Acceptable Documents

  • These documents can also be used for BS7858, BPSS, FCA Screening, PCI DSS and other screening checks.
  • Never email us your documents – always upload them to your application.

Basic checks only

PROOF OF IDENTITY AND CURRENT RESIDENCE

At least one document must show your name, current address, and at least one document must show your date of birth.

 

Your documents must meet the following criteria:

  • TWO identity documents from group A or;
  • ONE identity document from group A and ONE document from group B

Standard, Enhanced & PVG checks

PROOF OF IDENTITY AND CURRENT RESIDENCE

At least one document must show your name, current address, and at least one document must show your date of birth.

 

Your documents must meet the following criteria:

  • THREE identity documents from group A or;
  • TWO identity documents from group A and ONE document from group B or;
  • ONE identity document from group A and TWO documents from group B

GROUP A

  • Passport – any in-date and valid passport
  • Biometric residence permit – must be valid – UK
  • Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)* UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU
  • Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, e.g. embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
  • Adoption certificate – UK and Channel Islands

GROUP A

  • Passport – any in-date and valid passport
  • Biometric residence permit – must be valid – UK
  • Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)* UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU
  • Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, e.g. embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
  • Adoption certificate – UK and Channel Islands

GROUP B

  • Current driving licence (full or provisional) paper version (if issued before 1998) – UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
    Islands and EU
  • Birth certificate issued after time of birth – UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate – UK and Channel Islands
  • HM Forces ID card – UK
  • Firearms licence – UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
  • Work permit or visa – UK – Valid up to expiry date
  • Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider non-UK or non-EEA only valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application – Must still be valid
  • EU National ID card – Must still be valid
  • Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo – UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – Must still be valid
  • Letter from head teacher or college principal – UK – for 16 to 19 year-olds in full time education – only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided – Must still be valid

 

Acceptable documents if issued in the last 3 months:

  • Bank or building society statement – UK and Channel Islands or EEA
  • Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter – UK
  • Credit card statement – UK or EEA
  • Utility bill (not mobile telephone bill) – UK
  • Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension Credit – UK
  • Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC – UK and Channel Islands

 

Acceptable documents if issued in the last 12 months:

  • Mortgage statement – UK or EEA
  • Financial statement e.g. pension or endowment – UK
  • P45 or P60 – UK and Channel Islands
  • Council Tax statement – UK and Channel Islands

GROUP B

  • Current driving licence (full or provisional) paper version (if issued before 1998) – UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
    Islands and EU
  • Birth certificate issued after time of birth – UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate – UK and Channel Islands
  • HM Forces ID card – UK
  • Firearms licence – UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
  • Work permit or visa – UK – Valid up to expiry date
  • Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider non-UK or non-EEA only valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application – Must still be valid
  • EU National ID card – Must still be valid
  • Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo – UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – Must still be valid
  • Letter from head teacher or college principal – UK – for 16 to 19 year-olds in full time education – only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided – Must still be valid

 

Acceptable documents if issued in the last 3 months:

  • Bank or building society statement – UK and Channel Islands or EEA
  • Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter – UK
  • Credit card statement – UK or EEA
  • Utility bill (not mobile telephone bill) – UK
  • Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension Credit – UK
  • Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC – UK and Channel Islands

 

Acceptable documents if issued in the last 12 months:

  • Mortgage statement – UK or EEA
  • Financial statement e.g. pension or endowment – UK
  • P45 or P60 – UK and Channel Islands
  • Council Tax statement – UK and Channel Islands
  • REMEMBER: Never email us your documents – always upload them to your application.
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