As part of the process of becoming a sponsor, and ensuring that Ukrainian guests have a safe place to stay, all those over 16 years old in a household will be DBS checked. This is outlined in the sponsor process in Devon guidance. A video call will then be arrange to check identify documents. This page outlines what documents are required to verify each person’s identity.
Applicants must provide valid, current and original documents as explained below.
UK citizens only
The applicant is required to produce at least three documents – one document from Group 1 and two further documents from Groups 1, 2a or 2b; which in combination must verify their name, date of birth and current address.
If the applicant has satisfied this route then the ID verification is complete.
Group 1: Primary identity documents
|Passport||Any current and valid passport|
|Biometric residence passport||UK|
|Current driving licence photocard (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example, embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
Group 2a: Trusted government documents
|Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)||All countries outside the UK (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version
(if issued before 1998)
|UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Birth certificate – issued after time of birth||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Marriage/civil partnership certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
|Immigration document, visa, or work permit||Issued by a country outside the UK.
Valid only for roles whereby the applicant is living and working outside of the UK.
Visa/permit must relate to the non-UK country in which the role is based
|HM Forces ID card||UK|
|Firearms licence||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
Group 2b: Financial and social history documents
|Documents||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|Bank or building society statement||Countries outside the UK||Issued in last 3 months -branch must be in the country where the applicant lives and works|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Financial statement, for example pension or endowment||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider||Non-UK only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at the time of application||Must still be valid|
|Utility bill||UK – not mobile telephone bill||Issued in last 3 months|
|Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, pension||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|EEA National ID card||Must still be valid|
|Irish Passport Card||Cannot be used with an Irish passport||Must still be valid|
|Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands||Must still be valid|
|Letter from headteacher 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|