Documents you must provide for your DBS check

One document from Group 1, and two other documents from either Group 1 or Group 2a or 2b below.

At least one of the documents must show your current address as entered in section B of the DBS application form

All documents must be original

Group 1 Primary Identity Documents
 DocumentNotes 
Passport Any current and valid passport
Current driving licence – photo card (full or provisional) UK/Isle of Man/Channel Islands and EEA
Biometric residence permit UK
Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birth

UK and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, eg Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces

Adoption certificate

UK and Channel Islands

Group 2a: Trusted government documents
 DocumentNotes 
Current driving licence - photo card (full or provisional) All countries outside the EEA (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)
Birth certificate – issued after time of birth UK/Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificate UK and Channel Island
 Group 2b - Please note: Documents printed from the internet will not be accepted, letter headed paper must be used.

Group 2b: Financial and social history documents

 DocumentIssue date and validity Notes
Mortgage statement Issued in last 12 months Document must verify address as entered in section B of the DBS application form.
Bank or building society statement Issued in last 3 months  
Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter Issued in last 3 months  
Credit card statement Issued in last 3 months  
Financial statement, eg pension or endowment Issued in last 12 month  
Council Tax statement Issued in last 12 month  
Utility bill (not mobile phone) Issued in last 3 months  
Letter from school 16/17 years old and issued in last 3 months  
Irish Passport Card Cannot be used with an Irish passport and must be valid  
EU ID card Must still be valid   
P45 or P60 statement

Issued in last 12 month