Online PVG Application Service
The Online PVG Application Service allows applications to be submitted more efficiently and accurately.
There are many benefits to the new online service including a quicker over all application process. The new process cuts down admin time for both the Organisation and the Applicant and eliminates the need for multiple downloads each. Users will also experience a quicker turnaround time from start to finish i.e you will receive your certificate much quicker than before! To begin the process follow the information detailed below.
Download the Guidance Pack:
The Guidance Pack details the 5 stages highlighted below. All organisations should read through the guidance pack and familiarise themselves with the full process before submitting their request form. The stages of the new process are as follows:
- Stage 1: Completion of Online Application Request Form (Organisation)
- Stage 2: Submitting the Online Application Request Form (Organisation)
- Stage 3: Payment information (Organisation)
- Stage 4: Submitting the Online Application (VSDS)
- Stage 5: Completion of Application Online (Applicant)
Download Guidance Pack
Download the Online Application Request Form:
As detailed in the Guidance pack, to begin the application process you need to download and complete the Online Application Request Form and return via email to VSDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your email subject heading should be 'Online Application(s)' or 'Online Covid-19 Application(s)' You must also enter the number of application requests in the email header (e.g Online Applications X 7).
You cannot submit the new Online PVG applications and Online Covid–19 applications together, please separate these on different application request templates and email them separately.
Download Online Application Request Form
From recruitment to receiving your PVG certificate, we have outlined the step by step timeline of the Online PVG Application Service.
There are several support options for you to ensure you fully understand this new process.
Important Note: The Online PVG Application Service replaces the Digital Routine Application Process which was introduced in March 2020 as a temporary solution while we worked from home due to the pandemic. While it has served its purpose, this process was never intended to be a long term solution.