Need a DBS check?

We'll help you complete the process whether you need a basic, standard or enhanced criminal records check.

Basic DBS check

Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through Post Office on GOV.UK Verify .

    Standard and Enhanced DBS checks

    You may need a standard or enhanced DBS check if your employer needs a level of assurance, you're suitable for a certain job. This might include jobs like accountants, legal assistants, those working with children or vulnerable adults.

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    Start the process

    You'll get a letter or email from DBS or one of our partner organisation (including CQC ) .

    You will be asked to provide original documents as part of the process.

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    Visit a Post Office

    Bring original documents, copies and your application form to a Post Office branch .

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    Get copies certified

    We'll confirm that your documents are authentic and that they belong to you.

    If your documents include photographic evidence (eg a passport or driving licence), we'll even be able to confirm your identity.

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    Submit application

    You then send your completed application form and certified copies back to the DBS or partner organisation.

    Find your nearest branch

    Use our branch finder tool to find where you can apply for a standard or enhanced DBS check.

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