Individuals who have lived or worked outside the UK must undergo the same checks as all other staff in schools or colleges. In addition, schools and colleges must make any further checks they think appropriate so that any relevant events that occurred outside the UK can be considered. Home Office guidance on criminal records checks for overseas applicants is available (see link below) as well as further information on the application process for criminal records checks or 'Certificates of Good Character':
Home Office Guidance on the Application Process for Criminal Records Checks Overseas (links to Gov.uk website)
The application process for criminal records checks or ‘Certificates of Good Character’ for someone from overseas varies from country to country. Please consult the appropriate guidance below based on the country concerned (links are to Gov.uk website):
Where evidence cannot be obtained employers should record the efforts they have made.