We are required by legislation to verify the identity and proof of address for all our members. The following are acceptable forms of identification:

  • Valid passport
  • Valid photocard driving licence (full or provisional)
  • National Identity card
  • Firearms certificate or shotgun licence
  • Identity card issued by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland

If you do not hold the above then two documents from the list below are required as evidence of ID. The second document may be either government-issued, or issued by a judicial authority, a public sector body or authority, a regulated utility company, or another FSA-regulated firm in the UK financial services sector, or in an equivalent jurisdiction, which incorporates:

  • your full name,

and either:

  • your current residential address


  • your date of birth.

One document from each column:

Government-issued documents without a photograph include:

  • Valid (old style) full UK driving licence
  • Recent evidence of entitlement to a state or local authority-funded benefit (including housing benefit and council tax benefit), tax credit, pension, educational or other grant
Other documents include:

  • Current council tax demand letter, or statement
  • Current bank statements, or credit/debit card statements, issued by a regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or an equivalent jurisdiction (but not ones printed off the internet)
  • Utility bills (but not ones printed off the internet)
  • Instrument of a court appointment (such as liquidator, or grant of probate)

See Junior Savers for details of ID for under 18 year olds.

If you do not hold any of the above then please contact us to discuss your options.

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