Evidence you'll need
Proving your identity
If you have a valid UK passport
You can confirm your identity by entering your valid UK passport details when you apply. You do not need to send us your original passport.
You can also send us a UK passport details form:
If you do not have a valid UK passport
You should send us your original UK birth or adoption certificate by post. Make sure to attach a cover letting which includes your full name, address and Customer Reference Number (CRN) if you have one.
EU Settlement Scheme
If you have been granted a status under the EU Settlement Scheme you need to provide us with a share code to prove your immigration and identity status, you do not need to send us a passport.
If you have not been granted a status under the EU Settlement Scheme, then you should send us your original non-UK passport or identity card. Make sure to attach a cover letting which includes your full name, address and Customer Reference Number (CRN) if you have one.
The evidence you give must be the original document. This means it must be the version issued by the organisation who gave it to you. We cannot accept photocopies of documents.
Any original ID documents you send will be returned to you up to 8 weeks after we’ve received them.
You should allow for 8 weeks before we return your documents when booking travel during this period. We cannot guarantee that these will be returned earlier. If you’ve booked travel and are travelling during this time, do not send your passport or ID card. Send your documents after you return.