Identification Requirements for Directors.

When posting back documents you are required to include certified Identification as follows:

  • Include a certified copy of your Passport for each Director & Secretary.
  • A certified copy of a Utility bill, or Bank Statement, with your residential address which was issued within the last 3 months.

These documents can be certified by a Lawyer or by Notary. Please include certified copies of Identification for each Director. If a limited company is a shareholder of the company, please supply a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation of that company. Identification must be in Latin English.

Remember – don’t send us your original identification documents, we wouldn’t want them to be lost in the post – certified photocopies only are required. How do I get my documents certified?

We need to know the documents you send us are actual copies of the original. We do this by asking you to get another person to confirm they have seen the original and copy.

Who can certify?

Copies of your identification documents may be certified by a professional person as outlined in the table below:

The person you should be:

  • Bank or Building Society Official
  • Police Officer
  • Solicitor/Accountant
  • Notary

The person you ask should not be:

  • Related to you
  • Living at the same address
  • In a relationship with you
What needs to be stated:
There are a number of items that need to be on your true copy of original of your ID and Proof of address.

  • Notary or Accountant, or Lawyer Name
  • Address
  • Statement that the document is a true copy.
  • Telephone Number
  • Stamp
  • Signature

How to certify?

If you live in the UK or Ireland, please give the person who will certify your documents the following two items:

1.Your original identification documents

2.A copy of your identification

Please ask the person who will certify your documents to take the following five steps for each copy of your identification:

1.Write on the copy ‘Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me and presented to me by the named person’

2.Sign and date it

3.Print their name under their signature

4.Print their occupation, business address (or if not applicable, their home address) and telephone number

Important Please include your certified documents when you are returning your signature pages to us.