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Vetting: Employment

Question for Home Office

UIN 97566, tabled on 30 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether employers are able to refuse an employee's Disclosure and Barring Service check application if the employee does not provide photographic identification.

Answered on

7 October 2020

The DBS identity guidance (see link below) includes the provision for non-photographic documents. Employers or Registered Bodies may require photographic identity documents to be shown as part of their own employment policies or recruitment processes.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide

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