Online Basic DBS / Basic Disclosure Scotland application:
Ex-UK Residents living Overseas
To begin your application click on the "Start Online Application" button below:
Firstly answer the routing questions, on the 2nd screen, enter the following log-in details:
- Organisation Reference:BASICINT
- Organisation Code:BASICINT
Please then enter your own current address and 5 year address history (if applicable) in the additional address fields. (your actual address "To Date" must match the Current address "From Date").
Total Price includes all processing costs,our service charge, VAT, and postage .
You will be automatically prompted to arrange payment when you reach the end of your online Basic DBS / Basic Scotland application form.
If you do not proceed with payment, your application will be cancelled and
your form details will be lost.
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.
Payment can be made by debit / credit card or PayPal
Online Basic DBS / Basic Disclosure Scotland check
for Ex-UK Residents, living Overseas
Please read the following instructions carefully before starting your application. Once you are ready to start your application click on the "Start Your Online Application button" below:
Step 1: Start your online Basic DBS / Basic Disclosure Scotland Application
Before you begin: The online process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Information that must be supplied is indicated with an asterisk(*). If you are not able to provide all of the mandatory information, any information entered will be lost.
Please note: if you are obtaining a Basic Disclosure Check for someone else you must obtain their express permission (in writing), to do so.
Firstly, to ascertain whether you need a Basic DBS check or a Basic Scotland check, you will be asked some 'routing' questions.
If your answers to the routing questions indicate you live/work or previously lived/worked in England and Wales you will be directed to an online Basic DBS application form.
If your answers to the routing questions indicate you live/work or previously lived/worked in Scotland you will be directed to an online Basic Scotland application form.
Please ensure you have the following details and documents to hand:
- * Name/s (including previous name/s and dates you used them)
- * Birth details; i.e.: date of birth, town/country of birth; note: at least one copy of ID documents that you provide for your ID verification must show your date of birth
- * Full 5 year address history (incl. dates); note: at least one copy of ID document that you provide for your ID verification must show your full address of where you currently live
IMPORTANT NOTE: OVERSEAS CURRENT ADDRESS:The system will only allow you to enter a UK address into the Current Address Field on the application form.
Input our address in the Current Address field, entered as: DO NOT ENTER ANY COMMAS - THIS CAUSES THE SYSTEM TO CRASH (we are working to resolve this)
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Enter the Date From as the 1st day of the current Month and Year, for example if the current Month is March 2021, enter the From date as: 01 March 2021Please then enter your own current address and 5 year address history (if applicable) in the additional address fields. The "To Date" of the first previous address (your actual current address) must match the "From date" of the Current address, for example 01 March 2021.
- * COPIES of the required ID documents - see list of Acceptable ID documents
- Passport details - if you have a Passport
- Driving Licence details - if you have a Driving Licence
- National Insurance Number - if you have one
- *Email address (for correspondence)
The total price to process an online Basic DBS / Basic Disclosure Scotland Application for Ex-UK Residents living Overseas is £75. This includes all processing costs, our service charge, VAT, and postage. You will be automatically prompted to arrange payment when you reach the end of your online Basic DBS / Basic Scotland application form. If you do not complete your payment at this time your application will be cancelled and your form details will be lost. This is to protect your data. Payment methods accepted are online payment by debit/credit card or PayPal.
For current turn-around/delivery times, please refer to our FAQ's.
We do NOT provide an Apostille Service. Please arrange this yourself once you have received your Basic Disclosure certificate. For advice about getting your certificate Apostilled, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Step 2: email/post COPIES of I.D documents to us for verification
****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.****
It is a stipulation of the DBS / Disclosure Scotland (the government agencies that process the checks), that that applicants' ID is verified.
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.
Please note: 1 x ID document must be:
- a valid Passport (any country), or...
- a UK Driving Licence or...
- a UK Birth Certificate/Adoption certificate issued within 12 months of birth
NB: If you do NOT have one of these ID documents we CANNOT process an online Basic DBS / Basic Scotland 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.
Once these 2 steps are complete, we will start to process your Basic Disclosure Application. On completion, your Basic Disclosure certificate will be posted to your current home address that you provide on your disclosure application form.
Please refer to our FAQ page for further information on the Basic DBS / Basic Disclosure Scotland service we provide.
If you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.