Photo ID Requirements

To ensure the chosen ID is accepted, please make sure that the photo you have taken is clear, was taken on a flat surface and in a well lit environment. If you are still having trouble, ensure the image is in focus, avoid low light conditions, reflections and glare, and make sure the entire document is captured within the photo. This means that all edges of the document align with the borders in the image preview. It is vital that the photo is taken straight on and not from an angle, all information needs to be clear and readable in order for it to be processed and accepted.

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Accepted Documents

  • Passport
  • Full/Provisional Driving Licence
  • Identity Card
  • Residency Card

The document needs to be in:

  • In date or not have expired more than 3 months ago
  • Issued in UK/EEA
  • If issued outside UK/EEA certified copy is required 
  • Show D.O.B (some have this on back)

Countries Documents are accepted from:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Rest of the world will require certified ID for Photo ID & POA

How to certify a document

To certify a document simply take a photocopied copy and the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:

  • Writing ‘Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me’ on the document.
  • Signing and dating it.
  • Printing their name under the signature.
  • Adding their occupation, address and telephone number.

Who can certify a document:

Your document must be certified by a professional person or someone well-respected in your community (‘of good standing’). You could ask the following if they offer this service:

  • Bank or building society official
  • Councillor
  • Minister of religion
  • Dentist
  • Chartered accountant
  • Solicitor or notary
  • Teacher or lecturer

The person you ask should not be:

  • Related to you
  • Living at the same address
  • In a relationship with you

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