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Identity Documents for DBS Checks

One document from Group 1 and two further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or 2b

Group 1

  • Passport
  • Biometric Residence Passport for the UK
  • Driving Licence (Photocard)
  • Adoption certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
  • Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of the applicant’s birth (UK and Channel Islands)

Group 2a

  • Driving Licence - photocard (issued outside the UK and EU) or paper version issued without a photocard (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, EU)
  • Firearms Licence (UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man)
  • HM Forces ID card (UK)
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate (UK and Channel Islands)

Group 2b

  • Correspondence/ ID cards Card carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)
  • EU National ID card
  • Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal of a UK institution (only to be used by 16 to 19 year-olds in full-time education if other documents cannot be provided)
  • Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider (non-UK/non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)
  • Work permit/visa (residence permit) (UK)
  • Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter (UK)
  • Bank or building society statement (UK, Channel Islands or EEA)
  • Electricity bill/statement (UK)
  • Gas bill/statement (UK)
  • Credit card statement (UK or EEA)
  • Telephone bill/statement (not mobile telephone) (UK)
  • Water bill/statement
  • Benefit statement eg child benefit, pension (UK)
  • Document from Central or Local Government, Government Agency or Local Council document giving entitlement (UK and Channel Islands) – document 1