What Documents Can Be Used for An Identity Check

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What Documents Can Be Used for An Identity Check

by | Oct 30, 2023

To comply with Money Laundering regulations, we are required to verify the identity of our clients by conducting Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks. Upon purchasing our services, we will ask for two forms of identification – photographic ID and proof of residential address.

To verify your identity, please submit one document from each section below.

Section A: Proof of name

1. Copy of current passport (should not be expired)

2. Current UK or EEA photocard driving license

3. Full old-style driving license

4. National identity card with name and photograph of the applicant

5. Residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals

6. Original birth certificate

7. Photographic registration cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry

8. EEA member state identity card

Section B: Proof of address

1. Utility bill (gas, electric or water bill issued within the last three months)

2. Current UK driving license (only if not used as name proof)

3. Council tax bill for the current council tax year

4. Bank statement (or Building Society/Credit Union statement)

5. Mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year

6. HMRC self-assessment or tax demand letter

7. NHS medical card

8. Tenancy agreement for the current year or council/housing association rent card

9. Benefit book or original notification letter from benefits agency (only if not used as name proof)

10. Electoral registry entry

What documents are not included?

Any documents not listed above are not sufficient for ID checks, including a provisional licence and mobile phone bill.

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Who needs to provide identification?

  • All persons named as directors
  • All persons holding 25% or more of the voting shares
  • The person placing the order (if not named as a director or shareholder)
  • If the director or shareholder is a corporate entity, we apply the same procedure to each entity (to identify the controlling individuals)

How do I provide my ID documents?

You will be provided with a secure link to upload your documents for review by our Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Team.

What if I am based outside of the UK?

Verification checks can still be conducted for non-UK-based residents by providing the accepted forms of documentation, certified by a qualified accountant, lawyer or notary. Documents should also be accompanied by certified translations if not in the English language.

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Need more information?

Please read our Company Formation Identity Checks page or contact us for more information.

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