Online Basic Disclosure Application: 

Ex-UK Residents living Overseas

Online Basic Disclosure Check for Ex-UK Residents, living Overseas

Please read the following instructions carefully before starting your application.  Once you are ready to start your application click on the "Start Your Online Application button" below:

 

Step 1: Start your online Basic Disclosure Application

Before you begin:  The online process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.  Information that must be supplied is indicated with an asterisk(*). If you are not able to provide all of the mandatory information, any information entered will be lost. 

Please note: if you are obtaining a Basic Disclosure Check for someone else you must obtain their express permission (in writing), to do so. 

Please ensure you have the following details and documents to hand:

  • * Name/s (including  previous name/s and dates you used them)
  • * Birth details; i.e.: date of birth, town/country of birth; note: at least one copy of ID documents that you provide for your ID verification must show your date of birth
  • * Full 5 year address history (incl. dates)note: at least one copy of ID document that you provide for your ID verification must show your full address of where you currently live

IMPORTANT NOTE: OVERSEAS CURRENT ADDRESS:  
The system will only allow you to enter a UK address into the Current Address Field on the application form.   

Input our address in the current address field, entered as:  “CARE OF MDS LTD, 76 ROLLESBROOK GARDENS, SOUTHAMPTON, UK, SO15 5WB”.  Enter today's month and year in the "Date From" field. 

Please then enter your own current address and 5 year address history (if applicable) in the additional address fields.

  • * COPIES of the required ID documents - see list of Acceptable ID documents
  • Passport details - if you have a Passport
  • Driving Licence details - if you have a Driving Licence
  • Email address (for correspondence)
  • Credit/Debit card or PayPal details to arrange payment

The total price to process an online Basic Disclosure Application for Ex-UK Residents living Overseas is £75.  This includes all processing costs, our service charge, VAT, and postage. You will be asked to arrange payment once you have completed your application.  

IMPORTANT:  If you do not complete payment when prompted, your online application will NOT be saved and your application will NOT be processed.


For current turn-around/delivery times, please refer to our FAQ's.

Apostille Service

An 'Apostille' is the legal term for the legalisation of a certificate, official proof that it is what it claims to be. 

We do NOT provide an Apostille Service.  
Please arrange this yourself once you have received your Basic Disclosure certificate.  For advice about getting your certificate Apostilled, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).  

To begin your application click on the "Start Online Application" button below:

On the next screen, enter the following log-in details:

  1. Organisation Reference:BASICINT
  2. Organisation Code:BASICINT
IMPORTANT NOTE: OVERSEAS CURRENT ADDRESS:
The system will only allow you to enter a UK address into the Current Address Field on the application form.   

Input our address in the current address field, entered as:  “CARE OF MDS LTD, 76 ROLLESBROOK GARDENS, SOUTHAMPTON, UK, SO15 5WB”.  Enter today's month and year in the "Date From" field. 

Please then enter your own current address and 5 year address history (if applicable) in the additional address fields.
Basic Disclosure Application Pack for Ex-UK Residents living Overseas:  Total price £75.  

Total Price includes all processing costs,our service charge, VAT, and postage .

You will be prompted for payment at the end of your application. 

 If you do not proceed with payment, your application will be cancelled and

your form details will be lost.


Incorrectly filled-in applications, queries, or incorrect ID will cause delays and may result in the rejection of your application.

In such cases of rejection, or late cancellation, administration charges may be applicable.

Payment can be made by debit / credit card or PayPal


Apostille Service 
An 'Apostille' is the legal term for the legalisation of a certificate, official proof that it is what it claims to be.
 
We do NOT provide an Apostille Service.  Please arrange this yourself once you have received your Basic Disclosure certificate.  For advice about getting your certificate Apostilled, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).   

 

Step 2: email/post COPIES of I.D documents to us for verification 


After you have completed online application and arranged payment, please scan or photo-copy at least 3 x ID documents (see
list of Acceptable ID Documents) and send them to us by:
  • Email - scan and email your ID documents, or
  • Post - (tracked recorded delivery recommended) post photo-copies of your ID documents to: Mayflower Disclosure Services Ltd, 76 Rollesbrook Gardens, Southampton, SO15 5WB, UK

Please do NOT post the original documents.

Important note:  Please check this list carefully to ensure you can provide copies of the correct ID documents.  

Time constraints also exist for some documents.  These are indicated on the Acceptable ID list.  

 
At least one ID document must show the full address of where you currently live, and at least one ID documents must show your date of birth.
 
If you cannot provide copies of ID in line with the Acceptable ID list we will not be able to process a Basic Disclosure application for you.

 

If you cannot provide copies of ID in line with the Acceptable ID list we will not be able to process a Basic Disclosure application for you.

Once these 2 steps are complete, we will start to process your Basic Disclosure Application. On completion, your Basic Disclosure certificate will be posted to your current home address that you provide on your disclosure application form.

If you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

How Long do the checks take?

On average it takes 13 - 16 working days to process a Basic Disclosure Certificate from the receipt of a correctly filled in application form (note any errors on the application form or queries could cause delays in the processing).   As a guide, 95% of applications are completed in 12 days.  Seasonal fluctuations/delays will occur during certain time of the year for example during Christmas and Easter.

We will, of course do everything we can to ensure your Basic Disclosure is processed as quickly as possible.

Incorrectly filled-in applications, queries, or incorrect ID will cause delays and may result in the rejection of your application.

In such cases of rejection, or late cancellation, administration charges may be applicable.

What will I receive?

One hard-copy of the Basic Disclosure Certificate is produced and we post that to your current home address (as provided on your application form), by Royal Mail Airmail delivery. 

Who will receive the Certificate?

One copy of the Basic Disclosure Certificate is produced and send that to by Royal Mail Airmail delivery, to your current address that you provide on your application form.
 
If you live in a country that has an unreliable postal service, we can dispatch the Basic Disclosure Certificate to you by International Courier. This service is offered at an additional cost.
 
For more information and to arrange Courier Delivery of your certificate, please click here.
 

Is my address printed on the Basic Disclosure Certificate?

Your Name and Date of Birth is printed on your Basic Disclosure certificate.

The address is provided on the certificate is our address:  C/O: Mayflower Disclosure Services Ltd, 76 Rollesbrook Gardens, Southampton, SO15 5WB.
 
Your address is NOT printed on the certificate.  Please ensure this meets your needs, before ordering a Basic Disclosure Check through us.
 
Apostille Service
 
An 'Apostille' is the legal term for the legalisation of a certificate, official proof that it is what it claims to be.
 
We do NOT provide an Apostille Service.  Please arrange this yourself once you have received your Basic Disclosure certificate.  For advice about getting your certificate Apostilled, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).   

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