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Confirming your identity 

The law requires solicitors, as well as banks, building societies, accountants and financial advisers to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of their clients and of a client’s address. Acceptable forms of identity and address are: 
Proof of identity:  
 
current full passport (signed) 
current photo card driving licence 
HM Forces/Police ID card with photograph 
major employer’s identity card with photograph. 
Proof of address:  
 
a recent bank, building society or credit card statement 
a passbook containing a current address.  
(Please note that the above documents or the most recent entry on them must be no more than three months old) 
a Council Tax bill for the current year 
the most recent statement from your mortgage provider 
a Local Authority or Housing Association rent card or tenancy agreement 
recent HMRC correspondence 
latest TV or Vehicle Licence reminder. 
Where instructions are received on behalf of limited companies or other incorporated bodies, some or all of the directors will be required to produce individual evidence of identity. 
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