Documents acceptable for Identity verification and address

Acceptable Photographic Personal ID

  • Current valid UK (Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Irish) passport or EU/other nationalities passport. Passports of non-EU nationals must contain a current UK stamp, a current UK visa or a current UK residence permit showing the immigration status of the holder in the UK.
  • Current UK or EU/other nationalities photo-card driving licence (providing the  erson checking is confident that any non-UK photo-card driving licence is bona fide).
  • A national ID card and/or other valid documentation relating to immigration status and permission to work.

Acceptable Non-photographic Personal ID

  • full UK birth certificate.
  • current full driving licence (old version) – old style provisional driving licenses are not acceptable.
  • marriage / civil partnership certificate.
  • current firearms certificate.

Acceptable Documents to Confirm Address

  • recent utility bill (gas, electricity or landline telephone) not more than six months old OR a certificate from a supplier of those utilities confirming the arrangement to pay for the services on pre-payment terms. Note: Utility bills in joint names are acceptable. Mobile telephone bills are not acceptable.
  • local authority tax bill valid for the current year.
  • current UK photo-card driving licence (if not already presented as a photographic personal ID document) or old-style driving licence
  • bank, building society or credit union statement or passbook containing current address.
  • most recent mortgage statement from a recognised lender.