What are Digital Identity Checks?
Digital Identity Checks are a fully digital way to verify prospective employees’ identity. Instead of showing a physical identity document, they can provide the same information digitally.
Our service complies with new guidance from the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Home Office, updated in 2022 to allow for Digital Identity Checks. Our automated checks can verify identities to support Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks, authenticating:
- Biometric residence permits
- Driving licences
How can Digital Identity Checks assist my organisation?
Identity checking is a crucial stage in the recruitment process. A Digital Identity Check helps protect your organisation from fraud and increases the efficiency of your checks.
Digital Identity Checks can be useful for all employers, but are particularly suited to those who need a number of pre-employment checks, like DBS Checks, carried out on their employees. Advantages of Digital Identity Checks over manual ones are:
- Speed – the applicant can upload documents and verify their identity during the application process, saving the applicant and employer considerable time
- Quality – a Digital Identity Check scans the biometric data on a document, making it more thorough than a physical check; there’s no need to worry if a document could have been forged
- Reliable – a Digital Identity Check verifies a set scope of requirements and does so every single time; there’s no risk of human error
- Scope – with the ability to check passports, biometric residence permits and driving licences from over 200 countries, you no longer need to worry if you’ve never seen a particular document before
During the process, applicants only need to share the information that is necessary.
How long do the results take, and how do I get them?
It only takes a few minutes to request Digital Identity Checks with our simple, easy-to-use service. With a Digital Identity Check, results could be also ready in minutes – it’s the quickest way possible to verify the identity of your applicants.
Our online Platform allows you to check the status of the application at every step of the process, and you’ll receive an automatic notification as soon as a check is complete.