How do I apply for a Basic Disclosure?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Anyone can apply for a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. To apply, you will be asked for a photocopy of your passport, driving licence or National Insurance number. You will not be able to proceed without supplying at least one of these pieces of information. You will also need to provide:

  • Information from a utility bill (gas, electricity or telephone) at your home address
  • The number of any previous disclosure
  • Your address details covering at least the past five years
  • Your employer’s details (if the disclosure certificate has to be sent there)

You will need to send Disclosure Scotland photocopies of the following documents:

  • A utility bill or another document issued by a government department or local authority that confirms your current address
  • Your passport, driving licence or birth certificate, showing your date of birth
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