DBS Update – Covid-19 – temporary use of expired UK passports

July 2020

The Government and DBS 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 temporarily allow expired UK passports to be used for ID checking purposes, if  they are within 6 months of their expiry date.
The applicant must produce their expired passport, for organisations to check, for them to be able to use it as an identity document.
More information about updates to ID checking guidelines as a result of coronavirus can be found here.