ID Documents that can be used to verify your ID

All applicants must be able to provide COPIES of their ID documents so that we can verify your identity.  These can be sent to us by emailing scanned copies to us or by posting photo-copies to us in the post (tracked recorded delivery recommended).  

Applicants must provide copies of at least 3 x ID documents as specified in the list of Acceptable ID Documents

Important note:  Please check this list carefully to ensure you can provide copies of the correct ID documents.

Time constraints also exist for some documents.  These are indicated on the Acceptable ID list.  

At least one ID document must show the full address of where you currently live, and at least one ID documents must show your date of birth.
If you cannot provide copies of ID in line with the Acceptable ID list we will not be able to process a Basic Disclosure application for you.


You must be able to provide a copy of at least one of the following ID documents plus two more copies of ID as outlined in the list of Acceptable ID documents.

  1. Current valid passport (any nationality):  we cannot accept expired passports.
  2. UK Driving Licence Full or Provisional – England/Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland/Isle of Man; either photo card or old-style (pre-1998) paper driving licence
  3. Original UK birth certificate (issued within 12 months of date of birth, full or short form acceptable)
  4. Valid photo identity card (EU countries only)
  5. UK Firearms licence
  6. HM Forces ID card (UK)
  7. Adoption Certificate (UK)

Please note:  If you do NOT have at least one of these ID documents we CANNOT process a Basic Disclosure Application for you. 

Incorrectly filled-in applications, queries, or incorrect ID will cause delays and may result in the rejection of your application.
In such cases of rejection, or late cancellation, administration charges may be applicable.

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