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If you do not receive your disclosure certificate

If you apply for a disclosure and your certificate does not arrive, you can ask for it to be reprinted and sent to you again.

A reprinted certificate shows the date it was originally printed, not the reprint date.

Employers or registered organisations can only ask for a copy of an employee's certificate if it's for the PVG scheme or a standard or enhanced disclosure.

When you can ask for a reprint of your certificate

You must wait for 10 days before you can ask for a reprint.

You can only apply for a reprinted certificate within 84 days of the original print date. If you need a copy of your certificate after this time, you'll need to make a new disclosure application.

How to get a reprint of your certificate

To ask for a reprint, contact Disclosure Scotland and tell them:

  • you have not received your certificate
  • the delivery address for the certificate

PVG membership number

If you cannot find your certificate and you need your PVG membership number or disclosure number, you can contact Disclosure Scotland to get this.

Contact Disclosure Scotland


Phone: 0300 020 0040
Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 3:30pm
Find out about call charges

Write to:

Disclosure Scotland
PO Box 250
G51 1YU

Where your certificate will be sent

Disclosure Scotland will send the certificate to the address you put in your application form.

How to send your certificate to a different address

If you want a certificate sent to a different address to the one shown on your certificate, ask Disclosure Scotland for this in writing. You must:

  • include a copy of a proof of address from the different address
  • have the request signed by the disclosure applicant if you're not making the request for yourself

How long it takes

Disclosure Scotland aim to send out certificate reprints by post within 2 days of receiving the request, but they do not guarantee this.

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