Leicester College is OPEN as normal on Wednesday 1 February.

DBS ID information

A number of key forms of ID are needed. Such as passport, drivers’ licence, birth certificate, bank account, child tax credits. Up to five documents could be needed. You need to be over the age of 16 before we can apply for a DBS check. The documents needed will depend on the route you take. Any route you take you must provide minimum 3 documents. You must first try to provide documents from Route 1 first. You must also provide at least five years of continuous address history. Please remember to bring that information to your meeting with the College DBS Team.

Route 1 You must be able to show 3 documents:

  • One document from Group 1 (see below), and
  • Two further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or 2b (see below).
  • At least one of the documents must show your current address.

Route 2

If you do not have any of the documents in Group 1, then you must be able to show documents:

  • One document from Group 2a and
  • Two further documents from either Group 2a or 2b

At least one of the documents must show your current address. The College will use an appropriate external ID validation service to check the application if you are over 18.

Route 3

This route can be used only if it is impossible to process your application through Routes 1 or 2.

EEA nationals who’ve been resident in the UK for 5 years or less can’t use the Route 3

For Route 3, you must be able to show five documents:

  • A birth certificate issued after the time of birth (UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands)
  • One document from Group 2a
  • Three further documents from Group 2a or 2b

At least one of the documents must show your current address. If you can’t provide these documents you may need to be fingerprinted.

You can view a pdf below of some examples of ID that we may require:

Examples of id document

Group 1: Primary Identity Documents

DocumentNotes
PassportAny current and valid passport
Biometric residence permitUK
Current driving licence photo- card – (full or provisional) must be valid.UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA
Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birthUK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, e.g. embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
Adoption certificateUK and Channel Islands
EU Settled Status and EU Pre-Settled Status

Group 2a: Trusted government documents

DocumentNotes
Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional) Must be valid.All countries outside the EEA (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)
Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version (if issued before 1998) Must be valid.UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA
Birth certificate – issued after time of birthUK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificateUK and Channel Islands
HM Forces ID cardUK
Firearms licenceUK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
Immigration documents, visa or work permitIssued by a country outside EEA. For roles whereby the applicant is living and working outside UK. Visa/permit must relate to the non EEA country in which the role is based

Group 2b: Financial and social history documents

DocumentNotesIssue date and validity
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
Benefit statement, e.g. Child Benefit, PensionUKIssued in last 3 months
P45 or P60 statementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 12 months
Council Tax statementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 12 months
Utility billUK – not mobile telephone billIssued in last 3 months
Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, e.g. from the DWP, the Employment Service, HMRCUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 3 months
EEA National ID CardMust still be valid
Mortgage statementUK or EEAIssued in last 12 months
Bank or building society statementCountries outside the EEAIssued in last 3 months. Branch must be in the UK
Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logoUK, Isle of Man and Channel IslandsMust still be valid
Financial statement, e.g. Pension or endowmentUKIssued in last 12 months
Letter of sponsorship from future employment providerNon-UK or non – EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at the time of applicationMust still be valid
Irish Passport CardCannot be used with Irish PassportMust still be valid
Letter from Head Teacher or College PrincipalUK-for 16 to 19 years old in full time education – only used in exceptional circumstances it must still be valid other documents cannot be provided.Must still be valid