Accepted proof of ID

The form of ID submitted for your vetting checks must be a different document to the proof of address. This applies to all owners / directors listed on the application form. You cannot use one form of identification for both name and address.

Accepted proof of ID

  • Current signed passport
  • Original birth certificate UK birth certificate issued within 12 months of the date of birth in full form, including those issued by UK authorities overseas such as Embassies High Commissions and HM Forces.
  • EEA member state identity card Can also be used as evidence of address if it carries this.
  • Current UK or EEA photocard driving licence
  • Full old-style driving licence
  • National identity card bearing a photograph of the applicant
  • Photographic registration cards For self-employed individuals in the construction industry - CIS4
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency
  • Firearms or shotgun certificate
  • Residence permit As issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals on sight of own country passport.

Accepted proof of address

  • Utility bill Gas, electric, satellite television, landline phone bill issued within the last three months
  • Local authority council tax bill For the current council tax year
  • Current UK driving licence Only if not used for proof of ID
  • Bank, Building Society or Credit Union statement or passbook Dated within the last three months
  • Original mortgage statement From a recognised lender issued for the last full year
  • Solicitor's letter Dated within the last three months confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address
  • Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement For the current year
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency Only if not used as proof of ID
  • HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand Dated within the current financial year
  • Electoral Register entry
  • NHS medical card or letter of confirmation From GP’s practice of registration with the surgery

We cannot accept:

  • Provisional driving licences

  • Mobile phone bills

  • Credit card statements.