Attestation with your basic criminal record check
What is Attestation?
Attestation is the process in which a basic criminal record certificate is authenticated so that another country will be happy to accept that the certificate is genuine. Please note that some embassies will reject certified copies, so please use copies with care.
Can I get an Attestation on my DBS check certificate?
Unfortunately the APCS Attestation service is not for certificates issued by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), it is only for certificates issued by Disclosure Scotland. You can select the Attestation option if you are applying for a basic criminal record check as an individual , not applying through an employer.
Which embassies offer further attestation in the UK?
- Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
- Embassy of Brazil
- Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
- Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
- Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
- Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
- Kuwait Embassy in London
- The Philippine Embassy in London UK
- Embassy of the State of Qatar London
- Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
- Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
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