Apply for a Disclosure Check (formerly known as CRB check)

2. MAKE PAYMENT (£65 Standard / £75 Fast Track)


We offer a simple process when applying for your Basic Disclosure (formerly called CRB Check).

Fill in the online form and your application will begin processing right away.

Your application for a Basic Disclosure will be assigned to a member of our processing team who will thoroughly check the information provided and contact you if any further information or supporting documents are required.

You will receive an email from us confirming your application reference number which you can use to communicate with Disclosure Scotland should you need to for any reason.

You should expect to receive a postal response from Disclosure Scotland within 7 to 14 days. They will also contact you if supporting documents are required to process your application for a Basic Disclosure.

Secure & online Disclosure checks
Expedited processing available
P & P included in fee
70% quicker than paper form
Help throughout the process
Highly Secure portal

Standard Service
This service allows you to apply online for your Basic Disclosure, quickly and efficiently and is usually checked, processed and submitted within 2-3 working days.

Fast Track Service
This is a premium service which, like the Standard Application, allows you to apply for your Basic Disclosure. Fast Track Disclosure applications will be checked, processed and submitted within 24 hours.


Fast Track
Disclosure Scotland Fee
Vat @0% on DS Fee
DBS Direct Processing Fee
Vat @20% on Processing Fee
Total Fee Payable
*Overseas applicants will incur an air mail surcharge of £8 (inc. VAT)

DBS Direct: How the Process Works

Applying for a Disclosure Check can be a confusing and frustrating process. There are 7 different types of Disclosure Checks for which you can apply so making sure you know what to expect is of paramount importance.

We specialise in checking and processing Disclosure applications and provide support and advice specifically for the Basic Disclosure Online Application. We can also advise on what to do if you require a different type of disclosure check, for example a Standard or Enhanced DBS check.

Our team of qualified agents are available to personally help you throughout the application process when applying for your Basic Disclosure check and once we have your information, your assigned agent will personally be in touch to let you know what to do next.

If all the information that has been supplied is accurate and complete, a member of the Application Support Team will contact you directly to provide you with your unique identifiable Disclosure Scotland reference number. This reference number will be used throughout your application journey, so it is important to keep this information stored somewhere safe. DBS Direct will also keep a copy of this reference number for our own internal records.

If, however, the information you have submitted is incorrect or incomplete, an agent will be in contact to obtain the relevant information needed to complete your Basic Disclosure.

Disclosure Scotland may also wish to qualify some personal information after the application has been submitted.  If this is the case, your DBS Direct agent will contact you directly to inform you of the notification, so that you may confirm the information requested.

If at any point you find that you are having difficulty completing the application, or are confused about what you need to do, you can contact our support team where an agent will be able assist you in completing the application form and support you throughout the process.

Once everything has been completed, Disclosure Scotland will issue and send the official Basic Disclosure certificate to either you or your employer, depending on your circumstances and application type.


Disclaimer: crbdirect.org.uk are an independent service which aims to simplify the process of applying for a Basic Disclosure by providing a simple application portal via our website. All applications are checked by our team of experienced agents before being submitted to Disclosure Scotland for processing. You may apply directly with Disclosure Scotland where there will still be a charge for your Basic Disclosure however no further service fee would be payable.