Process and Timeframe
The application process can take approximately 12 – 16 weeks to complete. Once an application is received:
- Applicants will receive an acknowledgment from CORU
- eVetting Invitation Form is completed.
- CORU will assess, verify and review the information provided to establish if the applicant meets the criteria for registration
- The Registration Board makes decision to grant registration or seek further information or refuse registration.
- Once registered, all registrants will receive a certificate of registration, valid until their annual renewal date (which is the date the register opened).
If an applicant does not provide all the required supporting documentation within the required timeframe (30 days from submitting their online application), their application will be closed and the applicant will need to make a new application and pay a new fee.
Common reasons for closure include:
- Copies of supporting documents not properly stamped and certified (must be individually stamped and certified by a practising solicitor, commissioner for oaths, peace commissioner or notary public)
- Statutory declaration not completed correctly
- Documentation missing. Applicants should gather all required documentation (including certificate of criminal clearance if required) before making their online application. Refer to the guidance notes for details of the requirements. Check off each item listed on the checklist and ensure everything is included.