At least one of the documents must show the applicant’s current address.
If the applicant isn’t a national of the UK and is applying for voluntary work, they may need to be fingerprinted if they can’t show these documents.
If the applicant doesn’t have any of the documents in group 1, the must show
At least one of the documents must show the applicant’s current address. The organisation conducting their ID check must then also use an appropriate external ID validation service to check the application.
Route 3 can only be used if it is not possible to go through route 1 or 2
The applicant must be able to show
At least one of the documents must show the applicant’s current address. If the applicant can’t provide these documents they may need to be fingerprinted.
|Passport||Any current and valid passport|
|Biometric residence permit||UK|
|Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands. From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA|
|Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
|Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)||All countries outside the EU (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)|
|Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version (if issued before 1998)||UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands|
|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|
All driving licences must be valid.
|Document||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK or EEA||Issued in last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Financial statement, for example pension or endowment||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Irish PAssport Card||Cannot be used with an Irish Passport||Must still be valid|
|Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider||Non-UK only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application||Must still be valid|
|Utility bill||UK – not mobile telephone bill||Issued in last 3 months|
|Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, Pension||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|EEA 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|
Your signatory must either:
Examples of recognised professions include:
Your countersignatory cannot: