Documents Accepted as Proof of ID and/ or Proof of Address for DBS

Published on April 22, 2016

Group 1 – Primary Identity Documents for DBS Check

Current valid Passport – UK or EEA (or Non-EEA in combination with a Biometric Residence Permit or current Work Permit/Visa)

Biometric Residence Permit (UK)

Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel Islands;

Photo card only (a photo card is only valid if the individual presents it with the associated counterpart licence; except Jersey)

Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) – issued within 12 months of date of birth;

Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces

Group 2a – Trusted Government Documents for DBS Check

Current valid Passport (UK, EEA or Non-EEA)

Current UK Driving licence (Photo card or old style paper version)

Biometric Residence Permit (UK)

Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) – issued within 12 months of date of birth

Certified copy of Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) – issued after 12 months of date of birth

Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate (UK)

Adoption Certificate (UK)

HM Forces ID Card (UK)

Fire Arms Licence (UK)

Group 2b – Financial and Social History Documents for DBS Check

Mortgage Statement (UK or EEA)**

Bank/Building Society Statement (UK or EEA ONLY)*

Credit Card Statement (UK or EEA)*

Financial Statement ** – e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)

P45/P60 Statement **(UK & Channel Islands)

Council Tax Statement (UK & Channel Islands) **

Work Permit/Visa (UK) (UK Residence Permit) **

Utility Bill (UK)* – Not Mobile Telephone

Benefit Statement* – e.g. Child Allowance, Pension

A document from Central / Local Government / Government Agency / Local Authority giving entitlement (UK & Channel Islands)*- e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service , Customs & Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security

EU National ID Card

Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK)


Please note:

If a document in the List of Valid Identity Documents is:

denoted with * – it should be less than three months old

denoted with ** – it should be issued within the past 12 months

not denoted – it can be more than 12 months old.

N.B: Internet generated documents are not acceptable.

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