United Kingdom Identity Verification is a digital online candidate verification service that works to verify a candidate’s identification documents and likeness during the background check process. United Kingdom Identity Verification is designed to meet the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) requirements for UK criminal screenings in England and Wales.
At the end of each background check application, candidates working in England or Wales will be guided through this verification process via our third-party provider, Yoti. Yoti is a trusted vendor approved by the United Kingdom that securely verifies identification documents and likenesses of individuals.
For UK basic criminal checks, candidates must meet a medium level of identity confidence as defined by the UK DBS.
Please note that UK digital identity verification is currently in an “early availability” stage and might not be available to all candidates.
Opting out of online digital verification
Candidates may opt out of the online verification process. In these cases, candidates will be required to verify their identity in person with the hiring company and may receive a request to provide additional information via email. Please note that choosing to verify in person may increase the turnaround time of the background check process.