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Verification of identity documents for prospective employees

If we invite you to an interview, we need the following documents to confirm your identity, immigration status and permission to work. We can only accept original documents, not copies.

Group 1

We require 1 document from this list plus any two others from Groups 1 or 2

  • Current valid passport (any nationality)
  • Biometric residence permit (UK)
  • Current UK drivers licence (both the photocard and paper driving licence must be presented)
  • Birth certificate (UK - issued at time of birth)
  • Adoption certificate (UK)

Group 2

We require 1 document from Group 2a PLUS 2 further documents from Group 2a or 2b, one of which must verify your address

Group 2a

  • Current UK drivers licence (old style paper version)
  • Current non-UK photo driving licence (valid for up to 12 months from date of applicant entry)
  • Birth certificate (issued after the time of birth by the General Register Office/relevant authority)
  • Marriage/civil partnership certificate (UK)
  • HM Forces ID card (UK)
  • UK firearms licence (UK)

Group 2b

  • Mortgage statement (UK or EEA) - must be less than 12 months old, and not a print-out from the internet
  • Bank/building society statement (UK or EEA) - must be less than 3 months old, and not a print-out from the internet
  • Credit card statement (UK or EEA) - must be less than 3 months old
  • Financial statement (UK) - must be less than 12 months old
  • P45 (relevent to current financial year) or P60 (UK) - must be less than 12 months old
  • Council Tax statement (UK) - must be less than 12 months old
  • UK work permit/visa (residence permit) - must be in date
  • Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider (non-UK/non-EEA)
  • Utility bill (UK) - must be less than 3 months old and not a mobile telephone bill
  • Benefit statement (UK) - must be less than 3 months old
  • A document from central/local government/government agency/local authority giving entitlement (UK)
  • EU national identity card
  • Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK)