Online DBS Check
Standard DBS Price: £52.34 inclusive
Standard DBS checks show details of both a candidate’s unspent and spent convictions as well as any cautions received. As the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 protects applicants from having to disclose details of spent cautions and convictions unless they are applying for a position that is exempt from the act, we recommend that employers wishing to obtain a Standard DBS for an applicant ensure that the position applied for allows for a Standard DBS – such positions include those involved in the legal system, licencing, health services, police, prisons or positions with financial control.
If you are unsure on what level of criminal record check is right for you please click here for more information.
For details on exactly what documents are acceptable you can check our ‘Required Documents‘ page here.
You can process Standard DBS checks in two different ways.
1. Complete our Online DBS application form below and attach your supporting documents online.
2. Complete our Online DBS application form below and skip the sections asking you to supply your supporting documents and send copies by post or fax.
We are able to process Enhanced DBS applications through the DBS completely online with the e-bulk system as applicants can submit all the information required in the form below and upload copies of the required supporting documents directly into the form.
Three supporting documents are required for an application. One of these must be a document proving the applicants identification e.g Passport or Driving Licence.* The two other documents required must show the applicants current address e.g Utility Bill, Credit Card Statement, Council Tax Statement, Bank Statement etc. These documents can also be sent to us in the post but please be aware that we cannot start your application until we have received all the information.
Once full payment has been received we will submit your Standard DBS check and you will receive a payment receipt via email confirming your payment and also a reference number which you can use to track your application through the tracking page.
Once the check is complete, your DBS certificate will be sent out by post to the current address you have supplied on your application form and usually takes between 2-3 days (the whole process is done online via our e-bulk system). Although 85% of Standard DBS checks that we process are completed in this time frame, there are several reasons why some DBS checks may take slightly longer, such as a common surname, multiple addresses, any cautions/convictions that need to be checked.
* All applicants needing to process a Standard or Enhanced DBS check will need to have their original Passport or Driving licence verified by someone in the organisation who you will be working for/with or the person who has requested the DBS check. Simply show your original ID document to someone in the organisation who you will be working for/with e.g HR /line Manager or the person who has requested the check. This person will need to sign a copy of the document and certify that it is a true copy of the original. This signed copy should be submitted to us through our online application form or by post.
Online Application Form
PLEASE NOTE THE STANDARD DBS CHECK IS DESIGNATED ONLY FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS PRIMARILY INVOLVING LAW OR FINANCE. ONLY APPLICATIONS MEETING ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES WILL BE PROCESSED. NO INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED UNLESS EMPLOYERS DETAILS ARE SUPPLIED.
If you are experiencing problems with submitting your application form and you are getting the message “processing” this might be due to the fact that the files attached are too large. If this is the case please submit your application without attaching your documents. The documents can be supplied by email to email@example.com. Please mark in the subject line of the email your full name so we can match your application to your supporting documents.