Apply online for Basic Disclosure
You are about to apply for Basic Disclosure using our online application process. Before you proceed, you should read the following information.
You can only apply online, if your current address is in the UK and if you have been living at this address for at least twelve months. If you do not satisfy these criteria, you will have to apply using a paper application form.
- Obtaining a receipt
- Information required
- Sending documentation
- Completing the online form
- What happens next?
The fee for a Basic Disclosure is £25. You will need to pay using a credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. This will appear as BT Disclosure Scotland on your account statement. Please have your card details handy before you proceed.
Also, as of 07:00 on Thursday 4th March 2010, MASTERCARD payments will be subject to the additional layer of security for online transaction, 3-D Secure. Disclosure Scotland are introducing 3D secure for on-line payments and users that are registered with ‘Verified by Visa’, or ‘MasterCard Secure Code’ will be asked to provide their passwords as part of the online payment process.
Obtaining a receipt
Your certificate acts as proof that you have paid for the service.
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 us photocopies of the following documents:
- A utility bill (gas, electricity or telephone) or another document issued by a government department. or your local authority which confirms your current address, and
- Either your passport, driving licence or birth certificate which shows your date of birth
You can send this documentation to us by:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax - 0870 609 6996
Post - Disclosure Scotland, Basic EHU, PO Box 250, Glasgow, G51 1YU
Completing the online form
Information that must be supplied is indicated with an asterisk (*). If you need help, click on the '?' next to the requested information.
Once you have supplied all the information on a page, click the 'Next' button. You can review the information you have entered by clicking the 'Previous' button.
What happens next?
Once we receive your correctly completed application, we aim to issue your disclosure certificate within 14 days. If you want to check on the status of you application, you can contact us:
By phone - on 0870 609 6006
By email - to email@example.com