Identity Verification (IDV) checks
We are changing the process for undertaking DBS Identification (IDV) checks from 1 July 2021.
From this date, we will no longer require you to attend a virtual or face-to-face IDV checks at a CIW office during your working hours. You will be able to use the IDV service provided at a local Post Office.
From 1 July 2021, you will be asked as part of the application process, to arrange an IDV check appointment at an available Post Office of your choice. There is a small administration charge of £12 for this service.
Find out more information about how to apply for a DBS check on the DBS section of our website.