The DBS Update Service can save drivers money on buying certificates. Instead, you can consent for Licensing Services to check certificates online.

Update Service

Watch our step-by-step video guide on how to register with the DBS update service.

The Non-Statutory Licensing Committee has approved the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service. This is for checking criminal records of:

  • driver licence applicants
  • driver licence holders

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I am not subscribed to the service

If you are not subscribed, you may be able to register if the DBS issued you certificate in the last 30 days.

If the DBS issued your certificate more than 30 days ago, you will need to buy a new enhanced DBS check from Taxi Plus. You can then subscribe to the Update Service.

Buy a new enhanced DBS check

I am already subscribed to the service

Drivers subscribed to the Update Service provide consent as part of the application process to perform early checks and they must ensure as part of the conditions of licence that they remain on the update service for the period of their licence.

The DBS certificate must be for an enhanced check for the position of either:

  • ‘Other Workforce - Taxi Licensing’
  • ‘Other Workforce - Taxi Driver’

Provide Consent