Child verification (CVF1)

Use form (CVF1) to verify your child for the childcare service.


Child verification (CVF1)


Use form (CVF1) to verify your child for the childcare service.

You will need your National Insurance number. If you have never had a National Insurance number before you should contact one of the following:

  • if you are a UK citizen contact the National Insurance Registrations Helpline
    on Telephone: 0300 200 3502
  • if you are not a UK citizen contact Jobcentre Plus
    on Telephone: 0845 600 0643

Please read Apply for a National Insurance number for further information.

Required documentation

The documents you will need to send with this form will be either one of the following:

  • the birth certificate or adoption certificate for the children named on the form
  • the child’s passport(s) or travel documents used to enter the UK if the child was born outside of the UK

Do not send photocopies.

Before you start

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You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so we suggest you gather all your information together before you begin to fill it in.

Published 1 February 2017