An enhanced DBS application (formerly CRB) must accompany your driver licence application form. Your enhanced DBS certificate will last 3 years.

There are strict rules about the types of identification you need to provide for your DBS. Please see the relevant guidance on GOV.UK

An enhanced DBS application (formerly CRB) must accompany your driver licence application form. Your enhanced DBS certificate will last 3 years.

From August 2021 we will no longer be a counter signatory for DBS applications. We have moved this service to an external provider called Care Check, which will allow you to complete your application online.

New applications

If you do not have an Enhanced DBS, then you will need to complete an online application. Please follow the instructions below to apply.

Please note, you will need to answer YES to the following questions when completing the form:

  • Will you be working with adults in a regulated activity?
  • Will you be working with Children in a regulated activity?

Click here to apply for an Enhanced DBS check.

  1. Enter the company Organisation Reference -  NWLEICSLICENSING                      
  2. You do NOT need an organisation code for this section, please leave BLANK
  3. Acknowledge you have the read the “Statement of Fair processing”.  
  4. Proceed to fill out information requested
  5. Ensure your application is for an ENHANCED DBS CHECK
  6. Give consent to the information you have provided
  7. Make the payment of £44.00 (inclusive of VAT & admin)
  8. Once your online application had been completed you will need to send the licensing team your reference number that appears on your screen along with your ID documents. Please click here to see which documents can be used for proof of identity
  9. You can monitor your application online and you will receive your certificate through the post to your home address.

Should you need assistance completing the online form, please refer to the DBS Applicant Guidance Notes.

Please note, you will need to answer YES to the following questions when completing the form:

  • Will you be working with adults in a regulated activity?
  • Will you be working with Children in a regulated activity?

Renewal applications

If you are applying for a renewal licence you will need to check that your DBS is still valid.  If it has expired or is due to expire you will need to submit a new DBS application following the instructions above.

Update Service

DBS also have an 'Update Service' which means that you can subscribe to have your criminal record kept up to date for £13 per year. This means that drivers will have a portable Disclosure Certificate, eliminates the risk of missing renewal dates, and allows us to check suitability online.

Last updated: Wed 25 May, 2022 @ 14:28