DBS – Latest COVID 19 update to the identity checking guidelines

20 August 2020

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We are aware that it is taking longer than usual to process UK passport applications, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In response to this, DBS will temporary allow expired UK passports to be used for ID checking purposes, if within 6 months of their expiry date. The applicant must be in possession of their expired passport, to use it as an identity document.

More information about updates to ID checking guidelines as a result of coronavirus can be found here.