Do I need to attend an identity check?

Attending an identity check

You need to attend an identity check, unless you have completed one within the last 12 months. 

If we approve your application, we'll invite you to book your place at an identity check. These take place at our offices in Manchester or London

At the identity check we'll take your photograph and check your original documents.

How do I arrange to come for an identity check?

You have three months to attend an identity check once we have approved your application. If you live overseas, please make sure you can come to the UK in time for your identity check.

What if I can’t attend within three months?

We can't extend the time limit for the identity checks for any reason.

For more information about this, see our guidance on identity checks.