Start your Online Basic DBS / Basic Scotland Application

Online Basic DBS / Basic Disclosure Scotland applications can be processed for:
  • UK residents or...
  • Ex-UK residents, living overseas

For current turn-around/delivery times, or information about the application process please refer to our FAQ's.

To start, choose your application type below:

(you must currently live in the UK).

(for ex-UK residents living overseas).

Please note: we do NOT provide an Apostille Service.  For advice about getting your certificate Apostilled, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

It is a stipulation of the DBS / Disclosure Scotland (the government agencies that process the checks), that that applicants' ID is verified.  


****Note:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DBS have temporarily relaxed their ID checking rules, so you can abide by the social distancing rule.  You do NOT need to send us a completed ID verification form. We can work off copies of your ID.

We require applicants to have their ID verified in accordance with the Basic ID Checking Guidelines, by a nominated ID Checker.   

The nominated ID Checker will need to sign an ID Verification form which you will need to send us.

We will email you a link to download/print your ID Verification form for your nominated ID checker to complete, once you complete your online Basic Scotland / Basic DBS application form.


In addition to this, all applicants must be able to provide copies of at least 3 x ID documents. Please see the list of acceptable ID documents.

NB:  If you do NOT have one of these ID documents we CANNOT process an online Basic Scotland / Basic DBS Application for you

Your completed and signed ID verification and ID copies can be sent to us by by email or in the post.

We will email you the contact email and postal address you need to use once you have completed your online Basic Scotland / Basic DBS application form.

Incorrectly filled-in applications, queries, or incorrect ID will cause delays and may result in the rejection of your application.
In such cases of rejection, or late cancellation, administration charges may be applicable. 

Please refer to our FAQ page for further information about the Basic DBS / Basic Scotland service we provide.