If you’ve been waiting for over 60 days for your DBS application, 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 the DBS line on 03000 200 190 (03000 200 191 for Welsh language). They should be able to update you on how your DBS application is progressing.

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.

If you have a general enquiry while the Contact Centre is temporarily unavailable, you can still contact DBS via: