Last date for Digital Routine Applications

22 March 2021

From Tuesday 6th April VSDS will no longer accept applications via the Digital Routine Application route. 

As you know, the new Online PVG Application Service became available at the beginning of March 2021 and replaces the Digital Routine Application Process which was introduced in March 2020 as a temporary solution due to the pandemic. While it has served its purpose, this process was never intended to be a long term solution. As a key stakeholder and partner of Disclosure Scotland, VSDS are supporting their decision to focus on the new service going forward.

The two application options available to you are the Online PVG Application Service or the Paper Application Process.

Please do not submit applications via the Digital Routine Applications template after the 6th April as they will be returned.

Whilst VSDS are processing the last of the Digital Routine Applications we have received, the turnaround time for all application types may be affected. Please be patient and always consult our website for the 'working from dates' before contacting VSDS requesting an update on your application. These dates are available to view here.

All information and Guidance Pack related to the new Online PVG Application Service is available here on our website. We have outlined the full 'process timeline' for you as well as all the available support options at this time. Information related to Covid-19 Applications is also available.

The feedback received so far has been extremely positive and we look forward to receiving your applications going forward via this new service.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Ewen Signature

Ewen McMartin
Head of Disclosure Services