AccessNI is a branch in the Department of Justice. Its role is to process applications from members of the public who require a criminal record check for employment purposes. AccessNI issues 3 types of check
|Type of check||Purpose||How to apply||Information disclosed|
This section of the website provides information about AccessNI legislation, policy issues and other corporate matters. You cannot make an application for a criminal record check from this site.
Directly to AccessNI or through an employer or their representative or a licence provider.
|Standard||For Security Industry Authority licences or professional occupations eg lawyers, Accountants||Through SIA, an employer or their representative.||Spent and unspent convictions, cautions and informed warnings|
|Enhanced with/ without a barred list check||Working or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults, taxi licences or working with controlled drugs.||
Through an employer or their representative or licence provider.
|As Standard, plus relevant police information and where appropriate a “barred list” check|
Apply for a check/find out more about AccessNI
You can’t apply for a check through this website. If you are a member of the public and need to apply for a check or you are an organisation that wants to know more about AccessNI checks please visit
Telephone 0300 200 7888