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Proof of identity

To be acceptable as proof of identity and/or address a document must be official or semi-official, preferably an item from the lists below.

Other documents may be accepted at the discretion of the Head of Archive Services. If you have any concerns please contact us.

Identity and Address

  • CARN Ticket
  • Driving licence (must include an address)
  • Firearms licence


  • AA/RAC membership
  • Bank cheque card
  • British Library ticket
  • Bus/rail card
  • Credit card
  • National Trust card
  • Passport
  • Premium bond
  • National Archives ticket


  • Bank statement
  • Building society statement
  • Child Benefit statement
  • Fishing permit
  • Giro cheque book
  • NHS medical card
  • Pension book
  • Rent book
  • Vehicle insurance cert
  • Official bill (less than 3 months old)

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