What documents are acceptable for verifying identity?
A certified copy of your passport or national ID card is acceptable to confirm your identity.
The copy must clearly show the document number, signature and expiry date. Please ensure the photocopy is a clear colour reproduction, with the photograph clearly visible.
The ‘original’ certified ‘wet signature’ copy is required – a photocopy via email will not be.
What certification wording is acceptable?
The following wording is acceptable for verification purposes:
I certify that I have met [name of person]. I certify that I have seen the original documentation verifying the above named Individual. I certify that the 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 of certifier
Who can verify identity documents?
Copy documents must be certified by a third party who is subject to professional rules of conduct. Suitable certifiers include:
• a lawyer, notary, 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.
Queries over identification documents?
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 44 1534 630530.