What is required for donor identity verification?
In order to prove the identity of the donors, we will require the adult donor to provide ONE of the following: – Current signed passport – Travel documents issued to foreign nationals granted permission to remain in the UK – Current full UK Paper or photo card driving licence – Current EU/EAA identity card – Current CIS (Construction Industry Certificate) CIS4 or CIS6 – HMRC PAYE coding notice for the current tax year – Current Benefits Agency/DWP notification letter (less than 5 months old) – Current EU Residence permit – Current Northern Ireland voters card – Other photo IDs may be acceptable, but only after our specific written approval.
Please would you provide a copy at the sampling appointment and let us verify against the original. We may also wish to photograph the relevant parts of the documentation at the time of sampling.
The donor will also be photographed at the time of sampling. Whilst not strictly necessary, we would also appreciate it if you could also provide ONE of the following as proof of address (unless it has already be used for an identity check): – Current EU/EEA identity card with address – Original bank statement HMRC PAYE coding notice for the current tax year – Current Benefits Agency/DWP notification letter (less than 5 months old) – Current local authority tax bill – Original credit/debit card statement – Current Benefits Agency/DWP notification letter – Recent utility bill (not telecommunications) – Original mortgage statement – Solicitors correspondence – Local council tenancy agreement – HMRC correspondence showing NI number Where applicable, these must clearly have the name and address of the donor, be less than 5 months old and not printed from the internet.
On occasion the donors may not have any of these forms of identification and we will then ask you (as an independent third party) to verify that the individual is who they say they are. For children (under 16) where the above documents may not be available, then we would like to see the original birth certificate please, and ideally the full version where there is provision for the name of the father.