How Long Will My DBS Certificate Take To Arrive?

A DBS certificate should usually arrive within 5-7 working days of your DBS check being completed. However, there may be cases when the DBS Certificate is not received within this timeframe. This can be due to delays with the postal service, or an incorrect address being used.

Another reason for a delay in receiving your DBS Certificate can be moving properties. If you change your address between the time your DBS check was undertaken and the certificate being printed, be sure to inform the DBS Service directly, so they are aware of the change of address.

If your DBS Check has progressed too far along the system, it may not be possible to have the certificate sent anywhere else other than the address used on the DBS Check. In this case, if you change your address, it’s a good idea to set up a postal redirect from your old address to your new one.

Conclusion: How Long Will My DBS Certificate Take To Arrive?

DBS Certificates usually take 5-7 working days to arrive once the DBS Check is complete.

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Further Reading

If we have answered the question, How long will my DBS certificate take to arrive, but you have further questions about your DBS certificate or anything else DBS related, you can get in touch on 0113 877 0171 or email contact@aaronsdepartment, or you may find the answers to your question in one of our other useful articles.

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