How long does it take to process applications?

Almost 80% of all DBS applications are returned from DBS in less than 10 days, with almost 40% within 2 days. Currently there are Police Delays causing some to take longer than normal (in certain geographies) and DBS are entitled to up to 60 days to process an application (from Stage 4 onwards). If any DBS applications reach a 60 day period, GBG OnlineDisclosures automatically escalates the application to DBS using the DBS Tracking Service so you can be assured that the application has been advanced in order to support progress.

Disclosure Scotland takes three weeks to process applications.