From 1st January 2021 the rules has changed for EU citizens visiting, working or studying in the UK.!
Newcomers need to apply for a Work Visa or in some cases a Student Visa.
Read more about it here
In the UK some jobs will require you to have a criminal record check that is called a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Services) and/or if you had lived abroad to show a foreign Certificate of Good Conduct before you can start work. Such jobs include working with children or elderly people.
DBS certificate in the UK
Enhanced Criminal Record Check – DBS certificate can only be applied for through your employer. You will be provided with the necessary forms to fill in, plus you will need 3 proof of identification documents e.g: passport, National Insurance Number, driving licence, utility bill, bank statement, rental agreement, P60, P45 etc. The certificate will be posted to your home address.
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Basic Criminal Record Check You might want to show you have no criminal record if you are self employed, working with kids, elderly, or you run a mobile/domestic service, like gardening, cleaning, beauty or fitness therapies, etc. You can apply for a Basic DBS certificate for yourself online – Basic disclosure – it costs £23.
Criminal Record Check from Abroad
If you have lived in another country for 3 months straight within the last 5 years then you will need to obtain proof of your criminal record check from that country. This is known as a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ but it is also commonly known as a ‘Certificate of Clearance’ and a ‘Certificate of No Criminal Conviction’.
How to apply for a foreign Certificate of Good Conduct
Each country has a different application process. You can apply at your countries embassy within the UK or you can apply in your original country. Criminal record check for Countries A – F ; Countries G – P ; Countries Q – Z.