Individual Criminal Record (DBS) Checks

Hassle and Stress-Free Application Process
  • Request and track your check with ease
  • Fast track option for rapid results
  • Overseas delivery
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Individual Basic Checks typically complete in under 48 hours. Our all time record stands at 13 minutes from submission to result!

What is a Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check?

This check is for people who are looking to obtain an Individual Basic DBS Check. It is available to anyone who is looking to, or is currently living and/or working in England or Wales.

This check will detail any convictions or conditional cautions the applicant has that are deemed to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

What is the process for getting a Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check?

We offer an easy two-step process that allows you to apply online for  your own Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check. All you’ll need is your personal data, including a full five-year address history, and a trusted individual to verify your ID documents.

Once a result has been issued you’ll be able to view a summary online. The original certificate will be sent directly to  your current address, as detailed in your application.

1. Rapid Results

Make use of our Fast Track Service and get your result in the quickest time possible – our current record is 13 minutes!

2. Simple Process

Our easy two-step online application process allows you to track the progress of your application.

3. View Your Results

View and download your online result summary through our secure portal.

Why do I need a Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check?

There are many reasons why you may benefit from applying for a Basic Criminal Record Check.

You may be asked to apply for a Basic Criminal Record Check as part of an employment recruitment process. You may also be required to obtain a check when applying for a personal alcohol licence, a visa or a voluntary position.

What is the process for getting a Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check?

We offer an easy two-step process that allows you to apply online for your own Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check. All you’ll need is your personal data, including a full five-year address history, and a trusted individual to verify your ID documents.

Once a result has been issued you’ll be able to view a summary online. The original certificate will be sent directly to your current address, as detailed in your application.

Unsure if this is the right type of check for you?  Give us a call on 0800 197 8800

Pricing

Our standard price for a Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check is:

DBS Fee £23
Our Fee £36
Total (inc VAT) £59per check

Extras

If you need your result in a hurry or you’re currently living overseas, for a small cost you can benefit from our Fast Track Service and/or Overseas Delivery. 

Fast Track Option - £12 inc VAT

Get your check submitted to the DBS within 10 minutes by selecting our Fast Track Option.**

Overseas Delivery - £24 inc VAT

The DBS cannot guarantee that your certificate will reach you if your current address is overseas. For added peace of mind and security, get your check sent ‘signed for’ delivery by selecting our overseas delivery option. *

* Please note that this does not guarantee delivery. Criminal Record and Barring Service Ltd can take no responsibility for the safe delivery of the certificate once it has been sent.

** Please note that this does not in any way guarantee preferential timescales once your application has reached the DBS. This purely reduces the amount of time the application takes to pass our pre-submission checks.

Our quick and easy online application process, will allow you to apply for your Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check within minutes

What is the process for getting a Basic Criminal Record (DBS) Check?

1 Submit your Details

Clicking on the green Start My Check button will open our secure portal for data entry. Our platform will guide you through six simple steps and provide helpful hints and tips along the way.

2 Face to Face ID Check

Once you’ve submitted your details we’ll send you a link to our secure portal to confirm the identity documents that have been seen in support of your application. The sort of documents that are required are referenced here.

3 Processing

When the ID check section is completed, CRBS will validate the data in an attempt to prevent delays with the application further down the line, If the fast track option is selected at checkout, these finals checks will occur within minutes.

4 Complete

You’ll be notified by text* and email when your application has completed processing with the DBS. You’ll then have the option to view your summary result online in PDF form, and a full certificate will be sent in the post.

* You’ll only be notified by text if you’ve provided a mobile number in your application.