Basic ID Requirements

What documents do I need to produce?

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

Can you produce any document from Group 1?


3 documents to be seen One document from Group 1 plus any two others from Group 1 or 2


5 documents to be seen Five documents from Group 2

Table of Acceptable Group 1 and Group 2 Documents


  • Valid Passport (any nationality)
  • UK Driving Licence Full or Provisional – England/Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland/Isle of Man; either photocard or paper (a photocopy is only valid if accompanied with the paper counterpart)
  • Original UK birth certificate (issued within 12 months of date of birth, full or short form acceptable)
  • Vaild photo identity card (EU countries only)
  • UK firearms licence
  • HM Forces ID card (UK)
  • Adoption Certificate (UK)


Issued Whenever

  • Marriage Certificate/Civil Partnership Certificate
  • Non-original UK birth certificate (issued after 12 month of date of birth, full or short form acceptable)
  • P45/P60 statement
  • Utility bill (electricity, gas, water, telephone – including mobile phone contract/bill)
  • Vaild TV licence
  • Credit card statement
  • Store card statement
  • Mortgage statement
  • Vaild insurance certificate
  • Certificate of British nationality
  • Asylum Registration Card
  • Vaild vehicle registration document
  • Court summons
  • Vaild NHS card
  • Court Claim form
  • National Insurance number card
  • Examination certificate (e.g GCSE, NVQ)
  • Child benefit book

Issued within last 3 months

  • Personal correspondence or a document from a Governmant Department*
  • Mail order catalogue statement*
  • Addressed payslip*
  • Letter from a Head Teacher*

Issued within last 12 months

  • British work permit/visa**
  • Bank or Building Sociert Document**
  • Financial statement e.g pension, endowment, ISA**

* document must be less than 3 months old ** must be issued within the last than 12 months