DBS Checks

One document from Group 1 and two further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or 2b

Group 1

  • Passport

  • Biometric Residence Passport for the UK

  • Driving Licence (Photocard)

  • Adoption certificate (UK and Channel Islands)

  • Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of the applicant’s birth (UK and Channel Islands)

Group 2a

  • Driving Licence - photocard (issued outside the UK and EU) or paper version issued without a photocard (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, EU)

  • Firearms Licence (UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man)

  • HM Forces ID card (UK)

  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate (UK and Channel Islands)

Group 2b

  • Correspondence/ ID cards Card carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)

  • EU National ID card

  • Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal of a UK institution (only to be used by 16 to 19 year-olds in full-time education if other documents cannot be provided)

  • Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider (non-UK/non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)

  • Work permit/visa (residence permit) (UK)

  • Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter (UK)

  • Bank or building society statement (UK, Channel Islands or EEA)

  • Electricity bill/statement (UK)

  • Gas bill/statement (UK)

  • Credit card statement (UK or EEA)

  • Telephone bill/statement (not mobile telephone) (UK)

  • Water bill/statement

  • Benefit statement eg child benefit, pension (UK)

  • Document from Central or Local Government, Government Agency or Local Council document giving entitlement (UK and Channel Islands) – document 1