What is sufficient I.D

Please can anyone help me with this matter, I have never had a passport and neither do I have a driving license so the only official I.D I have is my freedom pass, which was issued to me by the local council and has a photo of myself on it, is this acceptable as I.D, any answers would be most appreciated.

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  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,849
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    kimbutler said:
    Please can anyone help me with this matter, I have never had a passport and neither do I have a driving license so the only official I.D I have is my freedom pass, which was issued to me by the local council and has a photo of myself on it, is this acceptable as I.D, any answers would be most appreciated.
    Depends who wants the proof of ID and what they are prepared to accept..
  • bristolleedsfan
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    Scroll down to   Proof of identity checklist for individuals, standard ID requirements

  • p00hsticks
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    Scroll down to   Proof of identity checklist for individuals, standard ID requirements

    Looking at that list, and being in the same position as the OP, I think I'm going to have to get me a shotgun!
  • Mickey666
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    edited 8 August 2020 at 11:27AM
    I registered at a new GP practice and was asked to bring photo identification and proof of address.  I took along my photocard driving licence.  The Receptionist wouldn’t accept it and wanted TWO documents, one with a photo and one with an address.  I pointed out the driving licence was a government-issued document with my photo AND my address so it proves both my identity and my address.  She insisted on two separate documents.  Just then, one of the doctors came into reception and overheard the discussion and asked what was the problem.  I explained, he said ‘fine’.  I always get a frosty look from the receptionist nowadays :) 
  • p00hsticks
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    edited 8 August 2020 at 1:43PM
    Mickey666 said:
    I registered at a new GP practice and was asked to bring photo identification and proof of address.  I took along my photocard driving licence.  The Receptionist wouldn’t accept it and wanted TWO documents, one with a photo and one with an address.  I pointed out the driving licence was a government-issued document with my photo AND my address so it proves both my identity and my address.  She insisted on two separate documents.  Just then, one of the doctors came into reception and overheard the discussion and asked what was the problem.  I explained, he said ‘fine’.  I always get a frosty look from the receptionist nowadays :) 
    She was techically right though - from the offical government link @bristolleedsfan provided earlier;

    Proof of identity checklist for individuals

    You cannot use one form of identification for both name and address.

    For example, if you provide your driving licence as proof of your name you must provide another form of identification for your address, such as a utility bill.



  • Mickey666
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    I guess the doctor out-ranked the receptionist :)
    Stupid rule though, don't you think?  Especially when using a government issued document - if you can't trust that, who can you trust? ;)
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