How do I provide evidence of identity?
If a person is not legally represented in a transaction their identity must be confirmed.
You can do this by completing the relevant panels in your application form (this is often the case for transactions involving forms AP1, DS2 and FR1). If the application is lodged by a conveyancer, we will accept their confirmation of identify for the parties to the transaction.
Evidence of identity must be provided by ways of:
Where a party to a transaction comprises more than one person, each one must complete a separate ID form and produce evidence of their identity.
Accompanying evidence is either one item from list A or two different items from list B.
- Current valid full passport – state the country of issue and number of the passport.
- Current United Kingdom, EU, Isle of Man, Channel Islands photocard driving licence (not a provisional licence) – state the number of the licence.
- Current identity card issued by the UK Identity and Passport Service to a non-UK national resident in the UK – state the number of the card.
- Cheque guarantee card or credit card bearing the Mastercard or Visa logo, an American Express or Diners Club card, or a debit or multi-function card bearing the Maestro or Delta logo that was issued in the United Kingdom and is supported by an original account statement less than three months old.
- Utility bill less than three months old.
- Council tax bill for the current year.
- Council rent book showing the rent paid for the last three months.
- Mortgage statement for the mortgage accounting year just ended.
- Current firearm or shotgun certificate.
When sending or bringing an application to us, please make sure you have all the right documents and evidence required for your type of application and everything has been completed correctly.
If you are attending one of our local offices to have your identity verified, you must bring your completed application with you, otherwise we will be unable to verify your identity.
Further information is available in Public Guide 20 – Evidence of identity – non-conveyancers.