What is an ICHC and how do I get one?

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Date Updated: 2024-02-27

When you apply for registration with AHPRA, you are required to provide your ICHC reference number. But what exactly is that?

ICHC stands for International Criminal History Check. You are required to apply for one if you, at the age of 18 and above, have a criminal history in another country or if you have lived outside of Australia for a period of six months or more consecutively. ICHC results are also valid for three months from the date of issue.

This process is very simple and only takes 10-15 minutes. 

There are only 2 ICHC providers that AHPRA will accept. These are AIS International and Fit2Work. 

You can apply for an ICHC with Fit2Work here.

You can apply for an ICHC with AIS International here.

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Here at People Medical Consulting, we have a passion for guiding medical practitioners through their career pathways to Australia. We have extensive experience in assisting medical facilities in recruiting doctors from local and overseas who will best suit their requirements.

We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

If you want to talk to someone about your pathway or practice management—book a consultation with us below, or if you need Recruitment or Document Assistance, contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au or click the buttons below. We’d be glad to help you!

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