Richmondshire District Council

Documents required for proof of your identity

To validate your identity you will need to provide copies of one document from Section A and one document from Section B.


Section A - Proof of name

Please provide a copy of one document from this list:

  • Current signed passport
  • Original birth certificate (UK birth certificate issued within 12 months of the date of birth in full form, including those issued by UK authorities overseas such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces)
  • EEA member state identity card (this can also be used as evidence of address if it shows this)
  • Current UK or EEA photocard driving licence
  • Current full old style UK driving licence
  • Photographic registration cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry (CIS4)
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from the Benefits Agency
  • Firearms or shotgun certificate
  • Residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals on sight of own country passport
  • National identity card bearing a photograph of the applicant

Section B - Proof of address

Please provide a copy of one document from this list:

  • Utility bill issued within the last three months
  • Local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year
  • Current UK driving licence (only if you have not used it as evidence for proof of name)
  • Bank, building society or credit union statement or passbook
  • Original mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year
  • Solicitor's letter confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address
  • Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from the Benefits Agency (only if you have not used it as proof of name)
  • Inland Revenue self-assessment or tax deman
  • Electoral Register entry
  • NHS medical card

You are advised to only send copies of these documents to us.

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