If you’ve been waiting for over 60 days for your DBS application from the Met, find out below how to check on its status.

Check online

The quickest and easiest way to check on the status of your DBS application is by using the UK Government’s online service.

Call us

If you have any trouble using the government’s online service above, call us on 03000 200 190. We should be able to update you on how your DBS application is progressing. Please note, regardless of your circumstances it’s unlikely that we can escalate your case due to the volume of applications we’re currently processing.

What’s causing the delay?

Enhanced DBS checks have to be reviewed by local police forces as part of the disclosure service. This can add to the time it takes to process your checks.

We’re aware that some applications are taking much longer than our 60 day escalation target. Some applications are taking up to 100 days. This is a serious concern for us and we understand the impact this can have on applicants and employers.

We apologise for this delay. We are working to improve processing times for DBS checks as quickly as possible.