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Why Do CRB Checks Take So Long?

Some checks can take as little as 24 hours to come back.  Some checks can take a few months.  Each application is treated completely differently when they arrive at the DBS to be processed.  Some checks can take longer because applicants have had a lot of addresses in the last 5 years or they have had a lot of changes of names or it could be that there are errors on the form or it could be that their local police station currently has a back-log.  If you use the on-line eBulk service which we offer it does eliminate any errors on the form which can help speed it along.