Different document combinations can be used depending on an applicants nationality.
NB: The EEA (European Economic Area) includes EU countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member but Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals.
NB 2: If applicants are Non-EEA we will also be required to see their Right to Work documentation.
|Group 1 - Primary Identity Documents|
|Current Passport||Current BRP|
|Current Driving licence photocard (full or provisional - UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA||Birth certificate - long form (the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, e.g. embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces. Issued within 12 months of birth)|
|Adoption certificate (the UK and the Channel Islands)|
|Group 1a - Primary Identity Documents for Non-EEA Nationals|
|Current Passport together with a Visa|
|Certificate of Application together with a Positive Verification Notice from the ECS. Less than 6 months old||
Application Registration Card stating the holder is permitted to take the employment in question,together with a Positive Verification Notice from the ECS
|Current Residence Card (could be Accession Residence Card or a Derivative Residence Card) for a non-European Economic Area national who is a family member of a national of an EEA country or Switzerland or who has a derivative right of residence together with a current Passport||Current Immigration Status Document together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer, together with a current Passport|
|Group 2a - Trusted Government Documents|
|Current Driving licence photocard - (full or provisional) All countries outside the EEA (excluding Isle of Man and the Channel Islands)||Current Driving licence (full or provisional) - paper version (if issued before 1998) UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EEA|
|Birth certificate - long form (issued after time of birth, UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands)||Marriage/civil partnership certificate (the UK and the Channel Islands)|
|HM Forces ID card (UK)||Firearms licence (the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)|
|Non-EEA Immigration Document/Visa/Work permit (Only for roles where applicant is living and working outside of UK)|
|Group 2b - Financial and Social History Documents|
|Mortgage statement (the UK or EEA. Issued in last 12 months)||Bank or building society statement (the UK and the Channel Islands or EEA. Issued in last 3 months)||Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter (UK. Issued in last 3 months)|
|Credit card statement (the UK or EEA. Issued in last 3 months)||Financial statement eg pension or endowment (UK. Issued in last 12 months)||P45 or P60 (the UK and the Channel Islands. Issued in last 12 months)|
|Council Tax statement (the UK and the Channel Islands. Issued in last 12 months)||
Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider
Non-UK or non-EEA only - valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application
Must still be valid
|Utility bill (UK - not mobile telephone bill. Issued in last 3 months)|
eg Child Benefit, Pension (UK. Issued in last 3 months)
|UK Central or local government document giving entitlement eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC (Issued in last 3 months)||
EEA National ID card
Must still be valid
|Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Must still be valid)||Letter from head teacher or college principal. (UK - for 16 to 19-year-olds in full-time education - only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided)||
Non-EEA Bank or building society statement
Valid only for roles where the applicant is living and working outside of the UK. Must relate to a bank or building society from the non-EEA country in which the role is based.