90% of Basic checks complete in as little as 24 hours. 85% per cent of all Enhanced applications complete within five days and 62% complete within 24 hours. Standard checks take between 24 hours and 4 calendar days

Although this timescale is mostly accurate, every application is different; some disclosures are processed within 24 hours, but other applications could take slightly longer for several reasons. These often include internal enquiries, a criminal record or an error on an application.