All applications for standard and enhanced checks must be countersigned by an organisation that is registered with AccessNI.
To submit an AccessNI check an organisation must either:
- use the services of an AccessNI registered umbrella organisation, or
- register with AccessNI
Using an umbrella body
An umbrella body is a registered body that gives other non-registered organisations access to AccessNI services. If your organisation has a requirement for fewer than 20 checks per year you should use the services of an umbrella body.
AccessNI has developed a database listing details of umbrella bodies and the types of services they provide.
If you are already a registered body and would like to offer an additional umbrella service, you should contact the AccessNI Helpline on Tel 0300 200 7888 to speak to an adviser about your eligibility.