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Anti Money Laundering | Individual – Verification of Documents


Individual identification

a certified* copy of your current passport, or

a certified* copy of your national identity card which bears a photograph or

a certified* copy of your UK or Channel Islands driving licence which bears a photograph

Address verification (principal address)

Provide any two documents | Original to be provided or certified* copies and to be less than 3 months old

a utility or telephone bill (not mobiles)

a bank statement

credit card statement from a major bank

correspondence (less than three months old) from a government department/agency/tax office

a letter from a regulated financial service provider in an equivalent** jurisdiction


Copy documents must be certified by a third party who is subject to professional rules of conduct.

Suitable certifiers

a lawyer, notary public, actuary or accountant who is a member of a relevant professional body

a member of the judiciary or a senior civil servant

a serving police or customs officer

an officer of an embassy, consulate or high commission of the country or territory of issue of documentary evidence of identity

a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

a director, officer or manager of a regulated financial services business in an equivalent** jurisdiction.

Wording for certifiers

The required wording for the certification is as follows:

Client identification / verification

“I certify that I have met

[Full name]—————————————————–

and seen the original documentation verifying their

identity.  I further certify that this extract of that document is an accurate copy of that part of the document and that the photograph contained in this extract bears a true likeness to the individual.

[Signature of certifier]

[Name in block capitals]

[Professional capacity]



[Telephone number]


Please ensure the photograph is a clear reproduction.

Address verification

“I certify that I have seen the original document

and that this extract of that document is an

accurate copy.

[Signature of certifier]

[Name in block capitals]

[Professional capacity]



[Telephone number



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