Subscribing to the DBS Update Service

The new Update Service which was launched on 17 June 2013 enables individuals to be able to make their new DBS checks ‘portable’ so that any new employers can then check the ‘status’ of a check to see if there has been any new information since the certificate has been issued.

When a new application is sent to the DBS from 17 June onwards the applicant may wish to join the Update Service immediately, or within 14 days of the date of the certificate. The annual subscription fee is currently £13.

Individuals can register online with the Update Service either using the form reference number of the Disclosure Application Form, or can wait for their certificate to arrive and then subscribe within 14 day of its date.

Visit to subscribe to the Update Service.


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