3 documents are required. At least one must be a primary trusted document

Primary Trusted Documents

  • Current valid Passport

  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK)

  • Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel Islands;

  • Current EU Driving Licence

  • Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) – issued at the time of birth;

    • Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces


Trusted Government/State Issued Documents

  • Current UK Driving licence (old style paper version)

  • Any other non UK or EU Driving Licence (valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)

  • Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) – (issued after the time of birth by the General Register Office/relevant authority i.e. Registrars – Photocopies are not acceptable)

  • Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)

  • Adoption Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)

  • HM Forces ID Card (UK)

  • Fire Arms Licence (UK and Channel Islands)

  • Mortgage Statement (UK or EEA)** (Non-EEA statements must not be accepted)

  • Bank/Building Society Statement (UK or EEA)* (Non-EEA statements must not be accepted)

  • Bank/Building Society Account Opening Confirmation Letter (UK)

  • Credit Card Statement (UK or EEA)* (Non-EEA statements must not be accepted)

  • Financial Statement ** – e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)

  • P45/P60 Statement **(UK & Channel Islands)

  • Council Tax Statement (UK & Channel Islands) **

  • Work Permit/Visa (UK) (UK Residence Permit) **

  • Letter of Sponsorship from future employment provider (Non-UK/Non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)

  • Utility Bill (UK)* – Not Mobile Telephone

  • Benefit Statement* – e.g. Child Allowance, Pension

  • A document from Central/ Local Government/ Government Agency/ Local Authority giving entitlement (UK & Channel Islands)*– e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service , Customs & Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security

  • EU National ID Card

  • Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)

  • Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal (16/17 year olds in full time education – only used in exceptional circumstances when all other documents have been exhausted)

Please note:

If a document in the List of Valid Identity Documents is:

  • denoted with * – it should be less than three months old

  • denoted with ** – it should be issued within the past 12 months

  • not denoted – it can be more than 12 months old.