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In order to approve your DBS check you must provide valid forms of identification.  There are 3 options here:

Option 1: Provide 1 document from Group 1 along with 2 documents from either group 1, group 2 or group 3.

Option 2: Provide 1 document from group 2 and 2 further documents from either group 2 or 3

Option 3: This option can only be used if the above two are not possible.  Provide a copy of your UK birth certificate, 1 document from group 2 and 3 documents from group 2 or 3.

More information on the document groups can be found at the bottom of this article.

What these documents MUST include are:

  • One document must confirm your current name as shown on the DBS application form
  • One document must confirm your date of birth as shown on the DBS application form
  • One document must confirm your current postal address

Document Groups

Group 1: Primary Identification Documents

  • Passport
  • Current driving licence, photo card with counterpart
  • UK Birth certificate

Group 2: Trusted Government Documents

  • Current driving licence, paper version
  • Current photo driving licence
  • UK Birth certificate
  • Marriage / Civil partnership certificate
  • Adoption Certificate
  • HM Forces ID Card
  • Firearms Licence

Group 3: Financial & Social History Documents

  • Mortgage statement
  • Bank / Building Society statement
  • Bank. Building Society confirmation letter of account opening
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Other form of financial statement, e.g. pension or endowment
  • P45 or P60
  • Council tax statement
  • Work permit / VISA
  • Utility bill
  • Sponsorship letter of future employment
  • Benefit statement, e.g. Child Benefit, Pension
  • Central or local government / council document of entitlement
  • EU National ID Card
  • A card carrying the PASS accreditation logo
  • Letter from a head teacher or college principal for 16 to 19 year olds only.


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