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Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) New Requirement: Overseas Criminal Record Certificate

19 Aug 2015

From 1st September 2015, if you are applying for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or as an adult dependant (over 18 years old) of the main applicant in this route, you must provide an overseas criminal record certificate for any country you have resided in continuously for 12 months or more, in the 10 years prior to your application. 


Following specified documents must be provided by an applicant:

  • The original certificate, for each country (excluding the UK) where you have resided continuously for 12 months or more in the last 10 years, since aged 18 years old, issued by the overseas authority.

  • If the original is not in English, then you must provide a translated copy of certificate, in line with the requirements set out at:


UK Visa & Immigration Rules have been changing remarkably in recent years. It is essential to obtain the most updated information for the success of your application. 


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