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)
Current driving licence (full or provisional) Paper version (if issued before 1998) UK/Isle of Man/Channel Islands and EEA
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  
EU ID card Must still be valid  
P45 or P60 statement

Issued in last 12 month