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What documents do I need to provide for a DBS check?

The Standard ID criteria is as follows:

One document from Group 1 (see below).

Two other documents from either of the lists below, one of which must contain a proof of address for the applicant.

If the applicant cannot produce a document from Group 1, they must provide the following:

One document from Group 2a at a minimum.

Two other documents from Group 2a or 2b.

 

GROUP 1 - PRIMARY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

PASSPORT

ANY CURRENT AND VALID PASSPORT

DRIVING LICENSE

PHOTOCARD, UK, ISLE OF MAN AND CHANNEL ISLANDS, FULL OR PROVISIONAL

BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMIT

UK

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

ISSUED WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF BIRTH

ADOPTION CERTIFICATE

UK AND CHANNEL ISLANDS

 

GROUP 2A - TRUSTED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

DRIVING LICENSE

PAPER VERSION (IF ISSUED BEFORE 1998)

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

CERTIFIED COPY OF ORIGINAL. ISSUED 12 MONTHS OR MORE FROM BIRTH DATE

MARRIAGE/CIVIL PARTNERSHIP CERTIFICATE

UK AND CHANNEL ISLANDS

IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT, VISA, OR WORK PERMIT (FOR APPLICANTS LIVING AND WORKING OUTSIDE THE UK)

ISSUED BY A COUNTRY OUTSIDE THE UK

HM FORCES ID CARD

UK

FIREARMS LICENCE

UK, CHANNEL ISLANDS AND ISLE OF MAN

DRIVING LICENSE

PHOTO CARD - ALL COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE UK (EXCLUDING ISLE OF MAN AND CHANNEL ISLANDS)

 

GROUP 2B - FINANCIAL & SOCIAL HISTORY DOCUMENTS

BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY STATEMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 3 MONTHS

UTILITY BILL

ISSUED IN LAST 3 MONTHS

MORTGAGE STATEMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT OPENING CONFIRMATION LETTER

ISSUED IN LAST 3 MONTHS 

CREDIT CARD STATEMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 3 MONTHS

FINANCIAL STATEMENT, FOR EXAMPLE PENSION OR ENDOWMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

P45 OR P60 STATEMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

COUNCIL TAX STATEMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 12 MONTHS 

LETTER OF SPONSORSHIP FROM FUTURE EMPLOYMENT PROVIDER

MUST STILL BE VALID

BENEFIT STATEMENT

FOR EXAMPLE CHILD BENEFITS, PENSION. 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. 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

MUST STILL BE VALID 

LETTER FROM HEAD TEACHER OR COLLEGE PRINCIPAL

MUST STILL BE VALID

NON-UK BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY STATEMENT

ISSUED IN LAST 3 MONTHS