Most disclosure Scotland certificates will require a solicitor certification before an apostille service can be issued by an authorised official in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) on UK documents.
What is a Scotland disclosure?
A Scotland disclosure is a document that contains a person’s impartial and confidential criminal information. Employers use this information to make safer recruitment decisions.
You can do a criminal record check by visiting the police or government departments.
A disclosure Scotland certificate with criminal record checks can include:
Details of your criminal record checks
Information on inclusion in either children’s or adults’ lists
Relevant information help by a government body or the police.
How to apply for a basic disclosure Scotland apostille service
Your employer will have to make this application for you. They will also have the option of applying for the standard disclosure through a registered body.
After a clear check is complete in the UK, a certificate of the disclosure document and an apostille will be sent to you, your employer, or the body and country that made the application on your behalf outside the UK and Scotland.
There are three main types of disclosure certificates for criminal records. 
1. Basic disclosure Scotland
A basic disclosure document contains criminal records checks of convictions that are considered unspent, barring service according to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 
The term unspent means that the criminal convictions need to be declared.
You can present this certificate to potential employers or any other person that needs your criminal record check information. According to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, certain criminal convictions are also described as spent barring service.
Spent means that the information provided in the disclosure will become irrelevant.
A spent criminal information is usually documented in all other disclosures except the basic one. If you need a basic DBS check, you can make an online application with a covering letter.
2. Standard disclosure
Standard disclosure is usually for specific roles such as accountants, solicitors, and providing a care service.
The processing of a standard disclosure can take up to 14 days unless mistakes occur or there is a request for further information.
If you lose your certificate and you need to confirm your standard disclosure number, you can find it on the disclosure certificate document you have.
3. Enhanced disclosure service
Enhanced disclosures contain information about one’s spent, and unspent DBS check convictions as well as other non-conviction information relevant to a government body.
An enhanced disclosure is usually used for specific roles, such as checking whether someone is suitable to adopt a child or apply for an individual lottery license or gaming body.
Types and fees:
£18 or £59
What are the reasons for a DBS check?
As you apply for a Disclosure Scotland check, you can give reasons like a job application, airport security pass, voluntary work, etc.
Also, please note that this disclosure will be processed as per the Scottish rules. It can be used during the rehabilitation periods of a sentence with reference to the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974. 
As you apply for your certificate, remember all disclosure Scotland documents need to be legalised with the apostille for international use.
Solicitor certification required
All disclosure Scotland documents need a solicitor certification before the apostille can be attached.
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