Information About Yourself

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to find out what personal information is held about you. This right is known as the Right of Subject Access. If you do not live or have never lived in Northern Ireland, please apply to the police service that covers the relevant region or area where you live.

  • Employment Disclosures

    The PSNI Data Protection Unit does not provide criminal history checks for employment vetting. If you require a disclosure for employment purposes, please contact Access NI on 0300 200 7888.

  • Making a Subject Access Request

    If you wish to make a request for 'personal data' under the Data Protection Act 1998 you must do so in writing or by completing the PSNI subject access form (DAT1) along with a £10 fee.

  • Emigration and Visa Disclosures

    The PSNI do not issue "certificates of good conduct" or "police clearance certificates", for visa or emigration however in our experience foreign embassies will generally accept a police reply with details of any convictions and cautions supplied in response to a subject access request.

  • Data Protection

    The Data Protection Act requires that those who record and use personal information be open about how this information is used and that anyone processing personal data comply with eight data protection principles of good practice.

  • Contact Us

    ACRO Criminal Records Office, College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice (APP) information, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and AccessNI contact details

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    List of the most frequently asked questions which may assist.