Basic Disclosure Scotland Check

A Basic Disclosure Scotland (DS) Check is a United Kingdom (UK) criminal record check and can be obtained for a person who is currently, or who has in the past been, living or working in Scotland. It is ordered for candidates applying for employment outside the UK. The Basic DS Check includes a digital identity verification service. Reported results will contain details of a person's unspent convictions, if any.


The check is available in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧

The check is not available for quickscreen. ❌


Human Resources


Property Management



Include this flag in the body of your request:


Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:

  • email

There are no parameters that are dependent on the purpose of the check. See all available Application parameters.

Applicants must go through identity verification to complete a Basic DS Check. Make sure to add an Enhanced Identity Verification before sending your request.

Example request

    "request_uk_basic_ds_check": true,
    "request_enhanced_identity_verification": true,
    "email": "",


Report field: uk_basic_ds_check_result

Test data

Send Basic DS Check requests with the following sets of data on our demo environment to retrieve our pre-filled reports.

Clear results

First nameLast name

*(will accept any name)

*(will accept any name)

Records found

First nameLast name

*(will accept any name)


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