Proof of ID requirements

In place of signatures, we need members to prove their identity and address when making certain requests. We require members or death benefit claimants to provide 2 forms of ID for proof of identity, and 1 for proof of address.

For example, if you provide a driving licence and HMRC Tax Notification as proof of identity, you must provide another form of identification for proof of address, such as a utility bill.

Proof of identity

  • Current EU/EEA passport, *photo driving licence or identity card
  • All other current signed passports, with a valid UK Visa where applicable
  • HMRC Tax Notification
  • Young Scots Card
  • Biometric Residence Permit
  • Disabled drivers blue badge pass
  • Benefit entitlement letter
  • UK Armed Forces ID Card
  • Home Office Immigration Status Document accompanied by proof of right to reside
  • Home Office Application Registration Card
  • Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card

Proof of address

  • *Current EU/EEA photo driving licence
  • Benefits entitlement letter
  • HMRC Tax Notification
  • Local authority tax bill for the current year
  • Utility bill (such as gas or landline phone bill) less than three months old and must not be a mobile phone bill
  • Bank, building society or UK credit union statement
  • UK, EU/EEA mortgage statement
  • Current UK provisional driving licence
  • UK credit card statement
  • Tenancy agreement issued by a solicitor, housing association, local council or reputable letting agency

*If your licence expired between 1 February and 31 December 2020, your driving licence or entitlement to drive in the UK was automatically extended for 11 months.

More information about this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence 

As a result, we will accept your driving licence up to 11 months after its expiry date as valid proof of your identity or address.