7. Application under section 229 by an individual

(1) A section 229 application may be made to the Registrar by an individual who is, or proposes to become, a director.
(2) The grounds on which an application under paragraph (1) may be made are that the individual making the application:
(a) holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority; or
(b) considers that there is a serious risk that he, or a person who lives with him, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities of at least one of:
(i) the companies of which he is, or proposes to become, a director;
(ii) the companies of which he was a director; or
(iii) the non-ADGM companies of which he is or has been a director, secretary or permanent representative; or
(c) is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
(3) The application shall:
(a) contain:
(i) a statement of the grounds on which the application is made;
(ii) the name and any former name of the applicant;
(iii) the date of birth of the applicant;
(iv) the usual residential address of the applicant;
(v) where the Registrar has allocated a unique identifier to the applicant, that unique identifier;
(vi) the name and registered number of each company of which the applicant is, or proposes to become, a director;
(vii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(b)(ii), (iii) or (iv), the name and registered number of the company or non-ADGM company; and
(b) be accompanied by evidence which:
(i) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a) or (2)(b), supports the applicant's statement of the grounds of the application; or
(ii) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), establishes that the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
(4) The Registrar may refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment of:
(a) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(a), whether the applicant holds public office or has been entrusted with a prominent function in government or at a public authority;
(b) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(b), the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant to arise in relation to himself, or to a person who lives with him; or
(c) where the grounds of the application are those described in paragraph (2)(c), whether the applicant is or has been employed by a relevant organisation.
(5) The Registrar shall determine the application and send the applicant to his usual residential address, as stated in his application, notice of his determination on the section 229 application within five working days of that determination being made.