Electronic ID Validation authenticates your photo ID document
// For online applications only

Electronic ID Validation

If you already have a photo ID document stating your current name, we can verify your identity electronically using a digital check that authenticates it.

To use the Electronic ID Validation you must:

  • apply online
  • have access to a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer with a camera
  • have an original photo ID document that bears a recent likeness to you and states your current name (any copies including screenshots, photocopies or photos of a screen won't be accepted)

We only accept the following photo ID documents for the Electronic ID Validation:

  • Passport (UK or International)
  • Photo Driving Licence (UK or European)
  • European National ID Card