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New CRB Identity Checking Guidelines

From 1st September 2012, the CRB introduced new identity checking guidelines. These new guidelines will apply to all applications for a CRB check.

The latest issued guidance can be downloaded from the homepage the Home Office website. You'll find more information under the 'Latest from the CRB' section including the details of a number of further updates to the accepted documents. These are:

  • The current Non-UK Photo Driving Licence (Group 2a) - Now states that this can be used up to 12 months from the date the applicant entered the UK. Please note - This document may still be used to verify the identity for individuals prior to arriving in the UK.
  • Work Permit/Visa (Group 2b) - Now states valid up to the expiry date.
  • The letter from the head teacher/College Principal (Group 2b) - Now states 16 - 19 year olds but must be UK only.

The Home Office website also includes the latest FAQs and updated scenarios to help determine when an ID documentation check has been completed.