Enhanced DBS Application Service

What you need to do

 

We are here to help you through the Enhanced DBS checking process every step of the way; simply read the 3 routes to ID Checking below and then pop into our Exeter based offices with the necessary documentation and let us take care of the rest. 

Our friendly staff are here to make the process simplicity itself for you. 

The 3 routes of ID checking

Route 1

You must be able to provide us with:

• 1 document from Group 1, below
• 2 further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or 2b, below

At least one of the documents must show your current address.

If you are not a national of the UK or the EEA and are applying for voluntary work you may need to be fingerprinted if you cannot show these documents.

Route 2

Route 2 can only be used if it’s impossible to process the application through Route 1.

If you don’t have any of the documents in Group 1, then you must be able to show:

• 1 document from Group 2a
• 2 further documents from either Group 2a or 2b

At least one of the documents must show the your current address. We will then use an appropriate external ID validation service to check the application.

If you are an EEA national who has been resident in the UK for 5 years or less, you may need to be fingerprinted if you can’t show these documents.

If you are not a national of the UK or the EEA and are applying for voluntary work you can’t use Route 2.

Route 3

Route 3 can only be used if it’s impossible to process your application through Routes 1 or 2.

For Route 3, you must be able to provide us with:

• a birth certificate issued after the time of birth (UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands)
• one document from Group 2a
• 3 further documents from Group 2a or 2b

At least one of the documents must show your current address. If you can’t provide these documents you may need to be fingerprinted.

If you are a EEA national who has been resident in the UK for 5 years or less you can’t use Route 3.

Primary identity documents

Document Notes
Passport Any current and valid passport
Biometric residence permit UK
Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional) UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA. From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA
Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
Adoption certificate UK and Channel Islands

Trusted government documents

Document

Notes

Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)

All countries outside the EEA (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)

Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version (if issued before 1998)

UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA

Birth certificate – issued after time of birth

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands

Marriage/civil partnership certificate

UK and Channel Islands

Immigration document, visa or work permit

Issued by a country outside the EEA. Valid only for roles whereby the applicant is living and working outside of the UK. Visa/permit must relate to the non EEA country in which the role is based

HM Forces ID card

UK

Firearms licence

UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

 

All driving licences must be valid.

 

Document Notes
Passport Any current and valid passport
Biometric residence permit UK
Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional) UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA. From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA
Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
Adoption certificate UK and Channel Islands

Financial and social history documents

Document

Notes

Issue date and validity

Mortgage statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society statement

Countries outside the EEA

Issued in last 3 months – branch must be in the country where the applicant lives and works

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, for example pension or endowment

UK

Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider

Non-UK or non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application

Must still be valid

Utility bill

UK – not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, Pension

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

EEA National ID card

 

Must still be valid

Irish Passport Card

Cannot be used with an Irish passport

Must still be valid

Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands

Must still be valid

Letter from head teacher or college principal

UK – for 16 to 19 year olds in full time education – only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided

Must still be valid