From 1st April 2015, AccessNI have introduced online applications for all Disclosures.
Process for completion
Step 1– The Incumbent (or Panel Member in absence of the Incumbent) should download the PIN NOTIFICATION AND ID VALIDATION FORM which should be copied and given to the applicant for instruction.
Step 2 – The applicant must register an account at www.nidirect.gov.uk/accessni and complete the Disclosure Application online using the PIN number of the Board of Education – 918066. Please note applicants must choose the ‘ENHANCED’ option when completing their account online.
The applicant must present the completed and signed Pin to the Incumbent along with three original ID documents as specified by AccessNI – see Pin Notification & ID Validation Form. The Incumbent must check the ID documents, sign the Pin Notification Form and ID Validation Form and must PHOTOCOPY the original ID documents. The completed and signed Pin Notification & ID Validation Form along with the PHOTOCOPIES of the documents should be sent to Claire Geoghegan, Board of Education, 61-67 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2QH.
Step 3 – Pin Notification and Validation Form and relevant documents must be submitted to the Board of Education within 9 weeks of the application being made online or it will be rejected automatically by Access NI.
Step 4 – The completed application will be lodged automatically and immediately to the online account of the Board of Education for processing.
Step 5 – The applicant will receive their certificate. It is their responsibility to inform their Incumbent / Parish Panel of receipt of this.
Please note this process should not take more than a couple of weeks. It is the Incumbent’s responsibility to ensure that the Validation Form has been received by the Board of Education. The Board of Education will only be in contact if there is an error in the administration and will not be chasing up Validation Forms not received.