Forms of identification

We accept the following forms of ID:

Personal Identification

  • UK, overseas, international or provisional driving licence (provided it shows your photograph and/or signature)
  • Official identification card from a recognised place of work or study (provided it includes a photograph and the name of your organisation/university, etc)
  • International Identity card (provided it includes a photograph)
  • Full passport
  • UK cheque guarantee card, credit card or debit card (provided it shows your photograph)
  • Bus pass or travel card (provided it shows your photograph)

Proof of Address

  • Recent utility bill (gas, telephone or water) issued in the last 3 months
  • Recent bank, building society statement or credit card statement issued in the last 3 months
  • State pension book
  • Benefit/family credit book
  • Council tax statement or payment book issued in the last 3 months
  • Central or local government, government agency or local council document giving entitlement (e.g. from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC) issued in the last 3 months


This list is not exhaustive and we will accept alternative pieces of photo ID and recent proofs of address that are similarly official.