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HMRC internal manual

Money Laundering Regulations: Registration

Fit and Proper Test: Documentary evidence of identity

If we cannot confirm the customer’s identity from the information provided on the application form we will ask them to provide documentary evidence to confirm their identity.

UK Resident: Where HMRC receives an application from a UK resident but cannot confirm their identity we will contact the applicant and ask them to send a government issued document with customer’s full name and photo to confirm their identity, date of birth and home address.

Non-UK Resident: If you’re a non-UK resident, you’ll also need to send documents which confirm your identity, date of birth and home address.

HMRC will accept documents issued by a government to confirm identity, for example a valid passport or valid full or provisional driving license which may also confirm your address.

You’ll also need to send another document to confirm your home address if this is not shown on the identity document you are using. Suitable documents are current:

  • council tax demand letters or statements, or their overseas equivalent
  • bank or credit card statements
  • utility bills