I have lost my Disclosure Document. Can I get another copy?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

In short, no. If you have received your Certificate and then lost it, you can not obtain a replacement. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) will re-print a Disclosure Certificate if the original was lost in the post en-route to you and was never received. This must be reported within 90 days of the issue date. Under the current DBS system there is only one paper copy of the Disclosure Certificate that is issued direct to the applicant. We recommend that you keep this safe at all times as the only copy available for review.

If you have not received your original DBS Certificate you can request a re-print by sending an email to DBSReprints@dbs.gsi.gov.uk including your name, date of birth, place of birth, address (with post code) and the date the Certificate was issued.

Disclosure Scotland or PVG applications

Applicants must wait at least 10 days from their issue date, to request a reprint of their Basic Disclosure or PVG Certificate. Reprints must be requested within 84 days of the original print date. If outside of this timeframe than a new application must be submitted. Full details on the process of requesting a reprint are available on the Disclosure Scotland website. To request a re-print applicants must contact Disclosure Scotland to confirm:

  • that the original certificate has not been received plus
  • the original address for the certificate.

Facilities are in place for those who have moved address, however you may be required to provide additional documents to confirm this new address.

Access Northern Ireland applications

AccessNI will reprint a lost or damaged certificate if this is requested within 90 days of the original issue date. To contact AccessNI call 03002 007 888.

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