Delete an historic conviction

Get a historical conviction for consensual gay sex deleted from the record. 

Anyone with a historical conviction, caution, warning or reprimand for consensual gay sex can now apply to the Home Office to have it deleted from the record. If your application is successful, your records will be updated and the conviction will no longer appear on a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check) or referred to in any future court proceedings. 

Download the form and send to the Home Office’s Chapter 4 Applications section to apply. 

Download ‘Disregarding certain criminal convictions application form and guidance notes’ (external link)

Home Office: Chapter 4 Applications


Chapter 4 Applications
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