Whether, investing your money, taking out a mortgage or simply arranging an insurance policy, in today’s regulated marketplace you will be required to proof your identity.
You must typically provide one proof of identity and one proof of address from the list below. Should you wish to make a joint application then bills in joint names may be considered as one proof of address for each of the named individuals on that bill.
Where you may have recently married and have not made the appropriate changes to your documentation you will also be required to include your marriage certificate.
A. Government document with Photo
Valid Passport Valid photocard driving licence (full or provisional) National Identity Card Firearms certificate or shotgun licence Identity card issued by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland
B. Government document without a photograph plus secondary confirmation
• Valid (old style) full UK driving licence
• Recent evidence of entitlement to a state or local authority funded benefit (including housing benefit and council tax benefit), tax credit, pension, educational or other grant
• National Identity Card
• Firearms certificate or shotgun licence
• Identity card issued by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland
• Instrument of a court appointment (such as liquidator or grant of probate)
• Current council tax demand or statement
• Current bank statements, or credit/debit card statements issued by a regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or an equivalent jurisdiction (but not one printed off the internet)
• Home visit
Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.