DBS Check step-by-step guide 

In order to assist you in the process of completing your DBS - Background Check with our partner First Advantage (previously GBG), we have put together this guide to make the process as smooth as possible.

 

If you follow these steps carefully, you should be able to complete your application in no time.

 

From your applicant portal, once you are ready to start completing your background check, you will be redirected to the First Advantage portal and prompted to create a password.

Enter it and then press 'Save' and begin your application.​​

After consenting and agreeing to the below, click on 'proceed with application'.

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This is where it could get tricky, so play close attention to the following;

 

1. In the ABOUT YOU section, you will be asked to enter:

 

  • Name and Surname

  • Please list your full name exactly as it reads on your passport/biometric residence permit.

  • Make sure to include your middle name(s), should you have any. 

  • Please ensure that you provide any aliases that you have been known by, or are listed on the documentation.

  • Birth Details

  • DOB (Date of Birth) format for this section is DD/MM/YYYY (E.g 28/10/1991 if you were born on 28th October 1991). 
  • City where you were born

  • Country where you were born

  • ID

  • National Insurance number

  • Valid driving licence

  • Valid passport

  • Select all that apply (you can select more than one document from the following list):

Once completed, click on 'Proceed to step 2'.

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2. In the CONTACT DETAILS section, add your contact details (optional).

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Also, you will be requested to enter 5 years of address history. 

  • You must provide at least 1 UK address.

  • Please provide the past 5 years of your address history.

  • Do not include any gaps between addresses.

  • You can provide your address history after you have provided your current address.

  • Please ensure the current address provided, matches your proof of address document, which you will have to upload shortly (i.e - Flat number included).

Please now click on 'Proceed to step 3'.

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3. After providing this information, you will be at the DOCUMENT VERIFICATION section.

 

You will need to provide 2 documents in order to pass DBS.

 

Documents are divided and listed into two main document groups: 

  • Group 1

  • Group 2 (subdivided into 2A and 2B)

 

OPTION 1 - You can provide 2 documents of Group 1 

 

In Group 1, please select all that apply. If you can provide 2 valid documents from Group 1, then you can move to step 4 directly.

 

Please make sure the selected documents have:

  • At least one of the documents selected contains a current address

  • At least one of the documents selected contains a date of birth

  • Documentary evidence was provided for the applicants name and any name changes where available

If you have selected 2 documents from Group 1, then click on 'progress to step 4', after ticking the boxes below.

OPTION 2 - You only have one document or don't have any of the documents in Group 1.

 

  • If you are able to provide 1 document only from Group 1, you will be required to supply 1 additional document from group 2B. Press 'view documents of group two' as shown in the picture below. Select the one that applies.

  • If you are unable to provide any of the group 1 documents you will be required to supply 1 document from group 2A and 2 further documents from group 2B documents. Press 'view documents of group two' as shown in the picture below. Select the ones that apply.

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Always tick to make sure:

  • At least one of the documents selected contains a current address

  • At least one of the documents selected contains a date of birth

  • Documentary evidence was provided for the applicants name and any name changes where available

 

Click on 'progress to step 4'.

4. You are now in the SUMMARY section.

 

Please reply 'no' to the first question and decide whether you'd like to receive a paper copy of the cerificate (that's up to you, you can click Yes or No).

Also please tick to 'receive updates', if you want to be kept up-to-date with the status of your application.

Finally, press 'confirm and submit application'. 

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Your application is now complete.

After you have submitted, just close the tab. 

You can always log back in to check the status of your background check.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

 

PLEASE NOTE: you don't need to meet us in person, nor go to the Post Office. No need for further action until you hear from us.

 

After your information is reviewed, you will be contacted by one of the Team at Killer Chefs, with additional requests.

We will need to validate your application.

Normally this is an in-person meeting or a visit to the Post Office, however we can electronically validate your documents, without the need to meet or for you to go to the Post Office.

Don't worry, this won't take long at all :) 

If you're still unsure about the process, our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions. Thanks for taking the time to go through DBS check!