A DBS can take as long as 3 months to complete. Once you have submitted an application and your documents have been verified and a payment has been made. The DBS will go through these stages:
- Stage 1 Application Form received and validated):
- Stage 2 (Police National Computer searched):
- Stage 3 (DBS Children, DBS Adults and List 99 searched, where applicable):
- Stage 4 Records held by the Police search): This stage can take up 60 day to complete.
- Stage 5 Certificate issued.