641. Applying for certificates.

An application for a criminal record certificate1, an enhanced criminal record certificate2 or a criminal conviction certificate3, and any associated request4, must be made in a form and manner determined by DBS5. In order for a certificate to be issued an applicant must be aged 16 or over6. Evidence of identity is also required7.

An application for a criminal record certificate or an enhanced criminal record certificate, other than one made in relation to Crown employment or a judicial appointment8, must be accompanied by a statement by the registered person9. In the case of an application for a criminal record