Acceptable forms of identification and address verification

Here's what we need from you:

Number 1 Please choose two documents (one from Column A, and a different one from Column B)

last updated: 26/08/2016

Document  Conditions Column A Column B
For proof of identity For proof of address
UK Passport Must be current, valid and signed

UK driving licence Current, and either:
  • Photocard
  • Full old-style licence

If you’re not already
using for identity

Northern Ireland driving licence Current

If you’re not already
using for identity

National identity card for EU nationals

Firearms certificate/shotgun licence certificate Current

Confirmation of state or local authority benefits entitlement (including pension, tax credit, child benefit, housing benefit, educational grants, winter fuel bill etc) Must be dated within 12 months of the date you submit it

If you’re not already using for identity

HMRC tax notification valid for the current tax year

Must be dated within 12 months of the date you submit it.
Not a P45 or P60

If you’re not already using for identity

Current UK bank/building society statement Must be dated within last 3 months of the date you submit it

Armed Forces ID card

Recent original mortgage statement from a recognised lender Must be dated within 12 months of the date you submit it

Bill for gas/electric/landline/telephone/water (original paper copies only) Must be dated within 3 months of the date you submit it

Council Tax Statement Must be dated within last 12 months
and show current or future year

Number 2 Please check that your documents:

  • show your full first name and last name
  • include the full residential address you gave in your application including postcode (for the document being used as proof of address)
  • are the most recent you have (see the conditions about dates in the chart)
  • are not online or ATM statements from your bank, building society or utility company
  • We recommend using certified copies:
    • a solicitor or your bank can certify a document by signing and printing their name next to: ‘I certify this is a true copy of the original’ on every page of the document. They should also provide their address and telephone number on the document and be available for us to contact by phone or in writing. We can’t accept documents that you or your relatives have certified.
    • if you have documents that are certified by the Post Office Document Certification Service, we also accept these.
    • if you prefer to send originals, we’ll return them to you within three working days.

Number 3 Please post both of your documents to:

  • Freepost Ikano Bank, PO Box 1328, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE99 5EA.

 

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