Can I still apply using a hard copy form?
Organisations and applicants can still use a hard copy (paper) form to apply for screening, where it can be demonstrated that an online form cannot be submitted because of exceptional circumstances, or where special provisions apply.
The special provisions are outlined in our FAQ 'Who can verify my identity? in the section: 'What if I don't have enough suitable documentation?' and instruction sheet How to verify an applicant's identity.
Otherwise, all applications should be submitted online, as paper screening applications submitted after 1 December 2016 will no longer be accepted. How to apply online. Organisations are therefore urged to register for online screening as soon as possible. Register for online screening