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.

 

Group 1 Primary Identity Documents
 DocumentNotes 
Passport Any current and valid passport
Current driving licence – photo card with counterpart UK/Isle of Man/Channel Islands (full or provisional)
EU photo card driving licence Any current and valid EU photo card driving licence
Birth certificate - issued at time of birth UK and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, eg Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces

Group 2a: Trusted government documents
 DocumentNotes 
Current Non-UK photo driving licence Valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at the time of application or valid for up to 12 months from the date applicant entered the UK
Birth certificate – issued after time of birth UK and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificate UK and Channel Island

Group 2b: Financial and social history documents
 DocumentIssue date and validity Notes (applies to all sections)
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