DC-098 ID Verification Form
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The list below is the exhaustive list of acceptable Group 1; 2a and 2b documents per the Home Office Oct 2012
Documents printed from the internet are NOT acceptable. Photocopies are only accepted when produced with the original. At least 1 document must evidence the Date of Birth and 1 document evidence the current address in addition to confirming current name and producing evidence of any previous change of name.

GROUP 1 DOCUMENTS (Primary Trusted Identity Credentials)

• Current Valid Passport
• Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
• Current Valid Driving Licence (Full/Provisional) (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands) Photo card only – must produce counterpart.
• Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) (issued at time of birth – including those issued by UK authorities overseas) (full or short form acceptable)

GROUP 2a DOCUMENTS (Trusted Government/State Issued Documents)

• Current UK Driving Licence photo card with counterpart
• Current Non-UK Photo Driving Licence (valid for 12 months from the date applicant entered UK)
• Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) (issued after the time of birth by the General Register Office)
• Marriage Certificate/Civil Partnership Certificate (UK & Channel Islands)
• Adoption Certificate (UK & Channel Islands)
• HM Forces ID Card (UK)
• Fire Arms Licence (UK; Channel Islands)

GROUP 2b DOCUMENTS (Financial/Social History Documents)

• Mortgage Statement (UK/EEA only) (Issued in last 12 months)
• Bank/Building Society Statement (UK/EEA only) (Issued last 3 months) or Account Opening Confirmation Letter UK (must still be valid)
• Credit Card Statement (UK/EEA only) (Issued last 3 months)
• Financial Statement (UK) (e.g. pension endowment, ISA)
• P45/P60 Statement (UK & Channel Islands) (Issued in last 12 months)
• Council Tax Statement (UK & Channel Islands) (Issued in last 12 months)
• Work Permit/Visa (UK) (valid up to expiry date)
• Utility Bill (UK) (electricity, gas, water, telephone NOT a mobile phone contract bill) (Issued in last 3 months)
• Benefit Statement (e.g. Child Allowance/Pension) (Issued in last 3 months)
• A document from Central/Local Government/Government Agency/Local Authority giving entitlement, benefits or services (UK & Channel Islands) (e.g. Dept for Work & Pensions; Employment Service; Customs & Revenue; Job Centre/Plus; Social Security) (Issued in last 3 months)
• EU National ID Card (Must still be valid)
• Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK & Channel Islands) (Must still be valid)
• Letter of Sponsorship from future employment provider (non UK/non EEA only) (relevant for applicants outside UK at time of application) (Must still be valid)
• Letter from Head Teacher or College Principal (UK) (use only for 16/19 year olds in full time education when no other documents available) (Must still be valid)


In order to confirm identity you need to present original identity documents at your interview. Acceptable forms of documentation are listed above and please check the number of documents you need to provide.
Can you produce a document from Group 1? *

You need 3 documents.
1 document from Group 1 and 2 further documents from either Group 1 or 2a/b.

You need 3 documents.
1 document from Group 2a and 2 further documents from either Group 2a or 2b. You will also be required to have your ID validated by an external service.

You need a Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) & 4 further documents.
UK birth certificate AND 4 further docs from Group 2 comprising of 1 from Group 2a and 3 further documents from Group 2a or 2b.