You need to show us 3 DOCUMENTS so we can complete the DBS check.

The most common combination of documents is:

  1. Current and valid passport (any country)
  2. Current driving licence (any country)
  3. UK bank statement (less than 3 months old, online PDF accepted)

What other documents can I show for the DBS check?

You can show us the accepted documents below. Remember, we must see three documents and you can’t use the same type of document twice.


You must show us ONE of these documents:

  • Passport (current and valid, any country)
  • Biometric residence permit (UK)
  • Current driving licence (full or provisional) – photocard (any country)
  • Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version (UK or EU)
  • Birth certificate (UK only)
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate (UK only)
  • Adoption certificate (UK only)
  • HM Forces ID card (UK only)

You must also show us TWO of these documents. At least ONE must show your current address:

  • Passport (current and valid, any country)
  • Biometric residence permit (UK)
  • Current driving licence (full or provisional) – photocard (any country)
  • Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version (UK or EU)
  • Birth certificate (UK only)
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate (UK only)
  • Adoption certificate (UK only)
  • HM Forces ID card (UK only)
  • A valid EEA National ID card
  • A bank statement issued within the last 3 months (online PDFs are accepted)
  • A credit card statement issued within the last 3 months (online PDFs are accepted)
  • A utility bill (e.g. water, electricity, internet) issued within the last 3 months (online PDFs are accepted) – this can’t be a mobile phone bill
  • A benefit statement (e.g. Child Benefit, pension) issued within the last 3 months
  • P45 or P60 issued within the last 12 months (online PDFs are accepted)
  • A council tax statement issued within the last 12 months
  • A government or council letter (e.g. from Student Finance, from HMRC) issued within the last 3 months

What if I already have an enhanced DBS certificate?


Is it from within the last 12 months or on the automatic update service? Great, you can upload it here.


What if I’ve gone ‘paperless’?


If you no longer get paper copies in the post, don’t worry! You can show us an online PDF copy of the following documents on your phone, tablet or laptop.

  • Bank/credit card statement
  • Utility bill
  • Student Finance letter
  • P45/P60

You can either show this to us on your device or by sharing your screen during the video call. You must show us the official digital letter (PDF) you receive online – we can’t accept photos, screenshots or photocopies. 

Please make sure the PDF document has your full name, your current address and the date it was issued.  


What documents can I not show?

  • Please do not show us a tenancy agreement letter or tenancy bill.
  • Please do not show us a mobile phone bill.
  • General correspondence or adverts from banks or utility companies won’t work either – it needs to be an actual statement or bill.


I’m struggling with this!


We know that organising DBS documents isn’t always straightforward. We are really happy to help!

You can email care@korukids.co.uk with the subject ‘Documents help’, or click on the red button in the bottom right corner to chat. You can also call us on 020 8050 5678.