Proof of identity
How to prove your identity
To prove your identity, you might have to provide our Electoral Services Team with documents. These documents will help confirm facts such as your date of birth.
You have three ways to prove your identity. Choose the option that's easiest for you, depending on the documents you have. You only need to choose one option.
Provide any ONE document from table 1.
Provide ONE document from table 2 and TWO documents from either table 2 or table 3.
Provide FOUR or more documents from table 3.
Table 1 - Primary identification documents
|Passport||Any current passport|
|Biometric residence permit||UK issued only|
|EEA ID Card||Must be valid|
|Photocard part of current driving licence||UK or Isle of Man or Channel Islands; full or provisional|
|Northern Ireland Electoral ID Card|
Table 2 - Trusted Government documents
|Paper version of a current driving licence||United Kingdom only|
|Current photo driving licence||Any other than UK and Crown Dependencies|
|Birth certificate||UK and Crown Dependencies only|
|Marriage or civil partnership certificate||UK and Crown Dependencies only|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Crown Dependencies only|
|Firearms licence||UK and Crown Dependencies only|
|Police bail sheet||UK and Crown Dependencies only|
Table 3 - Financial and social history documents
|Document||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK, Crown Dependencies or EEA||Issued in the last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK, Crown Dependencies or EEA||Issued in the last 3 months|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK and Crown Dependencies||Issued in the last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK, Crown Dependencies or EEA||Issued in the last 3 months|
|Financial statement, for example pension or endowment||UK, Crown Dependencies or EEA||Issued in the last 3 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Crown Dependencies||Issued in the last 12 months|
|Utility bill||UK and Crown Dependencies - not mobile phone bill||Issued in the last 3 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Crown||Issued in the last 12 months|