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Low Risk Screening Package - Veremark UK DBS Basic Criminal Check

A basic DBS check.
Get the results in 24 hours*

Our criminal record check system allows you to order a single check, as and when needed, without opening an account, paying a joining fee or committing to a lengthy contract.

Order with a click of a button by providing contact details for your staff and making a one off payment. We will email you the results as soon as these are available from the DBS.

Description
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These checks are designed to ensure that staff do not pose significant risk to your business by allowing you to access and review their criminal record data. A Basic DBS check can be used for any position or purpose, for anyone working or planning to work in England or Wales, in any industry. Note that for certain roles, including regulated activity roles, you may need a higher level of criminal record check. In England and Wales the check is provided by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and searched against the Police National Computer (PNC).

The result will provide you with a certificate showing, if found, any unspent criminal convictions and conditional cautions as described under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Under the Act, eligible convictions or cautions become ‘spent’ after a specified period of time known as the ‘rehabilitation period’, the length of which varies depending on how the individual was dealt with. A table of rehabilitation periods for the most common sentences and disposals can be found here, along with some example scenarios.

*For the vast majority of checks DBS will return the results within 24 hours but some checks may take up to 14 days or longer.

What happens after you place an order?

Once you have provided the contact details for your staff, we will email them and ask them to visit our secure portal to complete a quick form providing the necessary information to start the checks.

Currently DBS requires the following details:

• Addresses for the last 5 years and the dates lived there
• National Insurance number
• Two ID documents (usuallyPassport and Driving licence)

Once we receive the DBS results these will be emailed to to you immediately, unless during the ordering process you specify that you would prefer to download the results from our platform.

In that case we will send you login details to access.

Turnaround times in different countries
min
max
Australia
5
14
Brazil
5
16
Canada
5
15
France
5
15
Germany
5
21
India
5
20
Italy
5
23
Japan
5
20
Malaysia
5
15
Mexico
5
25
Philippines
5
15
South Korea
5
21
Spain
5
22
United Kingdom (UK)
5
21
United States (US)
5
15
Low Risk Package includes
  • UK DBS Check (Basic Level)
£49.00
excl. VAT
Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore

Education verification for work pass applications
in Singapore

As seen in The Business Times and Deloitte

MOM now requires that all foreign nationals looking to work in Singapore must obtain a valid work visa.
Part of this application involves authenticating the education and/or employment of the candidate - proving the qualifications and skillset exist to successfully carry out the role in question in place of a local.

If you’re planning to work or renew your work pass in Singapore, Veremark can help you ensure that the background verification for your work pass application is compliant with the government’s guidelines.
Need help with the verification for your work pass application or renewal?

We can help provide education and employment authentication for the following work passes:

(click on a package to buy it now)

Employment Pass (EP)

Specifically for foreign professionals, managers, and executives who earn at least $5,000 monthly.

OnePass

For overseas professionals who aim to earn at least $30,000 per month. It is valid for five years.

Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)

For foreign professionals or EP holders who earn more than $18,000 a month. This pass allows you to change jobs without reapplying for a new visa, and lasts three years.

S-Pass

For skilled workers with fixed monthly salary comparable to top one-third of local Associate Professionals and Technician salaries. The S Pass offers flexibility to employers to hire skilled workers who may not meet the EP criteria, subject to a quota.

Training Employment Pass (TEP)

Allows foreign workers to train for a professional, managerials, executive or specialist job in Singapore. Lasts up to three months.

Need help purchasing a check?

Get in touch at enquiries-mom@veremark.com or phone:

+65 60188153

Mon - Fri, 8am - 4pm SGT

+44 20 4525 1791

outside SG working hours

Guide

MOM regulations report 2023

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Why our clients love us

Your service has surpassed expectations; we're grateful for the substantial effort you and your team have invested in this, along with the various solutions, alternative routes and strategies you have explored and suggested

Azian Rahmat,
HR Manager, Consultancy

I recently had a particularly time-sensitive request related to an EP renewal. I was impressed by how swiftly the Veremark team handled the request, providing the verification report within just six days.

Devangana Yadav,
Head of Operations, Investment Firm

Veremark: Transparency and simplicity, completion of check in a timely manner. I also wrote in to MOM to provide feedback on Veremark's good work. I strongly believe that service providers must be up to the mark, or they will bring Singapore's business environment into disrepute simply by association of accreditation by MOM.

Wei Xuan Toh,
Project Manager, Retail Departmental Stores

FAQs

What background check do I need?

This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.

How long do background checks take?

Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.

Can you do a background check online?

All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.

What are the benefits of a background check?

In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.

What does a background check show?

Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.

FAQs

How long does a basic DBS last?

A basic DBS check doesn’t have an official expiry date. However, the information provided is only valid and accurate at the time the check was carried out. Some companies may request a new DBS check upon joining or at certain intervals at their discretion - this may form part of a rescreening programme.

How long will a basic DBS check take?

On average, with Veremark results for a basic DBS check are returned within 24 hours.

What does a basic DBS allow you to do?

A basic DBS check is the most common type, and applies for any purpose or position. It’s typically requested for job applications, and to enable visa applications or for personal licenses to sell alcohol.

What is a basic DBS check?

A basic DBS check is the first level of criminal record check in the UK, and is available for any position or purpose. This type shows the details of convictions and conditional cautions that are considered to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Put simply, these can be termed as anything serious and/or recent.  

The acronym DBS is short for The Disclosure and Barring Service, which helps employees make safer recruitment decisions, and is a government body that is sponsored by the Home Office. A basic DBS check (formerly known as a CRB check) is also sometimes referred to as a basic criminal record check, or a basic disclosure.

What is the difference between a basic and standard DBS check?

The primary difference between a basic DBS check and a standard DBS check is that in order to obtain a standard check certain legal eligibility criteria must be met. Whereas, a basic DBS check is available to anyone in the UK over the age of 16 for any purpose.

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