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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

A Disclosure and Barring Check is an essential part of the driver application process. The checks are used to ensure the safety and well being of the general public.

How to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

If you are applying for a license with Craven District Council and we have asked you to apply for a DBS check please refer to the Applicant's Guide to Completing the online DBS Application Form on the right hand side of this page for assistance on how to complete the form and the documents that you will need.

When you are ready to complete the form click here to Apply for a DBS Check.

We use North Yorkshire County Council to carry out DBS checks on our behalf and you will be taken to their website to complete their online DBS application form.

You will need to bring the following original documents to the Council Offices in person so that your DBS check can be completed.

Route 1

  • 1 document from Group 1, below
  • 2 other documents from either Group 1 or Group 2a or 2b, below

At least 1 of the documents must show your current address.

Route 2

If you cannot provide a document from Group 1, you will need to bring:

  • 1 document from  Group 2a
  • 2 other documents from either Group 2a or 2b

At least 1 of the documents must show your current address.

Route 3

If you are unable to provide the documents required by Route 1 and Route 2, you will need to bring:

  • a birth certificate issued after the time of birth (UK and Channel Islands)
  • 1 document from Group 2a
  • 3 further documents from Group 2a or 2b

At least 1 of the documents must show your current address.

Group 1: Primary Identity documents

DocumentNotes
PassportAny current and valid passport
Biometric residence permitUK
Current driving licence - photo card with counterpartUK/Isle of Man/Channel Islands (full or provisional)
Birth certificate - issued at time of birthUK and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas

Group 2a: Trusted government documents

DocumentNotes
Current driving licence - old style paper versionUK
Current photo driving licenceNon-UK licences must be valid for up to 12 months from the date applicant entered UK
Birth certificate - issued after the time of birthUK and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificateUK and Channel Islands
Adoption certificateUK and Channel Islands
HM Forces ID cardUK
Firearms licenceUK and Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Group 2b: Financial and social history documents

DocumentNotesIssue date and validity
Mortgage statementUK or EEAIssued in last 12 months
Bank or building society statementUK and Channel Islands or EEAIssued in last 3 months
Bank or building society account opening confirmation letterUKIssued in last 3 months
Credit card statementUk or EEAIssued in last 3 months
Financial statement, eg pension or endowmentUKIssued in last 12 months
P45 or P60 statementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 12 months
Council Tax statementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 12 months
Work permit or visaUKValid up to expiry date
Letter of sponsorship from future employment providerNon-UK or non-EEA onlyMust still be valid
Utility billUK - not mobile telephone billIssued in last 3 months
Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, PensionUKIssued in last 3 months
Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 3 months
EU National ID card-Must still be valid
Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logoUK and Channel IslandsMust still be valid

Further Information

If you already have a current DBS Check and have paid for the online update service you will need to provide the details to the Licensing Department so they can carry out an online check.

If you have not lived in the UK for more than 5 years (continuously) you must contact the embassy of each Country you have lived in the 5 years (except the UK) for a certificate of good conduct.

Guidelines relating to the relevance of convictions

The following documents provide guidance relating to the relevance of convictions:

word icon Guidelines relating to the relevance of convictions [36kb]

pdf icon Guidelines relating to the relevance of convictions [81kb]