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How to apply for a DBS check

There are various circumstances where you may need to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check either prior to or during your time at Cardiff University. If you require a DBS check, your School will let you know.

Accessing the online DBS form

Your Academic School or College will ask for your name and email address and refer your details to the online system to apply for your DBS check. You will receive an email with joining instructions. If you are unsure who to contact in your School or College, please contact:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) support

Instructions for the online system

You will find useful instructions on the landing page under the heading: ‘The applicant – how to get started’.

Evidence required

Supporting original documentation is required (such as a passport, birth certificate and bank statement).  The system provides full details of the documentation you can use in the relevant section.

Update service

Details of the DBS Update Service can be found here: www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

After submission

Please note it can take between 2 to 8 weeks to receive your disclosure certificate. You can log into the online system to track your progress after submission.