If you declared you have criminal history in an overseas country or have lived overseas for a period of six consecutive months or more as an adult, you will also need to complete an international criminal history check (ICHC). It is your responsibility to request and pay for your ICHC through an Ahpra-approved supplier. We cannot register you until we have received and considered the results of your ICHC.
The results will be provided to you and passed on to us directly. ICHC results are valid for three months from the date of issue.
You can apply for an ICHC from Ahpra-approved ICHC supplier:
You may want to contact the vendors to confirm processing times for your international criminal history check to ensure they meet your expectations.
Remember you need to apply for an ICHC before you submit your application for registration. Please read the Important information for international criminal history check applicants before applying for an ICHC.
You are responsible for paying for your ICHC. The approved supplier will provide an ICHC reference page and check reference number. You will need to provide these as part of your Ahpra registration application.
The approved supplier will advise you of the results when they are available and will pass them on directly to us. You do not need to send your ICHC results to us.
If you are a new applicant seeking registration as a health practitioner in Australia, you will be required to apply for an ICHC if you:
If you are currently registered, you will be required to apply for an ICHC:
Registered health practitioners