Digital ID Validation DBS checks

EMPLOYERS –  continue to process DBS Checks remotely using digital ID validation – otherwise you will have to check your employee’s ID document in person. The same applies to the remote checking of ID and address documents for DBS checks. We can also provide an additional service for RTW within our DBS System.

Almost instant validation of ID and current address.
No need to check original documents face-to-face.
Allows you to meet your legal obligation of confirming RTW.
Confirms the Level of Confidence that the DBS is looking for.
Carried out by a government-approved service provider.
Less need to train recruiters on spotting fake ID.

See our FAQ page for the detail on how digital ID validation works.


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What is IDVT?

“IDVT” stands for “Identity Verification and Validation Technology,” and it’s commonly used in the context of conducting digital identity validation and verification for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks in the UK. DBS checks are background checks carried out on individuals to assess their criminal record history and suitability for certain roles, especially those involving work with children or vulnerable adults.

Digital Identity Document Validation Technology refers to the use of digital tools and processes to authenticate and validate the authenticity of identity documents. In the context of identity verification and validation, this technology enables organisations and institutions to verify the legitimacy of various identity documents such as passports, driving licenses, national ID cards, and other forms of identification that individuals provide.

IDVT technology involves using digital tools and processes to verify the identity of individuals undergoing DBS checks. This might include checking documents such as passports, driving licenses, and utility bills electronically. The aim is to streamline and enhance the verification process, making it more efficient and accurate while reducing the need for physical document submission.

Is IDVT mandatory?

there is no specific requirement that makes IDVT (Identity Verification and Validation Technology) mandatory for all DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks in the UK. The use of IDVT technology might vary based on the policies of the organisation conducting the DBS checks and the specific role or industry involved.

Who is IDVT suitable for?

Any business seeking to authenticate an individual’s identity as a component of a documentation verification procedure, with the intention of determining their eligibility to:

  • Secure employment or lodging within the United Kingdom, as an integral aspect of validating the right to work or the right to rent
  • Engage in roles within sensitive sectors, where an individual necessitates a DBS assessment attain entry to restricted premises or utilise controlled services, encompassing secure zones or licensed establishments
  • Submit applications for government-provided services
  • Incur charges for availing NHS medical treatment
  • Access financial services
  • Receive assorted commodities and amenities

It’s important to note that this inventory is not comprehensive, and various other situations arise where the validation and authentication of identity documents are requisite.