Basic DBS Check For Individuals
Should you need a visa, personal alcohol licence or are looking to do voluntary work, a Basic DBS (CRB) Check may be required or in some cases essential. Self-employed individuals often apply for a Basic DBS Check as evidence of their background and character.
The Application Process
We are one of longest serving and industry leading umbrella bodies in the UK having worked with the DBS for over 18 years. We process more Basic Checks than any other independent company so it’s safe to say you’re in good hands.
1. Quick and Free signup
We can have your account set up in as little as 15 minutes
2. Complete online Application Form
Our dedicated expert advisors have over 100 years combined industry knowledge and are available via email, phone, webchat or our social media channels
3. Document Verification
We take the time to understand your needs in order to implement solutions that work for you
4. Application Submission
Our accuracy rate with the DBS is 99.8% as every single one of our applications is thoroughly checked by our experienced administrators
5. Application Completed
Our simple and stress-free process enables you to submit your application within minutes
6. Certificate Issued
Same day processing enables quick turnaround for applications
There are a number of reasons why an individual may need a Basic DBS Check:
- Personal Alcohol Licence
- Character Reference/Background
As an individual, you will not be able to apply for this yourself.
- An individual cannot authorise and verify their own ID. If they proceeded to do so, their disclosure would immediately become invalid and removed from the system.
- Individuals cannot ask themselves exempt questions i.e. do you have any criminal convictions?
- Enhanced and Standard level checks require a disclosure recipient who is going to make an informed recruitment decision
A self-employed person who is eligible for a Standard or Enhanced DBS Check can ask the organisation that wishes to contract their services to apply for the check on their behalf.
Please ask them to register with us here
Individuals living or working in Scotland should still apply to Disclosure Scotland directly.
The easiest way to pay for your check is using a Credit/Debit Card but we also offer the option to pay using Apple pay.
Applying for a Basic Check as an individual is easy. Click on the orange ‘Apply Now’ button above to get started.
A Basic DBS check can complete within hours or even minutes. Our fastest turnaround time is 12 minutes but on average they usually take between 3-5 working days.
However, please be aware that the police and the DBS have a service level agreement of 60 days and once the application is with the DBS, there is no way to fast-track it or speed the application along.
- Your five-year address history
- Your National Insurance number
- A debit or credit card
- Proof of ID (e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate)
- Proof of address (e.g. utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement)
An Individual Basic check shows all unspent convictions and conditional cautions that are held on the Police National Computer (PNC)
A DBS Check will not have an expiry date and there is no specific period for which they are valid. However, a DBS check is only as good as the day it is printed so it is good practice to renew your DBS certificates every 3 years.