, so we recommend checking these requirements before you proceed.
How much is a Worker Checks International Police Check?
- $170 per international check
- $70 per New Zealand check
If you’re an international student, a teacher, practice medicine or nursing, work in childcare or have spent more than six-months living or working abroad, you may need an international police check.
A Worker Checks International Police Check is a trusted global credential service facilitating police clearance from more than 190 international countries and territories.
You need an Australian or foreign passport to apply for your Worker Checks International Police Check.
All documents must be original and current (not expired).
Be sure to check that all of your details across your identity documents match what you’ve provided in your application. If your maiden name or previous name doesn’t match, you’ll need to provide change of name documentation (contact your local registry office or foreign embassy).
A Worker Checks International Police Check will usually be ready within 5 to 15 working days. In some cases, it will take longer, depending on the processing times of government agencies coordinating checks in each country.
A Worker Checks International Police Check is 100% online and can be ordered from anywhere in Australia.
Also known as an International Criminal History Check (ICHC), a Worker Checks International Police Check details recorded criminal history in over 190 countries and overseas territories. This includes identifying felony and/or misdemeanour level conviction records and arrests pending adjudication.
You will be able to print your Worker Checks International Police certificate from your personal account page.
You will be notified via email when your Worker Checks International Police Check results are available in your personal portal.
You can share your international police check from your personal Worker Checks portal at the touch of a button simply by entering the recipients email address and giving you permission to share your international police check result.
As soon as you’ve paid for and lodged your Australia Post International Police Check application, the police check is initiated. This means we can’t provide a refund for a police check application if you’ve changed your mind.
There are no expiry dates on the Worker Checks International Police Checks. But they are a point-in-time check. Policies vary between employers as to how recently they require the screening to have been done.
Can I dispute my International Polcie Check result?
You can dispute the result of your Worker Checks International Police Check.
- phone: 1300 609 970
- email: [email protected]
If you haven’t received your Worker Checks International Police Check after 15 business days, please contact Worker Checks:
- phone: 1300 609 970
- email: [email protected]
Worker Checks can only provide international criminal history checks for overseas countries when you’re currently living in Australia. If you need an international police check for an international country, and you’re currently living in that country, we recommend you either:
- use a local provider
- check with your local authority to confirm an Worker Checks International Police check will be accepted (before you apply).
This is because some organisations have specific requirements for accepting international police check certificates. So, while our checking process meets the highest international standards, we recommend that you check for any specific requirements before you proceed with your Worker Checks International Police Check.
You may need an Worker Checks International Police Check if you’re new to Australia and want to verify your background to include in your CV or job application.
Many businesses include an international police check as part of their pre-screening process if candidates have spent more than six months overseas. International police checks are usually required for international students, teachers and health practitioners.
We can monitor Working with Children Checks by screening weekly - free of charge
– If you wish to register as a worker who will be working with children, you will need a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
For organisation’s who hold an account to screen workers – if the worker has a WWCC – we will screen weekly at no additional cost. Results will be available in your business portal. If there is a check discrepancy – you will receive an alert.
WWCC are only processed through the statutory organisations in each state – the contact details and websites for more information on the application process can be found below.
Once you have received your check – we welcome you to add it to your “check passport” and register it with workerchecks.com